Mercat Tours | Day Out With The Kids

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Mercat Tours

  • Edinburgh
  • Outdoor
  • Ages 4+
  • Tours and River Cruises

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

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

Travel & Contact Information


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

Phone number

01312 255445



Click here to visit Mercat Tours' website.


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

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking nearby.

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

No, there are no toilets available.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Mercat Tours has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Mercat Tours has not told us about their dining options.

Mercat Tours has not told us if they are fully wheelchair friendly.

Tours can be adapted to suit accessibility requirements.

Mercat Tours has not told us if they are fully pushchair friendly.

Mercat Tours has not told us if they are dog friendly.

Additional Info


Wear suitable shoes for walking and uneven paths. 

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