We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Mercat Tours

28 Blair Street, Edinburgh EH1 1RF, Scotland
+44 131 225 5445
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Edinburgh Historical Walking Tour Including Skip the Line Entry to Edinburgh...
More Info
and up
Edinburgh Night Walking Including Underground Vaults
More Info
and up
Underground Vaults Historical Walking Tour in Edinburgh
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
'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!
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“ghost tour” (410 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
Hours Today: 10:00 - 22:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
28 Blair Street, Edinburgh EH1 1RF, Scotland
Old Town
+44 131 225 5445
Write a Review
Reviews (4,216)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 3,825 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Certainly one hour of my life I wont get back............... Simply a walk around a building then down into its cellar that is obviously been a wine cellar and not a ghost town. Awful....simply awful..

Thank j s
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Did the history of the royal mile and the Blair street vaults. Both very well conducted tours… would 100% recommend the vaults.

1  Thank gregf674
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went underground which was cool, but the best thing about Mercat Tours is the storytelling of the staff. Lizzie was GREAT. I wish the vaults were more scary/had a bloodier history - but it was still worth the money!

Thank Alex S
Reviewed 2 days ago

We did the Evening of Ghosts and Ghouls tours. Our guides were Alan and Linda. Our guides spoke very clearly and with passion; they made the stories even more scary. We, as Dutchmen, could understand every word they said. We really liked that this tour...More

1  Thank Spekpony
Reviewed 2 days ago

The walk around the city with stories were fun, as were the vaults and the graveyard, but I do wish our guide would stop talking and give us some time to look at what we were seeing before being whipped away to a new location....More

Thank acadams24
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a great Tour. My Guide was Martin. I really enjoyed his way of telling the stories. a real treat. We started off at Mercat Cross and were taken to the dark side of Edinburgh. We walked to Blair Street Vaults and had a...More

1  Thank Alexandra M
Reviewed 3 days ago

Booked this ghost tour in the underground vaults before our visit and pleased we did because people were turned away, we went on the 5pm tour and our guide was Martin who was very knowledgeable on the history of Edinburgh and the vaults, really enjoyed...More

Thank Julie H
MercatToursLtd, Manager at Mercat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Many thanks for taking the time to get in touch, we're so pleased you enjoyed your tour! We hate to let people down when we're sold out but it's the only way to ensure small groups and a great experience on tour. Martin will be...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

Generally this tour is not boring but I expected a bit more. Since this is Ghost tour I expected actors and more scary things, not historical. I thought it will be more like Edinburgh dungeons. The guide is fantastic (Artemis), she really tried hard to...More

Thank Sinisa I
MercatToursLtd, Manager at Mercat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for getting in touch, its always good to hear visitor's feedback. I'm sorry you felt the tour wasn't what you were looking for. All our tours explore Edinburgh's Old Town with your storyteller sharing the fascinating history of our city. Our ghost tours focus...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I had lots of fun during my tour! Jeremie, our guide, knew many spooky stories and led us into the vaults where it was really dark and almost scary. I loved it!!!More

1  Thank celinepitrecool
MercatToursLtd, Manager at Mercat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Wow, what a lovely review, thank you! We try really hard to offer a 5 star experience and it's lovely to hear from happy visitors. We'll make sure to pass your compliments onto Jeremie too. Please do keep in touch on facebook and twitter until...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We took a tour of the extensive Blair Street underground vaults and were accompanied by an exceptionally competent guide called Laura. She has an excellent knowledge of the history and is an effective communicator. The vaults are fascinating and have an amazing history. I recommend...More

1  Thank Mollie1923
MercatToursLtd, Manager at Mercat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to get in touch, we really appreciate your feedback. We all work really hard to give visitors a warm welcome, help them get the most out of our city and leave with wonderful memories. It's great to hear from...More

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
Nearby Restaurants
The Colonnades at the Signet Library
828 reviews
.11 km away
Michael Neave's Kitchen and Whisky Bar
869 reviews
.07 km away
Angels With Bagpipes
2,436 reviews
.06 km away
Burgers and Beers Grillhouse
1,322 reviews
.03 km away
Nearby Attractions
Edinburgh Old Town
10,528 reviews
.09 km away
Real Mary King's Close
11,006 reviews
.03 km away
St Giles' Cathedral
4,262 reviews
.07 km away
Edinburgh City Chambers
12 reviews
.05 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Katarina B
21 July 2017|
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
19 July 2017|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from MercatToursLtd | Property representative |
Hi there, Congratulations, what a great way to celebrate! We'd love to welcome you and would recommend the Evening of Ghosts and Ghouls. Lasting 2hrs it includes exploring the closes of the Royal Mile, descending into the... More
Victoria D
26 March 2017|
Response from kati207 | Reviewed this property |
We did not book the tour online, but went there spontaneously ))) so we were not aware of the souvenirs..
Google Translation