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Mercat Tours

28 Blair Street, Edinburgh EH1 1QR, Scotland
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'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!
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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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28 Blair Street, Edinburgh EH1 1QR, Scotland
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Amazing tour, went with my other half and the staff were very friendly from the off asking where everyone was from and providing necessary information. The places we went were interesting due to their history, the story telling, the amazing architecture plus we were being...More

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Amazing tour, definitely value for money. For those interested in not only a good ghost story but some history of Edinburgh too this is the one for you. Our tour guide Rachel was incredible (was shocked to discover she had only been doing this for...More

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My sons and I always do a “ghostly” tour in all the cities we visit .... Edinburgh was no exception and certainly has the history to provide chills. Alun was our wonderful, theatrical guide for two hours! Perfect at creating atmosphere above and below ground...More

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Booked a tour with Mercat Tours for a ghost walk thru the streets of Edinburgh and into the underground vaults. Our tour guide Edgar was great. The right amount of humor and horror as we walked the dark streets. You can tell he truly enjoys...More

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Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its
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this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
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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
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LKDeGroot
17 March 2018|
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Response from Alka P | Reviewed this property |
The streets of Edinburgh are often narrow and steep and uneven under foot. I would say a carrier would be better than a stroller.
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Brendon G
10 March 2018|
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Response from Helen W | Reviewed this property |
Hi Brendan, If it is the night walk it is fine for children. In the drop down menu when you look at the dates you want they have child prices too.
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Debbie K
11 January 2018|
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Response from MercatToursLtd | Property representative |
Hi Debbie, Can't wait to welcome you on our tour! As others have advised you will need transport into the centre of town. Our tours are located in the heart of the Old Town, so once you arrive it is very easy to get around... More
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