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Edinburgh Royal Mile Walking Tour

Product ID: 272172
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Spend the morning exploring Edinburgh's Old Town and Royal Mile in a small group walking tour. Hear about the characters and events that shaped Edinburgh's past.
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Duration: 3 hours
Starting times 9:30 AM, 1:30 PM
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  • Stroll down Edinburgh's historic Royal Mile
  • Hear about the history of the medieval Old Town
  • Explore the closes and wynds
  • See hidden gems found off the beaten track
Full description
After meeting outside Gladstone's Land, Lawnmarket, you will be guided through the streets of the Old Town. You will see and hear about the characters and events that shaped Edinburgh's past. Starting in the Lawnmarket and moving on to the Grassmarket and Greyfriar's before heading back onto the Royal Mile.

While on your walking tour of the Royal Mile some of the locations you will see are St. Giles Cathedral, the Mercat Cross, John Knox House, Canongate Kirk and the Palace of Holyroodhouse. The tour ends outside the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Queen's official residence in Scotland.
  • Small-group walking tour with a maximum of 8 people
  • Guide
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point

The tour meets outside Gladstone's Land, Lawnmarket in front of the Arches. Please let the guide know you are there.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
Not allowed
  • Smoking
Know before you go
• This is a walking tour on some uneven ground, sensible walking shoes are recommended
• It rains a lot in Scotland, please dress for the weather conditions
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Edinburgh Tour Guides

Product ID: 272172