Mercat Tours | Day Out With The Kids

Mercat Tours

Edinburgh, Edinburgh and Lothian, Scotland

  • Guide and kids at Advocate's Close in Mercat Tours in Edinburgh
  • Guide and kids at Mercat Tours in Edinburgh
  • Guide and kids outside castle at Mercat Tours in Edinburgh

Attraction Information

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Ages: 4+

Venue type: Outdoor

See all the gruesome, ghostly and downright gross bits of Edinburgh with Mercat Tours. As well as a highly accredited team of guides to bring the streets to life, it’s got that YUCK factor which kids just love!

The best way to explore a new place is on foot so take to the streets and spot some of the most horrible haunts in the city. Your guides will show you where the alleys used to run with sewage, where witch trials took place and where ghosts still supposedly stalk the streets..!

As well as the grisly bits, expect to hear stories of how regular people lived in Old Edinburgh. You’ll see what a standard family home would have looked like and even explore the famous Blair Street Underground Vaults.

  • Five-star tour of Old Edinburgh
  • Hear gross and ghostly tales
  • See how the Scots of yesteryear lived


  • Parking Parking Available Nearby

Getting There and Contact Information


28 Blair Street, Edinburgh, Edinburgh and Lothian, EH1 1QR, Scotland

All of the tours start at the Mercat Cross on Edinburgh's Royal Mile. Postcode EH1 1RF.


Click here to visit Mercat Tours's website
01312 255445

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Please see website for details


General Admission

Adults from £9.00

Kids (5-15) from £6.00

Family (2 adults, 2 kids) from £24.00

More Information

Clothing requirements

Wear suitable shoes for walking and uneven paths. 

Guest suitability

Tours can be adapted to suit accessibility requirements.

Parking facilities

Metered parking is available on street. The closets car park is NCP, Castle Hill.