1. United Kingdom
  2. Scotland
  3. Edinburgh
  4. Edinburgh Old Town

Edinburgh: Old Town History and Tales Walking Tour

Product ID: 305938
Discover the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Old Town of Edinburgh. There you can explore its historic streets whilst having the history of Edinburgh come alive with the help of a talented tour guide.
About this activity
Duration: 2 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore Edinburgh's historic Old Town
  • Discover the stories that helped to shape a nation
  • Walk the stunning winding streets and experience this UNESCO World Heritage Site
Full description
You will meet your guide on Edinburgh's iconic and historic Royal Mile, by the Statue of Adam Smith (one of Scotland's greatest thinkers). From there, your tour will be lead through the gorgeous winding streets that comprise Edinburgh's "Old Town".

Covering everything from history to religion and folklore, this walking tour is an original tour of Edinburgh’s medieval Old Town. Your talented and entertaining guide will walk you through the streets and alleys of "Auld Reekie", while enthralling you with with its history, folklore, and tales!

You will learn about the secrets Edinburgh is hiding and experience the incredible stories it has to tell, as your guide leads you through the city's long history. Topics included in the tour include Edinburgh's Mercat Cross, St. Giles Cathedral, the Scottish Enlightenment, Greyfriars Bobby, the Grassmarket, Harry Potter's inspirations, and many more.

Your tour will finish in the heart of Edinburgh, surrounded by several bars, restaurants, cafe's, and great transport links.
Includes
  • Professional guide
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

This tour meets at 192 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1RW. Outside the Caffe Nero, by the statue of Adam Smith. Your guide will be there holding a large green and white umbrella, so we should be easy to spot.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes
Know before you go
• This tour will run regardless of the weather, please dress appropriately
• Please note that children aged 15 and under will not be able to join the tour unless accompanied by a responsible adult
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March 9, 2020

Informative and entertaining, Lucca was very knowledgable and engaging

March 3, 2020

February 21, 2020

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Little Fish Tours

Product ID: 305938