Mercat Tours (Edinburgh) Reviews
Description:Walking Tours of Edinburgh.
Newest Review: ... The tour guide was dressed up and was really in character, the group we were with took a while to get used to the acting, but over all was interacting. The tour guide used a few people to tell of the characters back in the day (including myself!). It was very informative and good stories however I found myself day dreaming and drifting off as it wasn't as creepy and gruesome a sI thought it ... more
Customer Mercat Tours (Edinburgh) Reviews (5)
by Alice Lougheed - written on 26/10/10
Me and my friend are both 17, and were looking forward to a good chilling session of gruesome, historic information about Edinburgh. After the many good reviews, we went for the Mercat Tour Gallows of Graveyard. The tour guide was dressed up and was really in character, the group we were with took a while to get used to the acting, but over all was interacting. The tour guide used a few people to tell of the characters back in the day (including myself!). It was very informative and good stories however I found myself day dreaming and drifting off as it wasn't as creepy and gruesome a sI thought it might've been. Towards the end, we were very excited as it was now the .. Read the complete review
by - written on 13/01/10 (Very useful, 158 readings)
There are many tours located within edinburgh where people can go and see the underground vaults and learn the history behind them. The two main walks are auld reekie and mercat tours, and both are very different and excellent for different reasons, so firstly if you are intending on going on a guided tour then attend both as you will see different vaults in both and have different information. The mercat tours are based by the main cross by st giles cathedral in edinburgh and run daily at various times throughout the day. Booking is advised however dont feel it completly necessery unless it is the height of summer when tours will be at their busiest. Simply ... Read the complete review
by - written on 06/09/02, updated on 17/02/05 (Very useful, 1112 readings)
Edinburgh is an amazing city. For my money, it's architecturally the most beautiful in Britain and it has a history that is truly fascinating. I go there every August for the comedy festival and normally see only the shops, the bars and the comedy venues. This year, however, I was determined to get up earlier than usual and give myself time to take some of the tourist trails. After scouring the net and reading some guide books, my mate and I decided that one thing we must do was take the guided tour of Edinburgh's hidden underground vaults run by Mercat Tours. Edinburgh's underground vaults have only recently been uncovered after lying ... Read the complete review
by - written on 30/07/02, updated on 30/07/02 (Very useful, 209 readings)
This opinion is not recommended for those of a nervous disposition. MARY KING'S CLOSE was a 17th century street in the old town of Edinburgh. Much of the Close is still intact and in its original state. Shops and houses can be inspected - and some ghostly figures have been experienced over the years in this 'Street of Sorrows.' Allegedly The Close runs from the High Street northwards underneath the present City Chambers. Before Cockburn Street was built, the close used to continue on down to Market Street where the northern-most exit is marked, these days, by the Hebrides Bar. Mary King's Close (formerly Alexander ... Read the complete review
by - written on 07/03/02, updated on 27/09/02 (Very useful, 244 readings)
In the Scottish capital of Edinburgh, humankind’s love of the supernatural, paranormal and all things macabre, has given rise to a booming tourist industry in ghostly tours of the city’s haunted streets. Not one to miss the opportunity of a good ghost story and tales of murder and mayhem, strange as I am, I set out on an intrepid walk through cobbled streets and hidden crypts. Now you wouldn’t normally associate students with the events of medieval Scotland but ironically it was only through the actions of one group of students in particular that led to the discovery of one of the most important features of Edinburgh’s history. Beneath ... Read the complete review
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