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Edinburgh Old Town Walking Tour

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Edinburgh Old Town Walking Tour
Edinburgh Old Town Walking Tour
Edinburgh Old Town Walking Tour
Edinburgh Old Town Walking Tour
Edinburgh Old Town Walking Tour


  • Discover the secrets and tales of Edinburgh’s Old Town
  • Explore the Royal Mile, the heart of Old Town
  • Tour is lead by an expert guide


This tour is a fascinating introduction to the secrets and tales of the Old Town of Edinburgh. Your tour will follow the Royal Mile; the the main artery of the Old Town area which runs from Edinburgh Castle to Holyrood Palace.

This tour will lead you where tour buses or guide books won’t take you; the closes, wynds, courtyards and homes of Old Edinburgh.

Note: This tour is sold out from 18 October 2015 to 1 November 2015. Should this tour not be available on your chosen date, we recommend an alternate tour which also includes a tour of Edinburgh Castle click here for more details>>


You will meet your guide at Mercat Cross, an octagonal monument on the Royal Mile, opposite City Chambers.

Your tour will take you through the narrow alleyways of the Royal Mile, often no more than a few feet wide, leading downhill on either side of the main spine forming a herringbone pattern. There are numerous notable buildings in the area such as St. Giles' Cathedral .

Visit Parliament Hall which is the oldest part of the Scottish Parliament and was once the supreme court. It was built in 1632 and while it may no longer be a functioning court the hall has hardly changed and will transport you back hundreds of years.

The tour also includes a visit to the Discovery Room and an intriguing presentation. Written translations available on request (Fr, Ger, It, Sp, Rus).

The tour ends at World’s End, St Mary’s Street.

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

01 Apr – 31 Oct: Daily
01 Nov – 31 Mar: Saturday & Sunday


1.5 hours

Start time


Meeting point

Tour starts at Mercat Cross (an octagonal monument on the Royal Mile, opposite City Chambers).
Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

Ending point

Tour ends at World's End, St Marys Street

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  • Walking Tour of the Royal Mile

Please note

Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to the start of the tour to reconfirm the departure details.

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
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Cancellation policy

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