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” (420 reviews)
Closed 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 (4,316)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 3,907 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Me and my partner did the hidden and haunted 10oclock tour and Ella our tour guide was hands down amazing. She made the whole experience, from her passionate story telling to excellent knowledge. Once we entered the vaults she gave us chills from start to...More

Thank Bethany M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

One of the tours I did with Merkat Tours during my trip to Edinburgh was the Ghostly Underground tour. This one starts in the centre of the Royal Mile, with our energetic guide walking us through closes while telling us haunting stories about the history of the...More

1  Thank Shinylifeforme
Reviewed 2 days ago

We chose Secrets of the Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle - a walking tour. Our guid Martin was absolutely brilliant. Not only was he knowledgeable but he presented the facts in an interesting and entertaining way. He was enthusiastic about the history and it showed....More

1  Thank embee44
Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited the vaults in August 2017 with our two sons (14 and 17 years old). They first came reluctantly, but after the very entertaining and inspiring tour (led by guide Samuel) they came out claiming this was one of the best holiday family activities...More

1  Thank 35marjolein
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

On our walking ghost tour the guide was fantastic.Not only did she know her stuff but made it more atmospheric with her delivery and frankly scaring me several times.My husband and I really enjoyed it.I'm sorry I couldn't remember the tour guide's name but she...More

Thank diligaf71
MercatToursLtd, Visitor Services at Mercat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi, Thank you for your review. if you tell me which tour you've been on exactly I can check who your guide was and make sure to pass on your fabulous feedback. Great to hear that you enjoyed your tour. Do visit us again if...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

My husband and I did the Underground vault and cemetery tour. The tour was very interesting, however what made the tour really good was the guide himself. Without his enthusiasm and story telling skills, it won't have been that great of tour. Def would recommend...More

Thank Alfa_f86
MercatToursLtd, Visitor Services at Mercat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi, Thank you for your review. We do believe that our storytellers are what make the tour. All the stories only come alive throughout them. So glad to hear that you completely loved your tour. Do visit us again if you can. Kind Regards, Gesine

Reviewed 4 days ago

some real history instead of ghost walks - that's what we like. Interesting facts well presented and narrated. Thanks to our german guide who was excellentMore

Thank wipse2017
MercatToursLtd, Visitor Services at Mercat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi, Thank you for your 5 star review. We do have a new German history tour at 10am in the morning called "Die Royal Mile und ihre Geheimnisse" which is perfect if you're visiting Edinburgh for the first time and need a bit of insight....More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I would recommend this tour. Our tour guide was Artemis whom was great fun, very knowledgeable and brought the history of Edinburgh to life for us. There are some steps and uneven floors and it is dark underground, which could be a problem for people...More

Thank Wendy H
MercatToursLtd, Visitor Services at Mercat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Wendy, Thank you for your wonderful review. I'll make sure to let Artemis know as well about how much you enjoyed the tour with her. Everyone should definitely make up their own mind about if they believe in ghosts or not. There is so...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

This tour is not for those with mobility problems, ie a lot of walking up and downhill. It is almost all over cobblestones and, although the guide made allowances (letting me meet them further along), I missed some of the tour and felt this was...More

Thank V B
MercatToursLtd, Visitor Services at Mercat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi, Thank you for your review. I'm sorry that you weren't able to fully enjoy your tour. We do provide an access statement and all the mobility information you might need via our website to make sure that all of our customers know what they're...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was brilliant did jump a few time our guide Dave was brilliant and did help make this fun, it does say no one under age 10 but I would recommend this is not something for children at all it's very dark and a few...More

Thank Helen J
MercatToursLtd, Visitor Services at Mercat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Helen, Thanks for the wonderful feedback but I think you went with a different company. We do allow children over the age of 5 and we don;t have any guide named Dave. But feel free to join any of our Ghost Tours next time...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
854 reviews
.11 km away
Michael Neave's Kitchen and Whisky Bar
905 reviews
.07 km away
Angels With Bagpipes
2,483 reviews
.06 km away
Burgers and Beers Grillhouse
1,434 reviews
.03 km away
Nearby Attractions
Edinburgh Old Town
10,864 reviews
.09 km away
Real Mary King's Close
11,309 reviews
.03 km away
St Giles' Cathedral
4,428 reviews
.07 km away
The Great Scottish Tapestry
33 reviews
.04 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Katarina B
21 July 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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|
AnswerShow all 4 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
25 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