Tour Guides leading tour in vaults which are dark except for candle light.

Mercat Tours

Royal Mile
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Mercat Tours is a local family business based in the heart of Edinburgh. With a range of award-winning ghost & history tours, there's something for everyone

  • A ghostly figure surrounded by a tour group inside a kirkyard mausoleum.
  • A Mercat Tours Storyteller sits at the end of a table in an underground cellar, telling ghost stories to a tour group sat with drinks.
  • A tour group stands by a lamp in the middle of an empty courtyard off Edinburgh's Royal Mile.
  • A Mercat Tours Storyteller stands next to a table of visitors in an underground cellar, and they all hold up whisky glasses.


Mercat Tours is a local, five-star, independent walking tour company based in the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town. Their ghost and history tours visit a range of the city's most historic sites, including fast-pass entry to Edinburgh Castle and exclusive access to the Blair Street Underground Vaults.

Mercat's small tour groups and exclusive TourTalk audio devices mean you won't miss a word your storyteller has to say! Everyone gets a five-star welcome at Mercat Tours.

By choosing Mercat, you also support local schools and charities through the Our Stories, Your City project, which provides free tours to help vulnerable communities reconnect with their city. Good for you, Good for Edinburgh!

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Hearing Loop


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Green Tourism

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On Public Transport Route

Nearby bus stops are located on the South Bridge. We can also be reached by travelling up Cockburn Street from Waverley Station

Public Parking Nearby

Parking spaces are limited but there are some paid spots on Blair Street. Blue badge holders may park in public spaces without time limit or charge.


Access guide

Hearing Loop

Level access from entrance to reception

Nearby to Mercat Tours

Approximate duration and distances shown are from Mercat Tours.

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