About this Sightseeing Tour

History walks and ghost tours, from Edinburgh’s award-winning storytellers. Small and safe group walking tours in Edinburgh’s Old Town and Royal Mile. Accredited Guides.

Guided Walking Tour (shared)

HISTORIC UNDERGROUND TOUR (was previously “Historic Vaults Tour”)

Book this tour if you’d like…

• to explore the history of the famous Blair Street Underground Vaults, exclusive to Mercat Tours
• to see, and touch, artefacts from 19th Century
• to hear how real people lived, and worked, in the Vaults
• to visit our new Discovery Room with AV, 3D model and display

The Story of the Underground
Hear the authentic history of the underground. This is your chance to visit the Blair Street Underground Vaults, exclusively available with Mercat Tours. Explore the deepest, largest and most extensive in the city whilst in the company of a Mercat historian. Why were the Vaults built? When and by whom? Who used the Vaults? How did they work, and play? We will recount the history of the Vaults, recall their stories and answer your questions during this fascinating experience.

*Due to COVID-19, the maximum capacity is reduced to 12 pax
*Limited capacity of 30 pax (post COVID-19)

Thursday-Sunday at 14:00
29/10/20-01/11/20 at 12:00 & 14:00
From 05/11/20-31/03/21 Friday-Sunday at 14:00

Schedule 2021/2022:
Daily at 14:00 hrs & 14:00 hrs

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Start: Mercat Cross, High Street, Edinburgh.
Finish: Discovery Room, Blair Street, off Hunter Square.

**No Tours: 13/11/19 & 24/12/19-26/12/19 & 24/12/20 – 26/12/20**

Advanced booking essential.

Last Updated: 23.10.2020


CHILD POLICY: Children under 5 years old are not permitted on these tours. 5-15 year old are charged at reduced rate (see tariff).

CANCELLATION POLICY: once confirmed the booking may be cancelled free of charge up to 48 hours prior to to tour. Cancellations made less than 48 hours prior and any non-arrivals will be charged in full.