Quingo Accessible Attractions: Mercat Tours, Edinburgh

Quingo Scooters are always encouraging users to get out and about to visit interesting or unusual places on their mobility scooters, especially places that you didn’t think were accessible enough.

Over our series of blog posts we’ve been sharing with you some extremely accessible attractions to explore on your mobility scooter. Today we’re heading to Edinburgh for a lesson in history and ghosts.


Mercat Tours

Mercat Tours offer all kinds of different history walks and ghost tours from Edinburgh’s award winning storytellers. An absolute must if you’re visiting Edinburgh for a short or long getaway, these tours are sure to shed a whole new light on the city’s past whilst delivering a captivating story.

Mercat Tours have attained the ‘Investors in People’ recognition within five years of operating, and were named a Five Star tourist attraction by VisitScotland.

There are many tours available but these sometimes vary depending on the time of year.

If you’ve got a moderate to large sized group, Mercat Tours also offer private tours where you can explore and learn about everything from Edinburgh’s Old Town to the Blair Street Underground Vaults and more.



Tours are sometimes looked upon as attractions that wouldn’t be considered too accessible. However, Mercat tours love welcoming mobility scooter users to Edinburgh, and they will go above and beyond to help you explore the city. That’s why there are many tours available, so that there is something for everyone. For example, The Royal Mile tour provides level access all the way, with a couple of dropped kerbs. You will have no problem getting around and seeing everything there is to see.

If you need to use an accessible toilet, the tour guide will make you aware of where the nearest ones are and they will make time in the tour should these be required.

To make it as easy as possible to understand what the tours involve before you book, Mercat Tours has developed an access statement. The company have many videos on it’s website which enable you to see detailed information such as the tour routes, buildings visited and facilities available. The team are always happy to chat to you if you require any additional help too.

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If you’ve been to visit any great accessible places on your Quingo or would like us to write about a particular place you have visited, we’d be delighted to hear from you! You can email your stories, recommendations and pictures by filling out the contact form on our website and we’ll feature them on our blog.

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