The Mercat Deal

You come first. That’s the Mercat Deal.

Our team, visitors and locals of the Old Town are the Mercat community we’ve cared about since 1985. As a local and independent family business, we respect and support like-minded people to guarantee the very best experience of Edinburgh, for everyone.  

Quality and family values are at the core of what the Mercat Deal stands for, so you can trust what we say and do.

These are the promises we’ve always kept with you:

Good for You, Good for Edinburgh 

Choose us to benefit yourself and others. 

We love Edinburgh. Building our team and supporting our local community has helped us thrive for 35 years. As of today, you can be part of the story too.   

Here’s how the Mercat Deal works; 

  • Storytelling is good for your well-being – let your imagination soar! 
  • Walking is good for you and the environment – safe, healthy and low-impact 
  • Our ethical, Living Wage family business is good for our team and community 

To put it simply, choosing Mercat means supporting a responsible employer, rooted in our local community - read more of the story here.

Be Safe, Feel Safe 

As a local and independent family business, our first priority is to look after our visitors and our team – that’s the Mercat Deal. Please play your part and help everyone enjoy a great, relaxed experience on tour.  You'll find more information on our Be Safe Feel Safe page.


We're here to help on, pop us an email if you have any questions.

We'll see you at the Mercat Cross with the warmest of welcomes very soon!

Take care until then,

The Mercat Team






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