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Mercat Tours exploring Edinburgh's White Horse Close
Edinburgh's Royal Mile © Mercat Tours

Mercat Tours - Treasures of the Old Town

From £15 per adult

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January — December

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Explore the hidden treasures of the Royal Mile – and let your expert guide unlock the history of this ancient seat of power. Discover the lesser known history of the Canongate, and the glorious Palace of Holyroodhouse.

Uncover a path to the palace that escapes the notice of history books and bus tours. As you walk down the quiet closes of the Royal Mile your expert tour guide will show you a different side of the city – in rich, engaging detail.

Here, rebellious Jacobites clattered over the cobbles, led by a proud Bonnie Prince Charlie. You'll 'meet' the sickly poet, Robert Fergusson, the inspiration to renowned Robert Burns and forever immortalised on the street. In the hands of your gifted storyteller on this walking tour, you’ll find that romance and intrigue are everywhere – in the architecture, literature, crime and politics, on the very doorstep of the Queen’s Palace.

Your chance to explore the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

After the Canongate, your guide will introduce the glorious Palace of Holyroodhouse – which you’ll explore in your own time. You’ll find 14 magnificent state apartments, as well as the romantic ruins of the 12th century Holyrood Abbey.

The palace was the setting for many dramatic episodes in the short reign of Mary, Queen of Scots – and Her Majesty The Queen still makes use of the State Apartments for royal ceremonies.

Contact details

Mercat Tours
28 Blair Street
Edinburgh
Edinburgh
Scotland
EH1 1QR
Starting
Edinburgh Edinburgh & The Lothians Edinburgh - City Centre
Length
2
Hours
Transport
Walking
Type
Medium Group (17-30) Private
Languages
English
Themes
City Family History Outdoor Activities Walking Walking/Hiking

Tour prices

From

  • £15 Per Adult
  • £10 Per child
  • £13 Concession
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Prices are subject to change depending on season

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Tour company information

Mercat Tours

Mercat Tours are the original five-star history and ghost tour company in Edinburgh. Established over 32 years ago, our accredited guides bring Edinburgh’s stories to life every day. We explore Edinburgh Castle, the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the National Museum of Scotland and our Blair Street Underground Vaults. We offer Edinburgh experiences in English, French and German With guaranteed departures on our small group tours.

Opening times

Daily 9am to 10pm

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