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Historic Edinburgh Tours are double Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence winners (2017, 2018). In 2019 we were nominated in the ‘Best Entertainment’ category of the Edinburgh Business Awards. We have also been given awards from the LTG and THA.
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This Edinburgh walking tour is perfect for anyone who wants to see the Old Town and learn about Scotland and Edinburgh's history. Discover the famous and infamous characters who lived, worked, and died on the magnificent Old Town's streets, closes, and wynds. Robert, your local Edinburgh tour guide, will take you in the footsteps of Mary, Queen of Scots, the Irish murderers Burke and Hare, Bonnie Prince Charlie, Robert Burns and more!

EXPLORE SCOTLAND’S CAPITAL WITH A LOCAL GUIDE

£40 1-4 people  £60 for 5-8

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Edinburgh walking tours

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Follow in the footsteps of some of the most incredible people in Scotland's history
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Explore our other Edinburgh history blog posts Info and booking BOOK NOW Contact us Book your  private tour of Edinburgh Edinburgh walking tour - you'll spend time exploring the High Street.  'Bluidy' Mackenzie's mausoleum in Greyfriars. White Horse Close appears on our Royal Mile tour.
Come with us as we reveal the stories of some of the people who were buried in Greyfriars. Covenanters, bodysnatchers, murderers and murdered, this graveyard has it all!
Welcome to our favourite tour of Edinburgh! You’ll get to know a very different side of Scotland’s capital city as you learn about the lives and struggles of Edinburgh’s Victorian slum dwellers.
Your guide holds full PVG certification, and each tour comes with a shared route description and suggested risk assessment.

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DISCOVER HUNDREDS OF YEARS OF SCOTLAND’S HISTORY

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Perfect for anyone who wants to see the Old Town and learn about an often-forgotten period in our history.
This Edinburgh tour is ideal for anyone who wants to discover Scottish history and wants a ‘walk’ with a smaller amount of walking.
“If this is your first time in Edinburgh (actually even if it’s not), Robert’s talk is a brilliant way to start. He is a fantastic speaker, storyteller and personality. He delves back and forth in time, using great illustrations and photographs from his folder, and really makes the city come alive... …He was beautifully dressed in Scottish regalia, which made the event even more special. If I could have, I would have hired him for the day to cover more of the city. One of the best walking tours I’ve ever taken; a really unforgettable experience.” Alcabe - TripAdvisor review of The Old Edinburgh Walking Tour - 9/2018
£3 per pupil
We currently offer Curriculum for Excellence ‘First Level’ sessions for an ‘Old Edinburgh’ project or a ‘Castles’ topic. Second Level’ tours are available for classes studying ‘The Jacobites’, ‘The Victorians’, ‘Old Edinburgh’ and ‘Mary, Queen of Scots’.
Our 'Good to Go' certification from Visit Britain.

COVID-19 AND YOUR SAFETY

We have achieved the “Good to Go” standard for the COVID- 19 procedures we’ve put in place to give you a safe tour. You can find out more about our COVID-19 policy here.

YOUR PRIVATE TOUR OF EDINBURGH’S OLD TOWN

“The past is brought vividly to life through a combination of Robert's experienced story telling, with visual aides which tell the remarkable story of the buildings, people and events of his beloved city. The best spent two hours of a packed weekend for these two first-time visitors.” Pennyslad - Tripadvisor
“A BRILLIANT TOUR!”
September 1, 2021 - 237 reviews, average rating = 4.97 / 5

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WHAT DO WE DO?

Welcome to Edinburgh!

Robert, our local Edinburgh guide, will show you some of the most important historical places in the Old Town. He will also take you to the sites of long-lost buildings and to the places where history happened. Robert carries an A3 book of archive images which will let you imagine Edinburgh as it was as you explore today's city. He will wear traditional Scottish clothing (yes, including a kilt!) as he takes you on an exploration of his hometown. As of January 18, 2021, we've been reviewed 224 times on TripAdvisor. 220 of those reviews were 'Excellent'. We've received two Certificate of Excellence Awards and a Traveller's Choice Award in 2020. What we do, we do well. Your vacation time is important. We won't disappoint.

