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Edinburgh Old Town Guided Walking Tour

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?


  • Duration

    1.5 hours

  • Start time

    1 pm

  • Meeting Point

    The tour starts at Mercat Cross, High Street.

    Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. 

  • Ending Point

    Tour ends at Edinburgh Castle esplanade, Castlehill

Key Highlights

  • Step back into Edinburgh’s historic past with a walking tour of Old Town and Royal Mile
  • Explore places in Edinburgh that are not covered by tour buses and guidebooks
  • Enjoy an immersive experience with exclusive audio devices
  • Explore the quieter, lesser known sites where history was lived and made
  • Both printed and smartphone vouchers accepted!
  • Discover Old Town as you walk through its narrow wynds and closes with an expert guide


Discover the charms of Edinburgh on a walking tour and explore the beautiful city steeped in rich history and perfectly preserved, in the wynds, closes, courtyards, and homes of Edinburgh’s Old Town.

This tour is a fascinating introduction to the secrets and tales of the Old Town. Your tour will follow the Royal Mile; the main artery of the Old Town area which runs from Edinburgh Castle to Holyrood Palace. Immerse yourself in the lives of Edinburgh residents– from historical figures like Mary Queen of Scots and Robert Burns to regular folks who never left the city’s walls their entire lives.

Discover an Edinburgh that is so much more than what bus tours and guidebooks showcase.


  • Edinburgh Old Town Walking Tour
  • English-speaking guide
  • Audio devices 


  • Meals and transport

Please note

Voucher information: You can show your voucher on your smartphone (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)

Customer Reviews

  • Heather J Mastromattei
    Excellent and informative Tour

    Charles was our guide and he was very knowledgeable and friendly making this tour memorable. It was during the end of Fringe but he did an excellent job getting us through the...

    Canada 09/12/2016
  • Mr G Crammond
    Edinburgh Old Town Walking Tour

    very enjoyable and informative tour led by a very enthusiastic guide who really knew his stuff. Great tour....

    United Kingdom 10/27/2015

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