BOOK THE CANONGATE TOUR
The Royal Mile starts with Edinburgh Castle and slopes gently downwards until it finishes at Holyrood Palace before passing by the modern building of the Scottish Parliament. Just before the Scottish Parliament, you will pass by Canongate. Once a separate town, with a distinctly different feel to it, the  Canongate is often missed by most guided tours but is a fundamental part of Edinburgh’s UNESCO World Heritage site.   You'll get plenty of time to experience the history of what is now part of the City of Edinburgh.  Bring a camera with you as you'll certainly want to capture images of some of Edinburgh’s evocative historical buildings.
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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
Stories of Kings and Queens, rich and poor, famous and infamous will enthrall you as you walk up the slope of the Royal Mile. Discover what most visitors miss as you experience our 'Capital Story – A tale of the Canongate and Old Edinburgh.'

The Canongate tour…and an Old Town tour

together in one historical exploration!

“Having lived in Edinburgh for nearly 50 years, l visited places that night l had never been before, seen things l hadn't even noticed (despite walking past them on a daily basis) and learnt something about my own city. Go on this at least once, whether you're a local or a visitor to the city, you won't be disappointed.”
Tripadvisor review highlights;
You’ll walk in the footsteps of; The Earl of Hertford Bonnie Prince Charlie Deacon William Brodie Burke and Hare John Knox and James Mossman …and more! Some of the places we will take you to are only a few feet away from the hustle and bustle of the Royal Mile, yet are often missed by most visitors to the city. From quaint restored closes, a view of a ruined abbey, long lost closes (and murder sites) and the scene of an infamously failed burglary, this tour of the Canongate has it all. And, not to forget - throughout most of this tour, you'll be retracing the steps of an invading English army!
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The John Knox House WHO WILL I LEARN ABOUT? WHAT PLACES WILL I SEE?
Canongate/Old Town Tour
Advertised Sundays - 2pm-4pm Walking difficulty - ‘Medium’’  - Click for route Language - English Meet at the entrance to Dynamic Earth on Holyrood Road Price  £10pp, £8 (conc), £2 Under 16  Click for our Frequently Asked Questions Click for our tour terms and conditions
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ADDRESS 28/2 Bridge Road Colinton Edinburgh United Kingdom EH13 0LQ
CONTACT Mail: robert@historicedinburghtours.co.uk Phone: 079590026077
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BOOK THE CANONGATE TOUR
The Royal Mile starts with Edinburgh Castle and slopes gently downwards until it finishes at Holyrood Palace before passing by the modern building of the Scottish Parliament. Just before the Scottish Parliament, you will pass by Canongate. Once a separate town, with a distinctly different feel to it, the  Canongate is often missed by most guided tours but is a fundamental part of Edinburgh’s UNESCO World Heritage site.   You'll get plenty of time to experience the history of what is now part of the City of Edinburgh.  Bring a camera with you as you'll certainly want to capture images of some of Edinburgh’s evocative historical buildings.
TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
Stories of Kings and Queens, rich and poor, famous and infamous will enthrall you as you walk up the slope of the Royal Mile. Discover what most visitors miss as you experience our 'Capital Story – A tale of the Canongate and Old Edinburgh.'
The Canongate tour…and an Old Town tour together in one historical exploration!
Canongate and Old Town Tour
Book Canongate Tour
You’ll walk in the footsteps of; The Earl of Hertford Bonnie Prince Charlie Deacon William Brodie Burke and Hare John Knox and James Mossman …and more! Some of the places we will take you to are only a few feet away from the hustle and bustle of the Royal Mile, yet are often missed by most visitors to the city. From quaint restored closes, a view of a ruined abbey, long lost closes (and murder sites) and the scene of an infamously failed burglary, this tour of the Canongate has it all. And, not to forget - throughout most of this tour, you'll be retracing the steps of an invading English army!
Tour Old Edinburgh
The John Knox House WHAT PLACES WILL I SEE? WHO WILL I LEARN ABOUT?
Canongate/Old Town Tour
Tripadvisor review highlights;
“This was one of the highlights of our recent trip to Edinburgh… A really entertaining and informative tour that helped us understand a lot more about Edinburgh and some of the people who once lived there. The stories were told with humour and with so much information, it was definitely great value for money. I would definitely recommend this tour, we had an excellent evening.”
Advertised Sundays - 2pm-4pm Walking difficulty - ‘Medium’’  - Click for route Language - English Meet at the entrance to the Dynamic Earth Price  £10pp, £8 (conc), £2 Under 16  Click for our Frequently Asked Questions Click for our tour terms and conditions
NAVIGATION
SOCIAL
ADDRESS 28/2 Bridge Road Colinton Edinburgh United Kingdom EH13 0LQ
CONTACT Mail: robert@historicedinburghtours.co.uk Phone: 079590026077
Copyright Historic Edinburgh Tours 2017
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