1. South Scotland
  2. Edinburgh and Lothian
  3. Edinburgh

Attraction Information

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
Claim & Manage Attraction ListingTick Icon
Timer Icon

Opening Times

Please see website for details

Ticket Icon

Pricing & Tickets

General Admission

Adults from £9.00

Kids (5-15) from £6.00

Family (2 adults, 2 kids) from £24.00

Book in advance for cheapest tickets

Find other attractions similar to Mercat Tours by visiting our attraction tickets section.

Question Mark Icon


Yes, there is parking nearby.

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

Pin Icon

Contact Details

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

Get Directions

28 Blair Street
Edinburgh and Lothian

Tel: 01312 255445

Visit Website

Mercat Tours Reviews

Day Out With The Kids - VIP Pass Advert

Recent blog posts

Rollerscape Wembley - Image
Jenny OsmondNovember 30, 2023
Rollerscape Wembley

Rollerscape Wembley is not your average entertainment venue. London’s newest pop up experience is perfect for all ages. Whether you are a seasoned skater or a beginner, Rollerscape Wembley promises a fun experience and a chance for some ‘rollerscapism’! Read on the discover what’s on at Rollerscape Wembley…You are in for a treat at Rollerscape…

Indoor Activities and Sport
Things To Do
Best Santas Grottos In London 2023 - Image
ShivaniNovember 30, 2023
Best Santas Grottos In London 2023

Plan a festive day out for all the family with our list of the best Santas Grotto in London! Have a magical time and feel merry and bright!

Things To Do
Things To Do At Christmas
Christmas Presents for Mum - Image
BanitaNovember 21, 2023
Christmas Presents for Mum

Mums are truly special, they take care of us and always make sure we are happy. We want to show you the best Christmas Gifts for your mum during the holiday season.

Retail and Shopping
Things To Do
Disneyland® Paris Rides for Little Kids - Image
ShivaniNovember 28, 2023
Disneyland® Paris Rides for Little Kids

Brushing up on the best Disneyland® Paris rides for kids? From weird and whacky to small thrills too! We have everything here.

Disneyland Paris
Top Recommended Activities
Disneyland® Paris Tickets and Hotel Packages - Image
ShivaniNovember 27, 2023
Disneyland® Paris Tickets and Hotel Packages

On the hunt for the best Disneyland® Paris Tickets and Hotel Packages? We have everything you need all in one place!

Disneyland Paris
Guides And Inspiration
Christmas Cake Recipes - Image
BanitaNovember 21, 2023
Christmas Cake Recipes

We want to show you the best Christmas Cake recipes, which are easy and delicious to eat!

At Home
Cooking, Baking and Other Recipes
The Snowman™ at Knole - Image
Jenny OsmondNovember 23, 2023
The Snowman™ at Knole

This winter, as the air becomes cooler and the first flurries of snow touch the ground. A magical transformation unfolds at the historic estate of Knole in Kent, England. The Snowman™ at Knole is an enchanting event. It combines the beloved story of the Snowman with the picturesque beauty of the estate, creating a captivating…

Things To Do At Christmas
London Eye 2 For 1 - Image
Jenny OsmondNovember 23, 2023
London Eye 2 For 1

Located on the banks of the River Thames, the London Eye is one of the UK’s most popular tourist attractions. You can enjoy the spectacular sights of London from the iconic London Eye, getting a unique view of the city. Are you interested in finding special savings and offers such as London Eye 2 for…

Ideas On A Budget
Things To Do