Edinburgh: Old Town History and Tales Walking Tour

4.9 / 5

27 reviews

Edinburgh: Old Town History and Tales Walking Tour

From $19.58 per person

Discover the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Old Town of Edinburgh. There you can explore its historic streets whilst having the history of Edinburgh come alive with the help of a talented tour guide.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore Edinburgh's historic Old Town
  • Discover the stories that helped to shape a nation
  • Walk the stunning winding streets and experience this UNESCO World Heritage Site
Full description
You will meet your guide on Edinburgh's iconic and historic Royal Mile, by the Statue of Adam Smith (one of Scotland's greatest thinkers). From there, your tour will be lead through the gorgeous winding streets that comprise Edinburgh's "Old Town". Covering everything from history to religion and folklore, this walking tour is an original tour of Edinburgh’s medieval Old Town. Your talented and entertaining guide will walk you through the streets and alleys of "Auld Reekie", while enthralling you with with its history, folklore, and tales! You will learn about the secrets Edinburgh is hiding and experience the incredible stories it has to tell, as your guide leads you through the city's long history. Topics included in the tour include Edinburgh's Mercat Cross, St. Giles Cathedral, the Scottish Enlightenment, Greyfriars Bobby, the Grassmarket, Harry Potter's inspirations, and many more. Your tour will finish in the heart of Edinburgh, surrounded by several bars, restaurants, cafe's, and great transport links.
Includes
  • Professional guide
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

This tour meets at 192 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1RW. Outside the Caffe Nero, by the statue of Adam Smith. Your guide will be there holding a large green and white umbrella, so we should be easy to spot.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • This tour will run regardless of the weather, please dress appropriately
  • Please note that children aged 15 and under will not be able to join the tour unless accompanied by a responsible adult
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 27 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.9/5
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Excellent tour! Luca was entertaining, explained historical background in a easy to digestible way while still including lots and lots of details that matter. We'd done a few walking tours in other great cities of the UK this year, but this one in Edinburgh has been the best by far. Thank you Luca!

June 7, 2021

Great tour of the city with a passionate guide ! We had a great tour of Old Town with our guide Luca. He took us to the key monuments of the neighborhood and told us a lot of interesting facts about Edinburgh/Scottish history. This was very interesting thanks to Luca’s passion for this city. Would highly recommend it, for historical lovers or not

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June 1, 2021

Luca was an excellent and passionate tour guide who made the streets of old Edinburgh come alive. I heard many interesting tales and I would definitely recommend. Thank you:)

September 30, 2020

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