Private Walking Tour of Edinburgh Old Town with Qualified Guide

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Enjoy a half day walking tour of Edinburgh Old Town and Royal Mile. Edinburgh Old town has a rich and sometimes dark history. Let us guide you through the narrow closes and streets to reach the mighty Edinburgh Castle. This tour is a great introduction to the city.

We will walk through the narrow alleyways of the Old Town called closes and learn the meaning of Auld Reekie. We will explore the important sights that have made the town what it is today. This will include the Tron Kirk, Mercat Cross, Heart of Midlothian and St Giles area.

Then we go to Greyfriars Kirkyard which was home to Edinburgh's hero dog, Bobby. The Graveyard is also haunted and has connections with Harry Potter.

We finally reach the Edinburgh Castle esplanade. Standing on top of an extinct volcano it offers great views of the city and surroundings. Due to Covid restrictions we can not guide inside the castle so we will give you an introduction from the outside and tell you the best way to explore on your own.

What's Included

3-4 hours with Qualified Blue or Green Badge Guide

What's Not Included

Edinburgh Castle Tickets



Traveler Information

  • TRAVELER: Age: 0 - 120

Additional Info

  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Not recommended for travelers with walking difficulties. The tour involves stairs, cobblestone streets and the castle is based on a hill
  • Service animals allowed

Cancellation Policy

All sales are final. No refund is available for cancellations.

What To Expect

Edinburgh Castle
Our qualified guide will take you to the castle esplanade and tell you the history of the castle and the best way to explore. Due to covid restrictions we can not guide inside the castle so you will enter on your own.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Royal Mile
Your guide will take you on a walk of the Royal Mile through the narrow closes and courtyards.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Greyfriars Bobby
Learn the story of the hero dog of Edinburgh.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Greyfriars Kirkyard
We will take a walk around the graveyard and hear the ghostly story of the Mackenzie Poltergeist, the body snatchers and connections to Harry Potter.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Guided walk of Lawnmarket closes.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Heart of Midlothian
Learn the story of why there is a heart on the pavement.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

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