Mercat Tours

Price guide: Mid-range

28 Blair Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1QR

Price guide: Mid-range

Burke & Hare rise to tell their tale courtesy of Mercat Tours
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expert-rated things to do in Edinburgh
Expert overall rating:4.6 out of 5
Value for money:
4.6
4.6
Recommended for:
Backpackers / Students, Couples, Families with teenagers, First-time travellers, Stag / hen parties, Great views / scenery, History, Live entertainment, Nightlife, People watching

Best for Fun - Expert review of Mercat Tours

Walking tours of medieval Edinburgh in the company of some great and fun characters!

The streets of Edinburgh are a fantastic backdrop for a ghostly walking tour of the city. Mercat Tours create an imaginative, jaw-dropping, amusing creep-fest, which will entertain the whole family. Padding through the streets discovering characters, history and underground vaults you could never imagine. Not for those of a nervous disposition or the faint-hearted.

Normally for an outdoor attraction I'd say give it a miss but in this case it is even better on a cold, foggy night; but wrap up, these are not special effects - it really is that cold and SPOOKY. Boo!

Price advice: 

The different tours are slightly different price-wise but it's under £10 per adult, under £5 per child and about £20 for a family.

Expert tips: 
Several tours and tour times every day - do your research to make sure you get the best one for your crowd.
They do private tours if you have a special occasion - birthday/hen night maybe?
Kids between 5-15 must be accompanied by an adult so you can't get rid of them all en masse! Sorry.

More information on Mercat Tours:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Tour
Address:
28 Blair Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1QR
Telephone:
0131 225 5445
Website:
http://www.mercattours.com
Months open:
All year round
Opening times:
Several times a day, every day, except Dec 4, 24, 25, 26 and 31.
Indoor/outdoor?:
Outdoor

Have you been to Mercat Tours? Would you recommended it?