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Edinburgh Old Town Guided Walking Tour - Royal Mile, St Giles Cathedral, John Knox House, Castlehill & More!

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?


  • Duration

    1.5 hours

  • Start time

    (Start 1 pm & End 2:30pm)

  • Meeting Point
    Tour starts at Mercat Cross, Royal Mile, EH1 1RF. Look for the 8-sided monument with white Unicorn on top just after Cafe Nero.
    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 Castle Esplanade, Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NG

Key Highlights

  • Step back into Edinburgh’s historic past with a walking tour of Old Town and Royal Mile
  • Explore Royal Mile, the main artery of Old Town, with a guide
  • See St Giles Cathedral, High Street, Parliament Square, John Knox House, Lawnmarket and Castlehill
  • Discover Old Town as you walk through its narrow wyndes and closes with an expert guide
  • Explore places in Edinburgh that are not covered by tour buses and guidebooks


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.

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


  • Enjoy a tour with a Live, Award-winning, English-speaking guide
  • TourTalk devices provided for a more immersive storytelling experience
  • Small group walking tour (max 18 people)


  • Meals and transport

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.

'Concession' ticket option £18.00 (for students aged 16+ with valid student ID and seniors aged 60+)

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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