We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Thanks Kat for guiding 'Caldervale Pals Battalion'”
Review of Mercat Tours

Mercat Tours
Book In Advance
More Info
$18.46*
and up
Edinburgh Night Walking Including Underground Vaults
Ranked #19 of 222 Tours in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 'History is a damn good story, what it needs is a damn good telling!' We're a family business and simply love sharing Edinburgh's stories. We're the original, largest, and first 5 star walking tour company in Scotland giving guaranteed quality. With a warm welcome and our award-winning storytelling and tour routes, we'll help you explore and discover Edinburgh. Our expert guides offer a unique, memorable glimpse of our remarkable history. With guaranteed daily departures, year round we offer exclusive access to Blair Street Underground Vaults, Edinburgh Castle, Palace of Holyroodhouse & National Museum of Scotland. Our tours begin at 10am and finish at 10pm, so we're sure we'll find something for you!
Reviewed February 13, 2013

Battlefield Experience was great enjoyed being 'Caldervale Pals Batalion' Kat was brill and will never forget and always remember this experience of a lifetime, Thanks Kat!

Thank Claire G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
MercatToursLtd, Manager at Mercat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded February 26, 2013

Many thanks for getting in touch - it was a pleasure to meet you all and journey to the trenches of WWI. Remember to keep singing...

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (4,838)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"underground vaults"
in 473 reviews
"ghost tour"
in 463 reviews
"underground tour"
in 219 reviews
"mercat cross"
in 116 reviews
"ghosts ghouls"
in 65 reviews
"south bridge"
in 153 reviews
"royal mile"
in 403 reviews
"edinburgh vaults"
in 50 reviews
"above ground"
in 113 reviews
"story telling"
in 155 reviews
"great tour"
in 273 reviews
"ghost walk"
in 56 reviews
"a great story teller"
in 52 reviews
"audience participation"
in 43 reviews
"meeting point"
in 43 reviews
"edinburgh's history"
in 51 reviews
"highly recommend this tour"
in 42 reviews
Filter

3,414 - 3,418 of 4,838 reviews

Reviewed February 12, 2013

The guides tried their best to create a ghostly experience,but frankly the 'stories' were a major let down.I've been more scared at Cub camp!. the major part of the tour was in the candle lit vaults which promised much but as each vault was the same the surroundings did not enhance the weak story telling. Not worth a tenner

Thank bigandy10
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
MercatToursLtd, General Manager at Mercat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded February 15, 2013

Thank you for your leaving feedback about your tour and I am sorry you were disappointed with your experience. We do not promise to 'scare' on our tours as scariness is a very personal thing and we prefer to focus on telling true stories form Edinburgh's past, as well as a few more modern stories from the vaults themselves. We have kept the vaults as authentic as possible to give visitors a true flavour of conditions in 18th century Edinburgh, and the candlelight contributes to this authentic atmosphere we hope to create.

We take on board all comments and I thank you again for taking the time to leave your feedback. We are currently reviewing our tours for the new season and your input is most helpful.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed February 12, 2013

My sister and I visited Edinburgh for the weekend and were keen to visit the Edinburgh vaults so we decided on this tour at 8pm. Emily was a great guide and engaged us all in the tales she had to tell. At the end we spent some time in the underground cavern with a lovely glass of wine to continue with the tales and we all had plenty of time to ask more questions that we had. A great evening and well worth the visit.

1  Thank Catherine T
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed February 10, 2013

Having taken the Hidden & Haunted tour on Saturday I highly recommend taking the time to enjoy a Mercat Tour when you are in the capital, I thoroughly enjoyed the stories recited by the guides Linda and Robin that night. They were gruesome, spooky and exceedingly entertaining with the odd scare from our guide Linda. The Blair Street Underground Vaults were truly eerie in the candlelight which enhanced my enjoyment of the tour, I was almost convinced I was surrounded but the ghosts from the past.

Thank IntergalacticAura
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
MercatToursLtd, General Manager at Mercat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded February 15, 2013

Thank you for leaving such wonderful feedback and I'm so glad Linda and Robin entertained you in such style - they are a gruesome pair! We shall make sure it is passed on to them.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
Reviewed February 9, 2013

Mark, our guide, did an amazing job bringing us into the vaults of Edinburgh while telling us the tales behind them. We went on the 5:00 underground ghost story tour, and it was just the right amount of spooky. Every story he told was fascinating, I almost wish the tour had been longer! Loved it! And it was well within the budget of a traveling college student.

1  Thank Samantha K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Mercat Tours also viewed

 

Been to Mercat Tours? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing