Edinburgh Hidden Gems Self-Guided Private Tour

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Departs: Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Forget about crowds, schedules or lines! With Pandemic Tours' self-guided experiences your phone is your new private guide.

In this incredible experience, Moira will show you a less-known walk, slightly off the beaten track but nonetheless, one that is steeped in the past and beauty: A Tour to Duddingston Village!

This is a wonderful and informative experience for anyone to enjoy - however a certain level of fitness is required (or you can take a taxi).

​Discover how Duddingston Village is a magical slice of history, art, nature, architecture and tales. In these small streets, you'll meet Mary Queen of Scots, Bonnie Prince Charlie, Raeburn and Walter Scott - a beheaded Queen, a would-be King, a famous artist, and a renowned writer. Plus, you will learn about Holyrood Park and the story behind the oldest working Church in Scotland.

PS: You will get an email with instructions for downloading our app and redeeming your unique code (different code than your booking reference number).

What's Included

3 weeks unlimited access to this Self-Guided Tour on the app

Audio guide, videos, pictures, recommendations and all the info you need

Map, directions, GPS route and stops of each tour

Moira will guide you through an audio guide (no computer-generated voice!)

You will get an email with instructions to activate your tour (booking reference isn't the code!)

What's Not Included

Live Guide (in-person)

Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 8 - 100

Additional Info

  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Service animals allowed
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • This is a private self-guided tour so please follow the safety guidelines of the NHS.

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

Fudge House
You will learn why Scots have a sweet tooth! Here is the story of the Tablet and Fudge.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Dunbars Close Garden
The old city of Edinburgh is like a maze with small alleys off the main roads and they each take you somewhere that feels magical. One of these hidden gems is the gardens at Dunbar Close. It’s right here in the centre of the city and unknown to most residents.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Robert Fergusson Statue
Standing on the main pavement, outside Canongate Kirk, we find the statue of Robert Ferguson. We cannot walk past this statue and not wonder who he is, and why he is so prominent on the Canongate.

You will learn everything about this important character as we move on on this tour.

• Admission Ticket Free

Holyrood Park
You will learn about both the Holyrood Palace and the Scottish Parliament while we walk along this tour.

• Admission Ticket Free

Salisbury Crags
Learn all about this large park in the middle of the city; its history, what people used to do here centuries ago and how it has changed over time.

• Admission Ticket Free

Arthur's Seat
Arthur’s Seat - the hill is an extinct volcano where signs of human habitation have been found 5000 years BC. It seems people have always lived here, innit. We will have a glance at its fascinating history. The climb is optional!

• Admission Ticket Free

As you clipped the top of the hill and started to descend the vista of the loch opened up in front of you. Duddingston Loch is a freshwater loch, and the only natural one remaining in the city. Discover this amazing village and lake in this tour!

• Admission Ticket Free

Duddingston Kirk
One of the emblems of Duddingston Village. The Church remains a working Church and must be one of the oldest in Scotland. You will also hear all you need to know about this beautiful landmark.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Dr Neil's Garden
Visit one of Edinburgh's hidden gems and best-kept secret! Dr Neil's Garden or more commonly known as the Secret Gardens. You guessed right, you'll hear all about it with this tour.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

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