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Mercat Tours

28 Blair Street, Edinburgh EH1 1QR, Scotland
+44 131 225 5445
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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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  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 22:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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28 Blair Street, Edinburgh EH1 1QR, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We enjoyed the Mercat Tour of the Royal Mile and Skip the Line Edinburgh Castle tour. Our guide was fun and quirky but in a good way, sharing stories of old Edinburgh’s Royal Mile and the buildings & alleyways. The pace was just right and...More

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Our guide Laura was brilliant. The time flew and we learnt so much about the history of Edinburgh. Would highly recommend this tour and ask for Laura

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The chilling and spooky atmosphere made me extremely get thrilled. While Edinburgh was bustling and energetic during the day time due to the festival, it was a nice reversal experience to have. My eight year old daughter also enjoyed it a lot. The guide, Ruth,...More

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MercatToursLtd, Manager at Mercat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello Great to read that you enjoyed your tour and we also appealed to your daughter - children are often the toughest audience! Thank you for your recommendation Kindest Regards Shirley

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It was a very good experience, the guide Ana, was excellent, she gave us a bit of creepy old Edinburg times. Vaults were dark, wet and cold,we have seen no ghost, but it was a good way to spend an evening jumping in lost history...More

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MercatToursLtd, Manager at Mercat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi There, Good to know that you enjoyed your tour with us, despite not seeing a ghost, this is perhaps a good thing! All the best Shirley

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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
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speeroau
31 May 2018|
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Response from MercatToursLtd | Property representative |
Hi there, Thanks for getting in touch, we’d be delighted to welcome you on a Whisky Tour & Tasting experience. With 14 adults, we’d recommend a private experience which can be arranged to suit your itinerary time and day... More
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donnascott184
9 May 2018|
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Response from MercatToursLtd | Property representative |
Yes you can when you book a voucher direct with us! Unfortunately, we don't offer this online at the moment so it would mean phone or popping into our office if you're local. All the best :)
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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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