Private tour: History and Mystery in Edinburgh's Old Town

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Explore Edinburgh’s old town on this guided walking tour. Discover its hidden gems, immerse yourself in its history and climb Castle Hill.


  • As you walk up Castle Hill, you'll discover the history of Edinburgh's Old Town
  • Step into Scottish history from Holyrood Palace to the Medieval fortress
  • Visit Old Town and discover the secrets of the daily life of its inhabitants


Discover the history and legends of Edinburgh and Scotland in World Heritage Old Town District for a 2h30 private guided tour. Climb Castle Hill with a local tour guide and immerse yourself in the history of Edinburgh's Old Town, step by step. Discover anecdotes and meet the characters who have fueled the city's tales and gossips... Tour Highlights: Royal Mile: Begin your adventure by HolyRood Palace, before heading up the iconic Royal Mile. St. Giles' Cathedral: Immerse yourself in the sacred ambiance of St. Giles' Cathedral, an architectural masterpiece and a spiritual focal point. Closes and Wynds: Venture into the hidden closes and wynds, narrow alleys that conceal secrets from Edinburgh's past. Canongate Kirkyard: Explore the haunting beauty of Canongate Kirkyard, a cemetery steeped in history. Encounter tales of notable figures and terrible murders


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

Important Information

  • This tour will take place rain or shine. You will climb the Royal Mile to reach the top of Castle Hill. The ground can be uneven.

Easy cancellation

Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund


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