Castles & Cobblestones: Private All-Day Guided Walking Tour

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Spend a day with a local guide exploring everything Edinburgh has to offer. This tour steps into a city thousands of years in the making, where every nook and cranny has a story to tell.


  • Marvel at the sheer magnitude of Edinburgh Castle
  • Climb Calton Hill to take in some stunning views
  • Enjoy the charm of Advocates Close and the Royal Mile


Embark on a full-day walking odyssey through the heart of Edinburgh's city centre, immersing yourself in the multifaceted tapestry of this enchanting Scottish capital. Our journey commences at the awe-inspiring St. Giles Cathedral, a Gothic masterpiece that sets the tone for the day's exploration with its intricate architecture and centuries of rich history. As we traverse the cobblestone streets, Advocates Close unveils itself—a charming labyrinth of narrow closes and staircases, weaving together medieval tales and literary inspirations that echo through Edinburgh's storied past. Continuing our expedition, Edinburgh Castle beckons with its regal presence atop Castle Rock, inviting us to delve into centuries of royal heritage and military significance. Granny's Green Steps provide a serene interlude, offering a tranquil escape amidst lush greenery, and Grassmarket immerses us in its vibrant atmosphere, once a site of public executions and now a bustling hub of culture and entertainment. Navigating through the eclectic streets of Cowgate, we witness the seamless fusion of ancient and modern Edinburgh, highlighted by historic venues, artistic flair, and a dynamic nightlife. The journey unfolds through Fishmarket Close, a charming alley narrating tales of the city's bustling trade history, before we ascend Calton Hill for panoramic views and an encounter with iconic monuments. Jacob's Ladder bridges the gap between the Old and New Towns, offering breathtaking perspectives. Our exploration concludes with a visit to Holyrood Palace, surrounded by the picturesque Holyrood Park, and the hauntingly beautiful Canongate Kirkyard, where the echoes of Edinburgh's past linger among the resting places of notable figures. This full-day walking tour promises an immersive and comprehensive encounter with Edinburgh, ensuring that every step unveils a new layer of the city's rich heritage, cultural vibrancy, and captivating stories.


Personal Local Guide Entry tickets to Edinburgh Castle & Holyrood Palace

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  • This tour will take place rain or shine.

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