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Mercat Tours
Descend and Discover

Book this tour if you'd like...

  • to visit Blair Street Underground Vaults, exclusive to Mercat
  • to spend time in the vaults without a guide
  • to explore our Discovery Room with AV and 3D model with display

New experience for 2015!

Enjoy this exclusive opportunity to explore the vaults in your own time. Descend and Discover, a self-guided experience of the Blair Street Underground Vaults allows you to linger, learn and experience the vaults at your leisure.

With a complimentary plan of the Blair Street Underground Vaults, discover this authentic and historic site; take pictures, browse our artefacts and enjoy our audio visual presentation in our newly developed interactive Discovery Room.

Descend and discover genuine 18th Century Edinburgh for yourselves!

Explore and Discover

Take a glimpse of your experience here...

*For health & safety reasons we are unable to allow any children under the age of 5 on our tours

Tour Times

  • Summer (April - October): 10.30am & 11.30am daily
  • Winter (November - March): 10.30am & 11.30am Sat & Sun


45 minutes (approx, self-guided access)


8 Adult, 5 Child


Mercat Cross, High Street


Discovery Room, Blair Street, off Hunter's Square

Online Booking

Descend and Discover