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Edinburgh Castle Guided Tour & Old Town Walking Tour

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    • Adult (16+)
    • Child (5-15)
  • Children from age 0 to 4 are not allowed.
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Key Highlights

  • Enjoy a two hour guided walking tour of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle and Old Town
  • See St Giles Cathedral, High Street, Parliament Square, John Knox House, Lawnmarket and Castlehill
  • Discover the secrets of Old Town as you walk through cobblestone streets, passageways and Edinburgh tenements
  • Venture down the Royal Mile, the main artery of Old Town, with a guide
  • Explore Edinburgh’s iconic castle dating back to the 19th century, a top Scotland attraction
  • Overview

    This great tour will show you the very best of the Old Town of Edinburgh.

    Your will start off exploring theRoyal Mile; the main artery of the Old Town area which runs from Edinburgh Castle to Holyrood Palace. You will visit Parliament Hall, one of the oldest buildings in the city.

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

    Following your Royal Mile tour you will continue to explore Edinburgh’s iconic castle. Standing proudly atop Castle Rock this is Edinbur’s top attraction. Your expert guide will lead you on a guided tour of this fascinating landmark.

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?



    2 hours 15 minutes

    Start time

    10:00am & 1:00pm

    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 Edinburgh Castle.


    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 (French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian).

    From the Royal Mile your tour will continue to the incredible Edinburgh Castle. This imposing landmark dominates the Edinburgh skyline and dates back to the 9th century BC. Your expert guide will lead you on a fascinating discovery of the castle, its history and its secrets.

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

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  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Walking Tour of the Royal Mile
    • Entrance to Edinburgh Castle
    • Local Guide
  • Please note

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

    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.
  • Customer Reviews
    • Excellent Tour!

      Simon was an interesting, informative and amusing guide. Would thoroughly recommend this tour....

      Jan Webster,
    • ...

      Jim Kuhlmann, United States
    • Good way to better understand old Edinburgh...

      Ronald Robinson, Australia
    • Knowledgable and amusing delivery from a professional guide.

      Jan Webster, , 02/Sep/2017
    • Excellent

      Paul O'Rourke, Singapore, 01/Jul/2016

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