Spooky underground passage
St Giles Cathedral in fog

Mercat Tours

Mercat Tours offers a mixture of comprehensive, historical walks and spooky tours. Established in 1985, this award-winning tour company knows how to tell the city’s stories!

Mercat Tours hosts different types of experiences, with their most renowned being their ghost tours. A highlight must be the Ghostly Underground; here you can partake in an exploration of the Blair Street Underground Vaults.

For an even spookier excursion, adults can sign up for the Doomed, Dead & Buried tour. This is a nerve-wracking experience, with exclusive sound devices making it even more immersing. You’ll not only explore the vaults but will get to see the Canongate graveyard.

For a light-hearted but ghostly journey, kids can partake in the Gory Stories: The Kids’ Tour. This family-friendly experience exposes the past of Edinburgh and also features audio devices.

Perhaps you’re looking for something less scary? Then Mercat Tours’ offering of history walks is perfect for you.

Secrets of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile is a must-see if you want to learn all about the area alongside Edinburgh Castle and Old Town. You’ll learn of writers, monarchs and the everyday citizens who made it their home.

The Whisky Tour & Tasting is another popular experience, where you can uncover Old Town’s whisky smugglers and blenders. You’ll also learn about the production process before sampling sumptuous malt whisky!

The company also provide bespoke, private tours that take you around your preferred Edinburgh sights.

Be both amazed and startled by these captivating tours…

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