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Mercat Tours

28 Blair Street, Edinburgh EH1 1RF, Scotland
+44 131 225 5445
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'History is a damn good story, what it needs is a damn good telling!' We're a family business and simply love sharing Edinburgh's stories. We're the original, largest, and first 5 star walking tour company in Scotland giving guaranteed quality. With a warm welcome and our award-winning storytelling and tour routes, we'll help you explore and discover Edinburgh. Our expert guides offer a unique, memorable glimpse of our remarkable history. With guaranteed daily departures, year round we offer exclusive access to Blair Street Underground Vaults, Edinburgh Castle, Palace of Holyroodhouse & National Museum of Scotland. Our tours begin at 10am and finish at 10pm, so we're sure we'll find something for you!
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
28 Blair Street, Edinburgh EH1 1RF, Scotland
Old Town
+44 131 225 5445
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A. Do this tour and B. If you can get Edgar, he was brilliant. The tour was really good and Edgar was full of great stories!!

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Reviewed yesterday

We loved all 3 of our Mercat Tour experiences during our recent time in Edinburgh. For our Secrets of the Royal Mile tour, Laura was incredibly enthusiastic and knowledgable. For the Historic Underground tour, Fred was super fun and really took time to provide compelling...More

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Reviewed yesterday

we did the evening of ghosts and ghouls on Tuesday October 4. Our guide Jereme was knowledgable and entertaining. The walk into the south bridge was unsettling! a 'wee dram' after was a nice touch would do this again

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went on the ghost and ghouls tour that is some walking around the town and then down in the vaults. Ella was our guide/story teller for the tour and was brilliant. Didn't see or sense any ghosts (thank goodness) but had a really entertaining evening...More

Thank Julie B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I hate being treated like a child, but that's how I felt throughout this tour. If it hadn't been for my partner's wish to see the vaults, then I would have walked away after we were told to shout and cheer after our guide "whipped"...More

Thank willyboy1607
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Jared our guide and the viewing of the Underground Vaults made this tour. Wandered around various parts of the Royal Mile before heading underground. Funny and creepy walk at 10pm on a Sunday night but wasn't as informative as hoped it would be. Jared was...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Joined the Outland tour, which I received as a birthday present from my daughter. It was excellent. Our guide, Fred (a delightful French lady), was friendly and knowledgeable. She combined the history of Scotland, Edinburgh and the Royal Mile with the significant events from the...More

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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its
labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers
that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal
Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
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Rob F
7 September 2017|
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Response from Kimberly C D | Reviewed this property |
I'm not able to answer that. I only went on the Hidden and Haunted tour. I would imagine that they all cover some of the same stuff.
Jess B
1 September 2017|
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Response from Maria S | Reviewed this property |
I couldn't say for sure, not having been on the Hidden and Haunted tour myself, but I would guess its because, like you say, the stories are more gruesome. Have a great trip!
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Katarina B
21 July 2017|
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Response from MercatToursLtd | Property representative |
Hi Katrina, Doomed Dead & Buried is the longer tour so you will hear more stories on this one. You'll see some locations in Old Town Edinburgh, above ground and then venture into our Blair Street underground vaults. To... More