Edinburgh Hidden Gems Old Town Walking Tour

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Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person


Departs: Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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There are over 80 Closes leading off the Royal Mile. If only these ancient stone tunnels could talk, the stories they would tell.

Unfortunately, walls can’t talk but your intrepid tartan-clad guide can!

…you’ll be hanging on every word as you embark on this entertaining expedition.

Uncover fascinating history, magic & intrigue on a mysterious journey off the beaten track.

You’ll ignite your imagination as you tread in the footsteps of Jamie and Clare on some of the iconic streets featured in the hit series Outlander.

You’ll visit hidden courtyards, historic closes and architectural treasures, each with a tall tale to tell.

See for yourself why Edinburgh is said to have been a great inspiration for J. K. Rowlings Harry Potter books.

It’ll be “cameras at the ready” as you insta-snap these memory-making moments.

Discover a myriad of quirks and oddities tucked away in the lesser-known corners of this Unesco world heritage site…

Edinburgh, secrets to uncover.

What's Included

Character driven entertaining performance

Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 5 - 15
  • ADULT: Age: 16 - 64
  • SENIOR: Age: 65 - 99

Additional Info

  • Service animals allowed
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • This walking tour is completely outdoors

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Mercat Cross
Start your exploration at the grand centrepiece of Parliament Square, and learn about this hidden gem in plain sight.

Discover another hidden gem connected to a certain boy wizard in the area before heading down the Royal Mile towards the site of the old gates to the city and entering the historic Burgh of Canongate!

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Royal Mile
Pass down the Royal Mile to discover and explore many hidden gems. Along the way, we will sneak off the main street and venture off the beaten track, away from the hustle and bustle to reveal some secrets.

25 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

As we continue down the Royal Mile and cross over into Canongate we uncover more fascinating history. Venture through often missed Closes and round hidden corners along the way, many more mysteries will be revealed.

25 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Palace of Holyroodhouse
We finish at the grand Palace of Holyrood House, were after visiting a peculiar little outhouse with a surreal connection to Mary Queen of Scots we say goodbye at the Palace gates. A perfect addition to your tour if you wish to enter.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

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