TOUR DETAILS

  • 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. daily
  • 367 High Street (Royal Mile), opposite St. Giles’ Cathedral
  • Free Tour
  • 2 hours aprox.*


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*At the end of the tour, the guide will be available for as long as required, to answer your questions and give you last recommendations to help you make the most of the rest of your trip.

TOUR DESCRIPTION

With our local, professional guides, you will discover the rich collection of stories from the streets of Edinburgh. This is a free tour through the heart of a magical, unique city, where we will immerse ourselves in its history, its culture, its literary tradition, its gastronomy, and the many more aspects that make this destination such a unique place. After an introduction to the Scottish capital, follow us into the heart of the Old Town, following the cobblestoned Royal Mile, and its maze of alleyways or ‘closes’ as they’re known. See the Mercat Cross, a meeting point for merchants and minstrels, and discover how thieves were punished there. Admire St Giles’ Cathedral, and learn about the controversy and power struggles that came with the Scottish Reformation. Meet the most famous philosopher of the Enlightenment period, and find out 

which of your favourite books were written by Scottish authors. Take in spectacular views of Edinburgh Castle and wander down the iconic Victoria Street – or is it Diagon Alley? Hear about the grisly executions that took place in the Grassmarket. See the city’s most famous cemetery, Greyfriars Kirkyard, and discover the story of Greyfriars Bobby, the city’s most beloved dog.
As a UNESCO World Heritage site, visiting the Old Town is like taking a walk through history, in this one of the most unique cities you’ll ever visit. It’s a journey through time, in a place where the buildings seem to be alive with stories. We know these stories, so let us share them with you!

With our local, professional guides, you will discover the rich collection of stories from the streets of Edinburgh. This is a free tour through the heart of a magical, unique city, where we will immerse ourselves in its history, its culture, its literary tradition, its gastronomy, and the many more aspects that make this destination such a unique place. After an introduction to the Scottish capital, follow us into the heart of the Old Town, following the cobblestoned Royal Mile, and its maze of alleyways or ‘closes’ as they’re known. See the Mercat Cross, a meeting point for merchants and minstrels, and discover how thieves were punished there. Admire St Giles’ Cathedral, and learn about the controversy and power struggles that came with the Scottish Reformation.

Meet the most famous philosopher of the Enlightenment period, and find out which of your favourite books were written by Scottish authors. Take in spectacular views of Edinburgh Castle and wander down the iconic Victoria Street – or is it Diagon Alley? Hear about the grisly executions that took place in the Grassmarket. See the city’s most famous cemetery, Greyfriars Kirkyard, and discover the story of Greyfriars Bobby, the city’s most beloved dog.
As a UNESCO World Heritage site, visiting the Old Town is like taking a walk through history, in this one of the most unique cities you’ll ever visit. It’s a journey through time, in a place where the buildings seem to be alive with stories. We know these stories, so let us share them with you!

WHAT WE WILL COVER ON THE TOUR

We trust 100% in each of our professional guides, and each of them has their own unique, personal style to deliver the stories of this city. Therefore, their routes may vary slightly and cover different areas, but in most cases we will share with you:

  • An introduction to Edinburgh and Scotland – History and Politics
  • The Royal Mile.
  • St. Giles’ Cathedral and the Scottish Reformation
  • The Mercat Cross.
  • The true story of Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde.
  • David Hume and Scottish Enlightenment.
  • Victoria Street.
  • Whisky and Haggis.
  • Grassmarket.
  • Edinburgh Castle.
  • The story of Maggie Dickson.
  • Greyfriars Kirkyard.
  • The haunted Covenanters’ Prison.
  • George Heriot’s School, inspiration for Hogwarts
  • The tale of the city’s most loyal dog, Greyfriars Bobby
  • Recommendations for bars, restaurants, and other places to visit…
  • And much more!

We trust 100% in each of our professional guides, and each of them has their own unique, personal style to deliver the stories of this city. Therefore, their routes may vary slightly and cover different areas, but in most cases we will share with you:

  • An introduction to Edinburgh and Scotland – History and Politics
  • The Royal Mile.
  • St. Giles’ Cathedral and the Scottish Reformation
  • The Mercat Cross.
  • The true story of Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde.
  • David Hume and Scottish Enlightenment.
  • Victoria Street.
  • Whisky and Haggis.
  • Grassmarket.
  • Edinburgh Castle.
  • The story of Maggie Dickson.
  • Greyfriars Kirkyard.
  • The haunted Covenanters’ Prison.
  • George Heriot’s School, inspiration for Hogwarts
  • The tale of the city’s most loyal dog, Greyfriars Bobby
  • Recommendations for bars, restaurants, and other places to visit…
  • And much more!

You choose the price!

At the end of the Free Edinburgh Tour, you can choose your own price based on your experience. We trust in the quality of our service and our local guides, who always offer a professional and dynamic tour, so that hopefully your experience exceeds your expectations!

How to book?

Make a reservation to guarantee your place on the tour, especially on bank holidays and during summer season. You can book up to 1 hour before the tour. If you were unable to make a booking, come to our meeting point at the time of the tour anyway, and we will try to make a space for you to enjoy the tour.

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frequentLY ASKED questions

  • Q– How does a free tour work?
  • A– The tours are free as you don´t have to pay anything upfront. Instead, you can enjoy the tour first, and at the end, you can choose how much you want to contribute to the guide, depending on what you think the tour was worth.
  • If you still have more questions you can check our FAQ section, or contact us.
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