Edinburgh: Must-See Attractions Guided Walking Tour

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Discover centuries of Scottish history on this guided tour of Old Town Edinburgh. Make stops outside iconic landmarks including St Giles Cathedral, Greyfriars Kirkyard, and Calton Hill.


  • Get to know Edinburgh through the eyes of a knowledgeable local guide
  • See the main tourist sights as well as discovering hidden areas and venues
  • Pass by famous landmarks of the Old Town and get photos at the sites
  • Ask for recommendations from your guide of other things to do in the city
  • Customize the private tour to see only the landmarks of interest to you


Step into the enchanting streets of Old Town Edinburgh on this tour. Start the tour at The Scotsman Hotel where you will get to meet your guide and hear the itinerary for the tour. Delve into the city's storied past as you navigate its labyrinthine streets, guided by a fountain of historical knowledge. Along The Royal Mile, pass by landmarks like Mercat Cross and St Giles Cathedral, discover the city's origins, and learn about the Reformation. Explore the Writers' Museum to unravel the tales of Scotland's most loved authors. Behold the majestic Edinburgh Castle, steeped in centuries of history, and stroll through the once macabre grounds of Grassmarket, now a testament to the Covenanters' fight for religious freedom. Journey to Greyfriars Kirkyard, where the gates of Covenanters Prison stand witness to the city's dark past of body snatching, before being uplifted by the heartwarming saga of Greyfriars Bobby. Finish the tour at Calton Hill and admire the panoramic views of Old Town Edinburgh.


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