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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.



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


Greyfriar's Bobby                                                       

James Braidwood

Flodden Wall                                                                

Burk and Hare

Arthur’s Seat/Salisbury Crags                                   

Harry Potter                                                                

King David 1

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: £65 per person

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

What's extra: Any refreshments.




This is a small group tour for a max. of 8 people.


St Margaret's Chaple, Edinburgh Castle St Margaret's Chaple, Edinburgh Castle

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