Step into the fascinating history of Edinburgh on this thrilling walking tour of the Scottish capital.
April to October: 10am and 1pm daily
November to March: 1pm daily
Departure Point: The Mercat Cross, a substantial eight-sided monument on the Royal Mile next to St Giles Cathedral.
Location: Old Town, Edinburgh
Duration: 1.5 hours
End Point: Edinburgh Castle
This tour will not be running on the 24th, 25th and 26th of December.
Children under the age of 5 are not allowed on this tour.
No refunds can be made for cancellations less than 48 hours before the tour takes place, however we may be able to transfer your booking to a more suitable date and time within the next 6 months.
You will receive a timed ticket for Edinburgh Castle.
You should allow at least 2 hours to see all of the castle highlights.
Fall in love with the beautiful city on Edinburgh on this fascinating walking tour of the Scottish capital. You’ll learn about the city’s rich heritage and history as your guide walks you through the Royal Mile, a succession of cobbled streets and pathways in Edinburgh’s Old Town.
Brimming with history, beauty and pride, Edinburgh is a city full of captivating stories and secrets –your guide will reveal these and plenty more! Hear about Scotland’s most notable figures, such as Mary Queen of Scots, philosopher David Hume, economist Adam Smith and poet Robert Burns, and discover a hidden side of Edinburgh. Come up close to the statue of Hume and see if you’re blessed with good fortune and wisdom after rubbing his toe. From politics to crimes to culture to everyday events, the true stories of Edinburgh and Scotland will prove to be unforgettable.
Your tour, which includes a wireless audio system, will last approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. This system means that you won’t have any trouble hearing your guide while being in the middle of the hustle and bustle of Old Town Edinburgh. You will be given a set of headphones at the start of your tour; alternatively you can bring your own (a standard 3.5mm audio jack is used).
Upgrade to enter Edinburgh Castle
Enjoy admission to Edinburgh Castle, where you can marvel at the sparkling Scottish Crown Jewels and photograph breathtaking panoramic views of the city’s famous skyline.