If a good old fashioned scare is your idea of a relaxing evening, then this ghoulishly enjoyable Hidden and Haunted Tour for Two ticks all the boxes. Packed with unsavoury characters and bone-chilling tales, this candlelit tour is the last of the night, and by far the most frightening. Your sinisterly cloaked guide will take you on a dark and atmospheric journey through the closes of the Old Town before descending into the Blair Street Underground Vaults, where the real scares begin. You'll hear all about the plots and treasons that led to bloody torture, and the horrific conditions and deaths that typified the Vaults. As well as all the undesirable characters who once called the abandoned chambers home, you'll learn of the tormented souls and famous spirits that still haunt the underground walls to this day. Be warned, this is a highly authentic and atmospheric experience. The Vaults are home to some of Edinburgh's darkest history, so you never know what you might discover beneath the relative safety of the streets above
Need to Know
Your tour will begin at the city's Victorian Mercat Cross, and after meeting your tour guide you'll be led through the streets and alleys of Edinburgh's Old Town on your way up to the Royal Mile. Then it'll be time to go underground. Led by your cloaked guide, you'll explore beneath the city's streets in the famous haunted Blair Street Underground Vault, with only the candlelight to guide you. A deeply atmospheric experience, this Hidden and Haunted tour is a great way to spend the evening learning about Edinburgh's gruesome history.