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Mercat Tours

Hear Our Story, See Our City...

The best way to really experience medieval Edinburgh is to follow your feet – and your guide!

We’ll reveal the closes and courtyards; sites and stories to give you a true sense of our past and our people.

Where the buses can’t take you and the guidebooks don’t show is where our city’s fascinating stories can be found...

Why Make it Mercat?

The Scots love a good story, and history is the best story you can get.

We know it’s not just what you say, but how you say it...after all,

History is a damn good story, what it needs is damn good telling

- and that’s what we promise we’ll do.

Our award-winning guides relish bringing our past alive, whether haunted or historic, walking and exploring Edinburgh with you.

We’re also very proud to say our once-small family business is now the ONLY 5 star, highest awarded, largest walking tour company, with the most extensive selection of tours in Scotland.

Now into our second generation, since 1985 we have grown, developed and practised hard at what we do – like most families!

Choosing Your Tour

We’ll help you discover our fabulous city and make sure you don’t miss the best sites and stories:

  • Ghost tours, history tours
  • Daytime, evening
  • Old Town, New Town
  • The Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle and, exclusively, the Blair Street Underground Vaults

So we know we have a tour for everyone.

The True Story of Edinburgh’s Underground

With our exclusive access to the famously haunted Blair Street Underground Vaults, we can show you where the poor souls of Edinburgh's past still haunt her present.

Set in the heart of our bustling Old Town, surrounded by restaurants, shops and hotels, we are the perfect way to explore that little bit further.

We offer our scheduled tours:

  • Daily - we’ve always a tour to fit your plans
  • All year round - we’re here whenever you visit
  • Guaranteed departures - you’ll never be disappointed
  • Limited group size - to make sure you have the best experience possible

With a warm Scottish welcome, we’ll meet you at the Mercat Cross soon.