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Private Royal Mile walking tour in Edinburgh's Old Town

Spend the afternoon strolling through the streets of Edinburgh's Old Town.  Hear about Edinburgh's history, characters and events that shaped this wonderful city.  The Royal Mile leads down from Edinburgh Castle to the Palace of Holyroodhouse.  If you have a special interest let us know we can tailor for you.  Harry Potter, Outlander or the Jacobite's or a mix of everything, history, architecture and people from the past.

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3 hours


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  • What's included :
    • Professional guide
    • Local guide
    • Private tour
    What's excluded :
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

    The building and it's history will be discussed from outside, however if you would like the guide will be happy to give you a brief introductory tour of the inside. Donation is requested.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Pass By: Writers' Museum, Lady Stairs House Lady Stair's Close Lawnmarket Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 2PA Scotland

    now a museum this building has a fascinating past

    Stop At: Greyfriars Kirk, 1 Greyfriars Place Old Town, Edinburgh EH1 2QQ Scotland

    hear about the history of the church, the burial ground and a little dog. You will also see part of Edinburgh's old city wall

    Duration: 15 minutes

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

    Vied from the outside hear the history of this interesting House and it's new use.

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

    Viewed from the outside, you will walk around the church hearing about it's history and the history of some of the burial grounds interesting inhabitants.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Bakehouse Close, Edinburgh Scotland

    A brief stop to see some interesting architecture, hear stories of the people who lived here and about some filming that took place here.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Pass By: Palace of Holyroodhouse, Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8DX Scotland

    The end point of our tour is the Palace of Holyroodhouse, here you will view the palace from the outside, hear about Mary Queen of Scots, James the IV and David I and the Augustinian Canons

    Pass By: The Scottish Parliament, Horse Wynd / Canongate, Royal MIle, Edinburgh EH99 1SP Scotland

    A modern piece of Architecture built on the site of an old brewery. Hear about it's history.

  • Departure Point :
    The Hub, 348-350 Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NE, UK
    Return Detail :
    Palace of Holyroodhouse, Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8DX, UK
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • 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-17341P15

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