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Our free guided tour is the best way to get to know the Edinburgh old town. We'll get to know Victoria Street, the famous Royal Mile or the imposing Edinburgh Castle.

We currently don’t have any scheduled dates for this activity.

Our free guided tour is the best way to get to know the Edinburgh old town. We'll get to know Victoria Street, the famous Royal Mile or the imposing Edinburgh Castle.

Edinburgh Free Tour

We'll meet on the High Street (Royal Mile) and, with the help of a guide specialised in the history of Edinburgh, bring to life a magical city rooted in literature and culture, with contrasts in each of its streets.

We will discover the old town passing through its best-known streets, such as the Royal Mile, or Grassmarket, direct witnesses to the events which have made Edinburgh one of the most important cities in the United Kingdom.

What's more, we will visit the Edinburgh castle, the site of the Wars of Scottish Independence and the Jacobite Rising, and if you time it right, you can even see the firing of the "One O'Clock Gun" - the means by which the people of Edinburgh have set their clocks since 1861.

Important Information

  • You cannot take this free tour of Edinburgh if you are a group of more than 6.
  • The tour is of the outside of Edinburgh's monuments, we do not head inside.
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Free cancellation

If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.

Free!

We currently don’t have any scheduled dates for this activity.

Meeting point

130 High Street (Royal Mile), at the corner of Stevenlaw's Close