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Version 15 – August 21, 2020 10:18

Description
  • Explore the cobbled alleyways of Royal Mile, uncovering the culture and history of Edinburgh's Old Town along the way
  •  - Meander through the iconic Royal Mile
  •  - Learn about Scottish history at the Palace of Holyrood House
  •  - Hear historic tales at landmark locations such as St Giles Cathedral, Parliament Square and John Knox House
  •  - Snap pictures of the looming Edinburgh Castle
  •  - Explore the vibrant markets of the Old Town
  •  - Hear about extraordinary characters, including John Knox and Robert Burns
  • Old Town Essentials
  • On this walking tour of Edinburgh’s main thoroughfare running through Old Town, from Edinburgh Castle to the beautiful Palace of Holyrood house, you will feel completely immersed in the rich Scottish history that is ever-present amongst the medieval labyrinth of cobblestone alleyways and tenements. Home to the fascinating St Giles Cathedral, Parliament Square and John Knox House, the Royal Mile is a UNESCO World Heritage site full secrets not to be missed
  • Whilst exploring Old Town, one cannot help but notice Edinburgh Castle looming over the city. Your expert local guide will tell you about the fascinating history of this enigmatic fortress, including many of the bloody battles that took place here, such as the War of Independence between Scotland and England in the 14th Century, as well as its present day use as headquarters for the Scottish Division
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  • Vibrant Edinburgh
  •  Along the way, you will have the pleasure of exploring some key historical and beautiful streets of Old Town, including: Castle Hill and Lawnmarket, originally a vibrant market that traded until the 1700s, Cannongate and Grassmarket, Edinburgh's famous closes and wynds, where you will listen to stories of the extraordinary cast of characters who were proud to call Edinburgh home.
  • Explore the cobbled alleyways of Royal Mile, uncovering the culture and history of Edinburgh's Old Town along the way - Meander through the iconic Royal Mile  - Learn about Scottish history at the Palace of Holyrood House  - Hear historic tales at landmark locations such as St Giles Cathedral, Parliament Square and John Knox House  - Snap pictures of the looming Edinburgh Castle  - Explore the vibrant markets of the Old Town  - Hear about extraordinary characters, including John Knox and Robert Burns Old Town Essentials On this walking tour of Edinburgh’s main thoroughfare running through Old Town, from Edinburgh Castle to the beautiful Palace of Holyrood house, you will feel completely immersed in the rich Scottish history that is ever-present amongst the medieval labyrinth of cobblestone alleyways and tenements. Home to the fascinating St Giles Cathedral, Parliament Square and John Knox House, the Royal Mile is a UNESCO World Heritage site full secrets not to be missedWhilst exploring Old Town, one cannot help but notice Edinburgh Castle looming over the city. Your expert local guide will tell you about the fascinating history of this enigmatic fortress, including many of the bloody battles that took place here, such as the War of Independence between Scotland and England in the 14th Century, as well as its present day use as headquarters for the Scottish Division Vibrant Edinburgh Along the way, you will have the pleasure of exploring some key historical and beautiful streets of Old Town, including: Castle Hill and Lawnmarket, originally a vibrant market that traded until the 1700s, Cannongate and Grassmarket, Edinburgh's famous closes and wynds, where you will listen to stories of the extraordinary cast of characters who were proud to call Edinburgh home.
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Additional Info
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please bring comfortable walking shoes and appropriate clothing for the weather

Version 5 – July 13, 2020 07:54

Know Before You Go
  • Please bring comfortable walking shoes
  • Please bring any medical requirements you need throughout the day
Know Before You Book
  • No transport costs are included. Your guide will help you get around on the day

Version 4 – July 13, 2020 07:51

Description
  • Explore the cobbled alleyways of Royal Mile, uncovering the culture and history of Edinburgh's Old Town along the way - Meander through the iconic Royal Mile  - Learn about Scottish history at the Palace of Holyrood House  - Hear historic tales at landmark locations such as St Giles Cathedral, Parliament Square and John Knox House  - Snap pictures of the looming Edinburgh Castle  - Explore the vibrant markets of the Old Town  - Hear about extraordinary characters, including John Knox and Robert Burns Old Town Essentials On this walking tour of Edinburgh’s main thoroughfare running through Old Town, from Edinburgh Castle to the beautiful Palace of Holyrood house, you will feel completely immersed in the rich Scottish history that is ever-present amongst the medieval labyrinth of cobblestone alleyways and tenements. Home to the fascinating St Giles Cathedral, Parliament Square and John Knox House, the Royal Mile is a UNESCO World Heritage site full secrets not to be missedWhilst exploring Old Town, one cannot help but notice Edinburgh Castle looming over the city. Your expert local guide will tell you about the fascinating history of this enigmatic fortress, including many of the bloody battles that took place here, such as the War of Independence between Scotland and England in the 14th Century, as well as its present day use as headquarters for the Scottish Division Vibrant Edinburgh Along the way, you will have the pleasure of exploring some key historical and beautiful streets of Old Town, including: Castle Hill and Lawnmarket, originally a vibrant market that traded until the 1700s, Cannongate and Grassmarket, Edinburgh's famous closes and wynds, where you will listen to stories of the extraordinary cast of characters who were proud to call Edinburgh home.
  • Explore the cobbled alleyways of Royal Mile, uncovering the culture and history of Edinburgh's Old Town along the way - Meander through the iconic Royal Mile  - Learn about Scottish history at the Palace of Holyrood House  - Hear historic tales at landmark locations such as St Giles Cathedral, Parliament Square and John Knox House  - Snap pictures of the looming Edinburgh Castle  - Explore the vibrant markets of the Old Town Hear about extraordinary characters, including John Knox and Robert Burns Old Town Essentials On this walking tour of Edinburgh’s main thoroughfare running through Old Town, from Edinburgh Castle to the beautiful Palace of Holyrood house, you will feel completely immersed in the rich Scottish history that is ever-present amongst the medieval labyrinth of cobblestone alleyways and tenements. Home to the fascinating St Giles Cathedral, Parliament Square and John Knox House, the Royal Mile is a UNESCO World Heritage site full secrets not to be missedWhilst exploring Old Town, one cannot help but notice Edinburgh Castle looming over the city. Your expert local guide will tell you about the fascinating history of this enigmatic fortress, including many of the bloody battles that took place here, such as the War of Independence between Scotland and England in the 14th Century, as well as its present day use as headquarters for the Scottish Division Vibrant Edinburgh Along the way, you will have the pleasure of exploring some key historical and beautiful streets of Old Town, including: Castle Hill and Lawnmarket, originally a vibrant market that traded until the 1700s, Cannongate and Grassmarket, Edinburgh's famous closes and wynds, where you will listen to stories of the extraordinary cast of characters who were proud to call Edinburgh home.
Highlights
  • Meander through the iconic Royal Mile
  • Learn about Scottish history at the Palace of Holyrood House
  • Hear historic tales at landmark locations
  • Snap pictures of the looming Edinburgh Castle
  • Explore the vibrant markets of the Old Town
  • Meander through the iconic Royal Mile
Included
  • A friendly, professional tour guide for your own private group
  • Plenty of time to take photos of your favourite places
  • A friendly
Excluded
  • Cost of hotel pick up/drop off. Your guide will accompany you in a taxi or by public transport
  • Food and drink, although your guide will be happy to recommend snacks along the way
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Cost of hotel pick up/drop off. Your guide will accompany you in a taxi or by public transport.,Food and drink
Additional Info
  • Please bring comfortable walking shoes and appropriate clothing for the weather
  • Please bring comfortable walking shoes.

