Musselburgh: Self-Guided Discovery Walk

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Explore the small picturesque harbor town of Musselburgh with this self-guided tour. Discover the sights as you walk from the main street to the promenade, the harbor, and back to the banks of the Esk


  • Explore the picturesque harbour town in an interactive way
  • Solve entertaining tasks and riddles while strolling through streets
  • Read interesting stories and facts about the history and culture of Musselburgh
  • Follow the tour at your own pace and take time to explore at each stop


Get to know Musselburgh in a relaxed way. Start the self-guided tour and spend a beautiful and varied time in this small, picturesque harbour town. Musselburgh is considered to be the oldest community in Scotland and is also home to the oldest golf course in the world and an archery competition. It lies on the Firth of Forth ten kilometres east of Edinburgh city centre. The Edinburgh suburb is easily accessible by bus in 30 minutes. You take a 4 km walk from the main street, to the promenade, the harbour and back to the banks of the Esk, the small river on whose banks the city was built. You'll meet the fishermen and fishwives of Fisherrow Harbour, the venerable Ship Inn and the David MacBeth Moir Pub. There are exciting tasks and fun questions at the tour stops: for example, who knows that there is a time capsule hidden in Musselburgh that may not be reopened until the year 2050? It's like being shown Musselburgh by a good friend. The tour can be started anytime and over and over again, on site or from home, in the browser of a smartphone. Have fun in Edinburgh's most beautiful seaside city! *** Good to know *** You will receive the link to start the tour in an email directly after booking.


Self-guided walking tour with your smartphone Tour and map also works offline

Important Information

  • You will receive the link to start the tour on your smartphone in a separate email shortly after booking. An internet connection is required to start the tour. The tour is downloaded automatically and can then be used offline. During the tour you only need an internet connection if you want to use links to further information.

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund


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