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.
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.
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.
Runs by ADVANCED BOOKING ONLY