Mercat Tours

Mercat Tours

About Mercat Tours

Mercat House 28 Blair Street, Edinburgh Old Town EH1 1QR
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History Walks.
The best way to really experience medieval Edinburgh is to follow your feet – and your guide!

We’ll reveal the closes and courtyards; sites and stories to give you a true sense of our past and our people.

Where the buses can’t take you and the guidebooks don’t show is where our city’s fascinating stories can be found...

We’ll help you discover our fabulous city and make sure you don’t miss the best sites and stories:

Ghost tours, history tours
Daytime, evening
Old Town, New Town
The Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle and, exclusively, the Blair Street Underground Vaults
So we know we have a tour for everyone.

The True Story of Edinburgh’s Underground
With our exclusive access to the famously haunted Blair Street Underground Vaults, we can show you where the poor souls of Edinburgh's past still haunt her present.

Set in the heart of our bustling Old Town, surrounded by restaurants, shops and hotels, we are the perfect way to explore that little bit further.

We offer our scheduled tours:

Daily - we’ve always a tour to fit your plans
All year round - we’re here whenever you visit
Guaranteed departures - you’ll never be disappointed
Limited group size - to make sure you have the best experience possible
With a warm Scottish welcome, we’ll meet you at the Mercat Cross soon.

Upcoming Events at Mercat Tours

Historic Underground

Historic Underground

1st January 2018 - 31st December 2018
Discover a dark, damp world unchanged since the 18th century in this tour of Blair Street Underground Vaults with Mercat Tours.
Raising the dead

Raising the dead

26th October 2018
Discover the Blair Street Underground Vaults at Halloween, with access no other tour company can offer. Then tread carefully to the Canongate graveyard, among the restless spirits of the dead.
Halloween Underground

Halloween Underground

26th October 2018
This daytime Halloween tour of Edinburgh’s haunted vaults takes you eerily close to the spirit world and hear tales of body snatchers, torture, murder and hangings..
Haunted Halloween - the Midnight Hour

Haunted Halloween - the Midnight Hour

26th October 2018
A late night special for the steely-willed! Take a walk through Edinburgh’s Old Town and then venture deep underground, in time for the witching hour, in the dead of night.
Spirits of Halloween

Spirits of Halloween

26th October 2018
Raise the spirits of Halloween with a ghost tour of Edinburgh’s spookier closes and wynds, before venturing into the haunted Blair Street Underground Vaults.
Haunted Halloween (over 18s only)

Haunted Halloween (over 18s only)

26th October 2018 - 31st October 2018
Delve into the murky depths of Edinburgh’s most unsettling past. This Halloween tour is strictly adults-only, exploring sinister misdeeds and their terrible consequences.
Halloween Games Night Dungeons and Dragons

Halloween Games Night Dungeons and Dragons

27th October 2018
At midnight on Saturday 27 October, a unique Halloween adventure awaits Dungeons and Dragons game players in the Blair Street Vaults.
Halloween Underground

Halloween Underground

27th October 2018
This daytime Halloween tour of Edinburgh’s haunted vaults takes you eerily close to the spirit world and hear tales of body snatchers, torture, murder and hangings..
Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

27th October 2018
Hear tales of stinking streets, terrible tortures and ghostly goings-on with Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore & Grime.
Haunted Halloween - the Midnight Hour

Haunted Halloween - the Midnight Hour

27th October 2018
A late night special for the steely-willed! Take a walk through Edinburgh’s Old Town and then venture deep underground, in time for the witching hour, in the dead of night.
Spirits of Halloween

Spirits of Halloween

27th October 2018
Raise the spirits of Halloween with a ghost tour of Edinburgh’s spookier closes and wynds, before venturing into the haunted Blair Street Underground Vaults.
Raising the dead

Raising the dead

27th October 2018
Discover the Blair Street Underground Vaults at Halloween, with access no other tour company can offer. Then tread carefully to the Canongate graveyard, among the restless spirits of the dead.
Gory Stories - Halloween for Kids

Gory Stories - Halloween for Kids

27th October 2018 - 28th October 2018
Discover some horrible haunts, including Mercat Tours famous Blair Street Underground Vault, and hear tales of witches, punishment and unruly school kids. Age 5+
Spirits of Halloween

Spirits of Halloween

28th October 2018
Raise the spirits of Halloween with a ghost tour of Edinburgh’s spookier closes and wynds, before venturing into the haunted Blair Street Underground Vaults.
Raising the dead

