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Royal Mile Guided Walking Tour in Edinburgh

  • In-depth historical tour of Edinburgh's Royal Mile
  • Guide commentary enhances the experience 
  • Small group of 10 people means personalized attention and a chance to ask questions
Royal Mile Guided Walking Tour in Edinburgh
From USD 29.79
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Morning DepartureMost Popular
A guided walk of up to 3 hours (subject to your requirements) around the centre of Edinburgh with Stuart or Richard Usher. Start time 10.00am
USD 40.15
Afternoon Departure
A guided walk of up to 3 hours (subject to your requirements) around the centre of Edinburgh with Stuart or Richard Usher. Start time 2pm
USD 40.15
Evening Departure summer only
A guided walk of up to 2 hours (subject to your requirements) around the centre of Edinburgh with Stuart or Richard Usher. Start time 6pm
USD 29.79

Edinburgh's Royal Mile is a must-see, and there's no better way to check this landmark off your list than on a guided walking tour. As you explore, listen to in-depth commentary on famous former residents and discover hidden areas you may have missed if exploring alone. A small group limited to 10 guarantees personalized attention from your guide. Plus, traveling on foot means you'll have access to narrow streets and closes unreachable by traditional tour vehicles. 

What to Expect

Meet your guide and small group outside of Usher Hall in central Edinburgh in advance of your tour time. When booking, you can choose a morning or afternoon tour to suit your schedule.

Take off down the famous Royal Mile with your guide in the lead. Don't worry about maps or directions, as you'll have expert guidance and you can just focus on the scenery and learning about the city's history. Please note that the route and itinerary can be amended depending on the group's desires.

As you stroll, get a history lesson on Scotland's famous minds, including thinkers, writers, poets, and inventors. These include Deacon Brodie, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Alexander Graham Bell, Robert Burns, David Hume, and Sir Water Scott.

Visit some of Edinburgh's famous closes, or private alleyways, where some famous residents lived, and the St. Giles Cathedral.

End up at The Mound, from where you can explore further.

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1 - 5 of 88 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago
Richard is AWESOME!

Richard did a fantastic job. He kept the group together, which was impressive given one couple had difficulty walking. Richard kept a lively, informative narrative going, pausing at key spots to allow for pictures or more in-depth questions. He even offered to take photos of...More

Thank Dan O
Reviewed 3 days ago
Great introduction to Edinburgh with wonderful tour guide

Our trip to Scotland got off to a bad start with cancelled flights and 24 hour delayed arrival. First, the tour company was great in helping us rebook our tour a couple of days after our original reservation. They also did it on very short...More

Thank Carl C
Reviewed 3 days ago
An Edinburgh Highlight for Sure!

I do many, many walking tours. My walking tour of Edinburgh with Richard was not just a highlight of my time in this lovely city, but it was the best walking tour I've been a part of. Richard was kind, friendly, professional, poised, engaging, and...More

Thank Daniel S
Reviewed 5 days ago
Awesome guided tour!

Our tour with Richard (Stuart's son) Usher was wonderful. My wife son and I were with one other couple while the festival was in full swing. We felt it was customized, informative, and a true joy. Richard was good-natured and knew a lot about the...More

Thank michaelcE9872SO
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great way to learn about Old Edinburgh

My family really enjoyed the walking tour of Edinburgh with Stuart Usher. We learned a lot of interesting things about the city's history and architecture. The group was small, so we didn't have to wait for people to catch up, and it was easy to...More

Thank alfie_pav
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It’ll be fine, just meet Richard at the time you have booked for .
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