History Lovers Old Town Walking Tour

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Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 2 hours

Departs: Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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MAXIMUM GROUP SIZE - 15 PEOPLE. Learn all about Edinburgh's most historic quarter in a personal small group setting with an expert local guide. Most group tours of the Old town have up to 30 people, but not ours!

On this intimate 2 hour Walking Tour, you’ll find out how Edinburgh has evolved and developed over the past 2000 years. What were the major events that shaped it's development and who were the famous/infamous characters behind these events? We answer these questions and many more!

You'll see all of Edinburgh's most important landmarks, and some lesser known Old Town locations as well. This tour is perfect for the discerning traveller who wants the real history of the Old town.

What's Included

This tour includes an expert local guide

Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 12 - 17
  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 59
  • SENIOR: Age: 60 - 99

Additional Info

  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Service animals allowed
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Service animals allowed
  • Wheelchair accessible

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

Royal Mile
Traverse Edinburgh’s historic thoroughfare, see buildings dating back to the 1400s and hear some of the major events which shaped its history. We end the tour here.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Greyfriars Kirkyard
Explore Edinburgh’s world famous graveyard, hear how this site inspired renowned authors from Mary Shelley to J.K. Rowling contributed to medical science and the story of a certain very loyal dog.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Edinburgh’s traditional farmers’ market, home to some of the oldest pubs in the city (with connections to hangings and body snatchers) and the best view of the Castle in Edinburgh.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

St Giles' Cathedral
We walk around the cathedral, exploring it's architecture and history

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Edinburgh Old Town
We walk through the Old town, examining the history of the city's most interesting quarter

2 hours • Admission Ticket Free

Princes Street and Gardens
We start the tour here and explore the bowels of the Old Town, learning gruesome medieval history of Edinburgh.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

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