Private Discovery Tour: Edinburgh's Strange & Secret History

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Explore the highlights of Edinburgh on this guided walking tour. View Castle Hill, explore Old Town and New Town, see historical monuments, and learn about the city’s past, legends, and mysteries.


  • Climb Castle Hill to immerse yourself in the history of Edinburgh and Scotland
  • Discover strange stories, legends, anecdotes and crimes of Edinburgh's past
  • Visit both UNESCO-listed sites and discover the secrets of the old and new city


An ancient Celtic land of history, discover Edinburgh during this 3h walking tour. Start your visit with a breathtaking view of Castle Hill and then wander through the streets of the Old Town, discovering its history, monuments, local pubs, gossips, legends and mysteries ! Then finish your tour in the New Town and discover the secrets of the Athens of the North. Tour Highlights: Begin your exploration in Old Town and gaze upon the imposing silhouette of Edinburgh Castle, perched atop Castle Rock. Immerse yourself in the vibrant Grassmarket, a lively square with a history dating back to medieval markets. End the tour in New Town, a masterpiece of Georgian architecture and city planning. Admire the symmetry of squares like St Andrew Square and the grandeur of the neoclassical buildings.


Walking tour with our expert guide who is an actor and a storyteller!

Important Information

  • This tour will take place rain or shine. Old Town is on the top of a hill, ground can be uneven.

Easy cancellation

Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund


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