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Edinburgh Castle and Old Town Walking Tour

Spend the day exploring Edinburgh's Old Town and Castle with your local Edinburgh guide.  Starting at the top of the Royal Mile in the heart of the Old Town you will have a private guided tour of Edinburgh Castle (Please pre-book your tickets for 11am entry) with time then to explore.  Your guide will then lead you through the Closes and Wynds (streets) of the Old Town.  Hear stories of Edinburgh's past, it's characters and events, before stopping at a local pub or cafe for lunch (not included).  Your day will end with a tour of the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Queens official residence in Scotland (please pre-purchase your tickets).

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6 hours


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  • What's included :
    • Professional guide
    • Entry/Admission - Edinburgh Castle
    • Entry/Admission - Palace of Holyroodhouse
    What's excluded :
    • Lunch
    • Gratuities
    • Edinburgh Castle Admission
    • Place of Holyroodhouse Admission
    • Entry/Admission - John Knox House Museum
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Edinburgh Castle, Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NG Scotland

    The day start with a private guided tour of Edinburgh Castle followed by time to explore.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: St Giles' Cathedral, High Street Historic Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1RE Scotland

    Founded by David I in 1124 hear about the history of one of Edinburgh's most important buildings. Optional introductory guided tour (donation not included).

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: John Knox House Museum, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1SR Scotland

    Viewed from the outside hear about the history of one of Edinburgh's famous Medieval buildings. Did Knox really live here? What's the connection with Mary Queen of Scots?

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Canongate Kirk, 153 Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8BN Scotland

    Walk with your guide around the building hearing about the church and it's connection with Mary Queen of Scots and Adam Smith.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Palace of Holyroodhouse, Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8DX Scotland

    End your day with a tour of the Queens Official Residence in Scotland. Once occupied by Bonnie Prince Charlie and Mary Queen of Scots.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    The Hub, 348-350 Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NE, UK
    Departure Time :
    10:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Palace of Holyroodhouse, Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8DX, UK
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Please be do not be offended if the guide keeps their distance. This is for your safety.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Edinburgh Tour Guides

Activity ID: V-17341P29

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