Mercat Tours - Secrets of the Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle

Historical Tour

28 Blair Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH1 1QR

    Join us on this tour if would like... - A unique journey round the sites, stories and secrets of the Old Town you might otherwise miss - A wonderful introduction to Edinburgh, it’s past and people. - A guided tour of Edinburgh Castle

    Hidden gems waiting to be discovered

    We think the best way to explore Edinburgh is to follow your feet. Where the buses can’t take you, and the guide books don’t show you is where our city’s stories lie – the closes, wynds, courtyards and homes of Old Edinburgh.  

    You’ll visit the sites that are tucked away to see the secrets and tell the tales. We’ll help unlock our fascinating past – the culture, crime, politics and people of Scotland’s capital. 

    Then visit the iconic Edinburgh Castle with your guide to discover the tales of centuries past within our famous landmark.

    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    Low Season: 1.30pm Sat & Sun, High Season 1.30pm Daily
    1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
    Low Season: 1.30pm Sat & Sun, High Season 1.30pm Daily
    1 Apr 2015 - 31 Mar 2016

    Guaranteed departures.
    Excluding 24th, 25th, 26th December.

    Ticket Information
    Adult £12.00 per ticket
    Adult inc.Castle £29.00 per booking
    Child £7.00 per ticket
    Child inc.Castle £18.00 per booking
    Concession £10.00 per ticket
    Senior inc.Castle £24.00 per booking
    Student inc.Castle £27.00 per booking

    Concession applies to full time students and retired.
    Child applies to 5yrs - 15yr

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.


    • ASVA Member

    Payment Methods

    • American Express Card
    • Cash
    • Debit Card
    • Delta Card
    • Electron
    • JCB Card
    • Mastercard
    • Solo Card
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card


    • On Public Transport Route
    • Paid Parking within easy distance
    • Public Parking Nearby


    • City Centre

    Special Requirements

    • Business Travellers
    • Coach Parties Welcome
    • Families
    • Groups Welcome
    • Non smokers
    • Senior Citizens
    • Single Travellers
    • Young People

    Public Transport Directions

    This is a guided walking tour of the Old Town of Edinburgh.

    Transport within Scotland

    For public transport information to visit here from within Scotland, enter your postcode and visit date below.

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