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Edinburgh: Scenic Bike Tour

1. Edinburgh: Scenic Bike Tour

Escape the crowds and busy streets of Edinburgh city center and get panoramic views of the coast and countryside on a 3 to 4-hour guided bike tour. Choose your bicycle and cycle from the Old Town towards the New Scottish Parliament building and Dynamic Earth visitor attraction at the end of the Royal Mile. Pass the royal Palace of Holyroodhouse and get breathtaking views of the ruins of St. Anthony’s Chapel. Next, make your way up the extinct volcano of Arthur’s Seat, and continue on foot from Dunsapie Loch to get magnificent views from the summit. Cycle back down towards Salisbury Crags and get wonderful views of Edinburgh Castle and the Old Town. Continue to Duddingston Loch to discover the secret oasis of Dr. Neil’s Garden at Duddingston Manse. Bike back towards the city center on the Innocent Railway Path. Pedal through Meadows Park and the Grassmarket to arrive back in the Old Town.

Edinburgh: Mary, Queen of Scots Private Day Tour

2. Edinburgh: Mary, Queen of Scots Private Day Tour

Begin your tour with a visit to Mary's birthplace, Linlithgow Palace. Head to Holyrood Palace to see where Mary lived and used to hunt and ride in the adjacent park. See the extinct volcano, Arthur’s Seat, and enjoy some of the most breathtaking views the city has to offer. Afterwards, head to John Knox's House where John Knox planned and schemed to overthrow the queen. Notice that just underneath the house was where Mary’s favourite jeweller lived. Visit another location of tumultuous history where the queen's husband, Lord Darnley was murdered, now the New College if Edinburgh. Depending on the time of year, visit Falkland Palace to see where Mary used to play tennis. Go to Craigmillar Castle, where the queen was housed when she was unwell and may have plotted to have her husband murdered. Visit Blackness Castle and learn how it was used as a filming location. During your tour, take the opportunity to have lunch at a pub that dates back to 1316.

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What people are saying about Craigmillar Castle

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4.5 / 5

based on 79 reviews

It is the best way to see the city and outskirts part of Edinburgh that lasted 3-4 hours. The secret spots in Edinburgh, especially the scenic garden, are nice to know. The ride uphill is a challenge especially if you're not physically active.

I really enjoyed my bike tour with Peter. I was the only person signed up for the tour and the schedule had to be rearranged but Peter came through with electric bikes to shorten the time frame and still make it work. Thanks Peter

A great way to explore other corners of Edinburgh by bike. Annabell (our guide) told us a few special details about Edinburgh and always guided us safely through the city on our bikes. Great tour - highly recommended!

Excellent experience, Rob was very knowledgeable and took us to lots of scenic areas and monuments. Enjoyed learning about the history of Edinburgh, highly recommend!

This was one of my favorite activities, fun and beautiful views!