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Highlights of Old Edinburgh


Discover Old Edinburgh starting with a guided tour through Edinburgh's Old Town and historic Royal Mile ending with a guided tour of Edinburgh Castle on our Highlights of Old Edinburgh Walking Tour.


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The tour starts outside Gladstone's Land in the Lawnmarket from here take a gentle stroll through the streets of the Old Town where you will hear about the characters and events that shaped Edinburgh's past.  The tour focuses on the area occupied within the Old City walls.


The tour ends with a visit to Edinburgh Castle, home of the Stone of Destiny and the Scottish Crown Jewels.  Your Edinburgh Tour Guide will guide you through Edinburghs Historic Castle before leaving you to explore at your leisure.

Main places and people of interest covered:

Edinburgh Castle                                                        Crown Jewels

Gladstone’s Land                                                        Robert Burns

Lady Stairs House/Writers Museum                         Robert Louis Stevenson

St Giles Cathedral/Thistle Chapel                             Sir Walter Scott

Mercat Cross                                                               David Hume

John Knox House                                                       John Knox

Grassmarket                                                                 Adam Smith

Greyfriar's Bobby                                                        James Braidwood

Flodden Wall                                                                Burk and Hare

Arthur’s Seat/Salisbury Crags                                    Patrick Geddes

Harry Potter                                                                  King David 1

Museum of Scotland                                                   Mary Queen of Scots


Duration: 3 Hours approx. Two hours guided then free time at the end in the Castle to explore on your own.

Starting point: Outside Gladstone’s Land, Lawnmarket.

End point:  Inside Edinburgh Castle.

Start Time: 09:00 

Cost: £59 per person

What's included: Admission to Edinburgh Castle, Guided tour of the Castle and of the Old Town.  

What's extra: Any refreshments.






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