Version 3 – July 13, 2020 07:47

Description Summary
  • Explore Edinburgh’s picturesque Old Town and the world famous Royal Mile
  • Explore Edinburgh’s picturesque Old Town and the world famous Royal Mile.
Description
  • Explore the cobbled alleyways of Royal Mile, uncovering the culture and history of Edinburgh's Old Town along the way - Meander through the iconic Royal Mile  - Learn about Scottish history at the Palace of Holyrood House  - Hear historic tales at landmark locations such as St Giles Cathedral, Parliament Square and John Knox House  - Snap pictures of the looming Edinburgh Castle  - Explore the vibrant markets of the Old Town Hear about extraordinary characters, including John Knox and Robert Burns Old Town Essentials On this walking tour of Edinburgh’s main thoroughfare running through Old Town, from Edinburgh Castle to the beautiful Palace of Holyrood house, you will feel completely immersed in the rich Scottish history that is ever-present amongst the medieval labyrinth of cobblestone alleyways and tenements. Home to the fascinating St Giles Cathedral, Parliament Square and John Knox House, the Royal Mile is a UNESCO World Heritage site full secrets not to be missedWhilst exploring Old Town, one cannot help but notice Edinburgh Castle looming over the city. Your expert local guide will tell you about the fascinating history of this enigmatic fortress, including many of the bloody battles that took place here, such as the War of Independence between Scotland and England in the 14th Century, as well as its present day use as headquarters for the Scottish Division Vibrant Edinburgh Along the way, you will have the pleasure of exploring some key historical and beautiful streets of Old Town, including: Castle Hill and Lawnmarket, originally a vibrant market that traded until the 1700s, Cannongate and Grassmarket, Edinburgh's famous closes and wynds, where you will listen to stories of the extraordinary cast of characters who were proud to call Edinburgh home.
  • Explore the cobbled alleyways of Royal Mile, uncovering the culture and history of Edinburgh's Old Town along the way.Meander through the iconic Royal Mile Learn about Scottish history at the Palace of Holyrood House Hear historic tales at landmark locations such as St Giles Cathedral , Parliament Square and John Knox House Snap pictures of the looming Edinburgh Castle Explore the vibrant markets of the Old Town Hear about extraordinary characters, including John Knox and Robert Burns Old Town Essentials On this walking tour of Edinburgh’s main thoroughfare running through Old Town, from Edinburgh Castle to the beautiful Palace of Holyrood house, you will feel completely immersed in the rich Scottish history that is ever-present amongst the medieval labyrinth of cobblestone alleyways and tenements. Home to the fascinating St Giles Cathedral, Parliament Square and John Knox House, the Royal Mile is a UNESCO World Heritage site full secrets not to be missed.Whilst exploring Old Town, one cannot help but notice Edinburgh Castle looming over the city. Your expert local guide will tell you about the fascinating history of this enigmatic fortress, including many of the bloody battles that took place here, such as the War of Independence between Scotland and England in the 14th Century, as well as its present day use as headquarters for the Scottish Division. Vibrant Edinburgh Along the way, you will have the pleasure of exploring some key historical and beautiful streets of Old Town, including: Castle Hill and Lawnmarket, originally a vibrant market that traded until the 1700s, Cannongate and Grassmarket, Edinburgh's famous closes and wynds, where you will listen to stories of the extraordinary cast of characters who were proud to call Edinburgh home.
Highlights
  • Meander through the iconic Royal Mile
Additional Info
  • Please bring comfortable walking shoes.
  • Please bring comfortable walking shoes.
Cancellation Notes
  • Up to 24 hours before the beginning of the activity: full refund
  • Less than 24 hours before the beginning of the activity or no-show: no refund
  • Up to 24 hours before the beginning of the activity: full refund
  • Less than 24 hours before the beginning of the activity or no-show: no refund