Raising the dead

28th October 2018
Discover the Blair Street Underground Vaults at Halloween, with access no other tour company can offer. Then tread carefully to the Canongate graveyard, among the restless spirits of the dead.
Halloween Underground

Halloween Underground

28th October 2018
This daytime Halloween tour of Edinburgh’s haunted vaults takes you eerily close to the spirit world and hear tales of body snatchers, torture, murder and hangings..
Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

28th October 2018
Hear tales of stinking streets, terrible tortures and ghostly goings-on with Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore & Grime.
Haunted Halloween - the Midnight Hour

Haunted Halloween - the Midnight Hour

31st October 2018
A late night special for the steely-willed! Take a walk through Edinburgh’s Old Town and then venture deep underground, in time for the witching hour, in the dead of night.
Halloween Underground

Halloween Underground

31st October 2018
This daytime Halloween tour of Edinburgh’s haunted vaults takes you eerily close to the spirit world and hear tales of body snatchers, torture, murder and hangings..
Spirits of Halloween

Spirits of Halloween

31st October 2018
Raise the spirits of Halloween with a ghost tour of Edinburgh’s spookier closes and wynds, before venturing into the haunted Blair Street Underground Vaults.
Raising the dead

Raising the dead

31st October 2018
Discover the Blair Street Underground Vaults at Halloween, with access no other tour company can offer. Then tread carefully to the Canongate graveyard, among the restless spirits of the dead.
Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

3rd November 2018
Hear tales of stinking streets, terrible tortures and ghostly goings-on with Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore & Grime.
Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

4th November 2018
Hear tales of stinking streets, terrible tortures and ghostly goings-on with Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore & Grime.
Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

10th November 2018
Hear tales of stinking streets, terrible tortures and ghostly goings-on with Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore & Grime.
Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

11th November 2018
Hear tales of stinking streets, terrible tortures and ghostly goings-on with Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore & Grime.
Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

17th November 2018
Hear tales of stinking streets, terrible tortures and ghostly goings-on with Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore & Grime.
Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

18th November 2018
Hear tales of stinking streets, terrible tortures and ghostly goings-on with Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore & Grime.
Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

24th November 2018
Hear tales of stinking streets, terrible tortures and ghostly goings-on with Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore & Grime.
Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

25th November 2018
Hear tales of stinking streets, terrible tortures and ghostly goings-on with Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore & Grime.
Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

1st December 2018
Hear tales of stinking streets, terrible tortures and ghostly goings-on with Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore & Grime.
Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

2nd December 2018
Hear tales of stinking streets, terrible tortures and ghostly goings-on with Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore & Grime.
Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

8th December 2018
Hear tales of stinking streets, terrible tortures and ghostly goings-on with Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore & Grime.
Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

9th December 2018
Hear tales of stinking streets, terrible tortures and ghostly goings-on with Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore & Grime.
Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

15th December 2018
Hear tales of stinking streets, terrible tortures and ghostly goings-on with Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore & Grime.
Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

16th December 2018
Hear tales of stinking streets, terrible tortures and ghostly goings-on with Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore & Grime.
Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

22nd December 2018
Hear tales of stinking streets, terrible tortures and ghostly goings-on with Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore & Grime.
Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

23rd December 2018
Hear tales of stinking streets, terrible tortures and ghostly goings-on with Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore & Grime.
Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

29th December 2018
Hear tales of stinking streets, terrible tortures and ghostly goings-on with Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore & Grime.
Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

30th December 2018
Hear tales of stinking streets, terrible tortures and ghostly goings-on with Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore & Grime.

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Popular Events

Fireworks and Bonfire Night 2018
Saturday 3rd November sees Hopetoun House host ‘The Greatest Fireworks Show on Earth’ and it’s bound to be another sell out event.
Samhuinn Fire Festival 2018
Edinburgh’s most unique Hallowe’en event returns to the capital this October with one of their biggest Winter festivals yet.
Halloween Trail
Bring the children along to the Royal Botanic Gardens this October for a special Halloween Trail through the Garden.
Edinburgh Diwali - 2018
The City of Edinburgh presents the 2018 Diwali on 3rd November with music, dances, food, drink and fireworks!
Dracula
The World Première of a brand-new multi-sensory stage adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula comes to the King's Theatre and is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat!

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