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Royal Mile Walking Tour

Royal Mile Walking Tour

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Come and explore the history and mystery of Edinburgh's Old Town, you might learn a little, laugh a little or maybe even both!

Starting at the top of the Royal Mile in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town your guide will lead you into Edinburgh’s historic past.  You will hear about the characters and events that shaped our city.  Along the way you will see St Giles Cathedral a site of worship for over a thousand years. The Mercat (market) Cross a place of proclamations, punishments and celebrations. You will also hear about the people who have lived in this city from the common to the extra ordinary, Adam Smith to John Knox, Robert Burns to Burke and Hare.


Duration: 2 hours approximately

Starting point: Outside Gladstone’s Land, Lawnmarket.

Tour start times: October - March: Daily at 13.15

End point: Outside the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

We limit the number per tour to a maximum of 12 people. 

This is a good tour to start your visit to Edinburgh if your time is limited. It covers the main points of interest in a short period of time whilst being informative and entertaining without feeling rushed.