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Discover the heart of Scotland’s historic capital on a guided walking tour of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile. Walk the streets that connect Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace and learn about the city’s history.

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Explore the Royal Mile in Edinburgh on a guided tour and discover some of Britain’s best-known streets. Pass by popular attractions like St. Giles’ Cathedral, Greyfriars Kirkyard, and more while you learn about the city’s past and present.

Meet your guide in a central location and set out to explore the collection of streets that runs through the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town, starting at the magnificent Edinburgh Castle and ending at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the official Royal residence in Scotland.

Wander down cobbled lanes and hear about how this part of town got its name from its tradition as a processional route for kings and queens over the last 500 years. As you walk, see popular attractions like St Giles’ Cathedral, Greyfriars Kirkyard, the Mercat Cross, and much more.

A handy headset ensures that you won’t miss a word of the interesting stories and fascinating facts your guide shares with you along the way.

Once your tour comes to an end, feel free to keep exploring the Royal Mile on your own. Grab a bite to eat, visit one of the many attractions passed by on your tour, or head to the nearby Grassmarket.

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Royal Mile Old Town Tour – Highlights


  • Marvel at the iconic Edinburgh Castle as it looms over the Royal Mile
  • Wander along a succession of cobbled streets lined with popular attractions
  • Hear captivating stories about the city’s rich heritage from your local guide
  • As you walk, uncover tales of kidnap and murder, and a dramatic love story
  • Use your provided headset to ensure you don’t miss a word your guide says

Royal Mile Old Town Tour – Includes


  • Walking tour
  • Local guide

Royal Mile Old Town Tour – Meeting Point


Please meet your guide near the esplanade of the Castle at the Contini Cannonball Restaurant and Bar.

Know Before you Go


Please bring

  • Comfortable shoes

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June, 2024




August 26,2019

  • Tuesday
  • 9:00am - 10:00am
  • Lewis
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