WELCOME TO

HISTORIC

EDINBURGH TOURS

WHAT HAVE OUR CUSTOMERS SAID?

WE’RE WELL KNOWN FOR THE QUALITY OF OUR TOURS

2017 Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence award. 2018 Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence award. 2020 Tripadvisor Traveller's Choice award. We're Good to Go - COVID19 certificate from Visit Britain.
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Old Edinburgh Tour  - Information and booking
This Edinburgh walking tour is perfect for anyone who wants to see the Old Town and learn about Scotland and Edinburgh's history. Discover the famous and infamous characters who lived, worked, and died on the magnificent Old Town's streets, closes, and wynds. Robert, your local Edinburgh tour guide, will take you in the footsteps of Mary, Queen of Scots, the Irish murderers Burke and Hare, Bonnie Prince Charlie, Robert Burns and more!
Welcome to our favourite tour of Edinburgh! You’ll get to know a very different side of Scotland’s capital city as you learn about the lives and struggles of Edinburgh’s Victorian slum dwellers. Perfect for anyone who wants to see the Old Town and learn about an often-forgotten period in our history.
Come with us as we reveal the stories of some of the people who were buried in Greyfriars. Covenanters, bodysnatchers, murderers and murdered, this graveyard has it all! This Edinburgh tour is ideal for anyone who wants to discover Scottish history and wants a ‘walk’ with a smaller amount of walking.
£3
per pupil
We currently offer Curriculum for Excellence ‘First Level’ sessions for an ‘Old Edinburgh’ project or a ‘Castles’ topic. Second Level’ tours are available for classes studying ‘The Jacobites’, ‘The Victorians’, ‘Old Edinburgh’ and ‘Mary, Queen of Scots’. Your guide holds full PVG certification, and each tour comes with a shared route description and suggested risk assessment.
Private slum life in Victorian Edinburgh tour - Information and booking Private Greyfriars Kirkyard tour - Information and booking Old Edinburgh tours for schools - Information and booking
£40
1-4 people £60 for 5-8
£40
1-4 people £60 for 5-8
£40
1-4 people £60 for 5-8
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“The past is brought vividly to life through a combination of Robert's experienced story telling, with visual aides which tell the remarkable story of the buildings, people and events of his beloved city. The best spent two hours of a packed weekend for these two first-time visitors.” Pennyslad - Tripadvisor
ONLINE EXPERIENCES

Edinburgh walking tours

with an award-winning local guide

Follow in the footsteps of some of the most incredible people in Scotland's history

FIND OUT ABOUT YOUR EDINBURGH WALKING TOUR

WHAT DO WE DO?

Welcome to Edinburgh!

Robert, our local Edinburgh guide, will show you some of the most important historical places in the Old Town. He will also take you to the sites of long-lost buildings and to the places where history happened. Robert carries an A3 book of archive images which will let you imagine Edinburgh as it was as you explore today's city. He will wear traditional Scottish clothing (yes, including a kilt!) as he takes you on an exploration of his hometown. As of January 18, 2021, we've been reviewed 224 times on TripAdvisor. 220 of those reviews were 'Excellent'. We've received two Certificate of Excellence Awards and a Traveller's Choice Award in 2020. What we do, we do well. Your vacation time is important. We won't disappoint.

WELCOME TO

HISTORIC

EDINBURGH TOURS

WE’RE WELL KNOWN

FOR THE QUALITY OF OUR TOURS

WHAT HAVE OUR CUSTOMERS SAID?

Our 'Good to Go' certification from Visit Britain.

COVID-19 AND YOUR SAFETY

We have achieved the “Good to Go” standard for the COVID- 19 procedures we’ve put in place to give you a safe tour. You can find out more about our COVID-19 policy here.