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Old Town Edinburgh 2-Hour Guided Tour

  • 2-hour historical walking tour of Edinburgh Old Town
  • Idea for first-time visitors and history enthusiasts
  • Explore Edinburgh's UNESCO-listed Old Town and see the might Edinburgh Castle
Old Town Edinburgh 2-Hour Guided Tour
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2pm DepartureMost Popular
Depart on your Old Edinburgh Guided Tour at 2pm.
USD 12.95
7pm Departure
Depart on your Old Edinburgh Guided Tour at 7pm.
USD 12.95

Ideal for first-time visitors, this 2-hour tour of Edinburgh's Old Town lets you follow in the footsteps of important Scottish figures such as Mary Queen of Scots, Robert Burns, and Bonnie Prince Charlie. In a small group limited to 15, you’ll visit three of the Old Town’s former execution spots, admire the cobbled streets of the UNESCO-listed Old Town, and see the site of the notorious Tolbooth Prison. Throughout the tour, your guide provides photographic evidence of historical Edinburgh to enhance your experience.

What to Expect

Your historical tour begins at the gate of Greyfriars Kirkyard, an atmospheric graveyard in the heart of Edinburgh’s UNESCO-listed Old Town. As you walk to your first location, your guide transports you back in time using vivid descriptions and photographs of old Edinburgh.

Delve into the capital’s gory past on a visit to three former execution spots and the site of the notorious Tolbooth Prison, the scene of Scotland’s most infamous assassination. See, too, Edinburgh Castle from its hilltop perch, and listen to stories featuring some of Scotland’s most famous figures: Mary Queen of Scots, Bonnie Prince Charlie, and Robert Burns all feature.

Following two hours of exploration, bid your guide farewell outside the gate of Greyfriars Kirkyard.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Top Quality

In every respect, Robert made the walking tour around the Old Town area if Edinburgh a brilliant experience. The talk he gave as we were walking around was interesting, fun, engaging and absolutely first class. If you're visiting Edinburgh & want to know a bit...More

Thank LifeIs1BigHoliday
Reviewed 2 days ago
Amazing and entertaining

Robert is a fantastic guide and being a school teacher, he made it very interactive, fun and entertaining. For example, he showed us pictures of places where we were standing as to how it looked back in the days of Mary Queen of Scotts. I...More

Thank sissely h
Reviewed 2 days ago
Extremely interesting

Brilliant tour - Robert was extremely interesting and a fun guide. Would most certainly recommend this tour - wear comfortable footwear and take a bottle of water and your camera - great fun - interesting historical tour

Thank DawnandSi
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Excellent Walking Tour

Robert did such an amazing job and made learning history fun. We came during a festival and the streets were crazy busy. Robert asked if we wanted to do his normal tour, which would go right through the craziness, or mix it up and do...More

Thank Melissa W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Amazing tour and tour guide

I went on this tour when I visited Edinburgh alone. Although I went on my own I didn’t feel secluded at all! The guide really made the environment save and fun. He had some great fun facts about the old parts of Edinburgh we visited...More

Thank Thea K
RobertHowie, Owner at Historic Edinburgh Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your really lovely review! I'm also glad that you enjoyed the extra bit by the gentleman from the University of Edinburgh - that wasn't planned and I really appreciate you 'going with the flow' and enjoying it. PS - I DO...More

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14 April 2018|
Response from Gemma L | Reviewed this property |
We just did the 7pm and it was still light out when we finished at 9pm. There were less crowds to contend with. Not overly cold for us but obviously this can change depending on the weather during your trip.
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