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Bonnie Prince Charlie's 

Follow in the footsteps of Jacobites and Hanoverians in this exploration of one of the most exciting times in Edinburgh's history! 

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Your private tour around Bonnie Prince Charlie's Edinburgh

Step back in time to Edinburgh as it was in the late summer of 1745.  Robert, our award-winning Edinburgh tour guide, will take you around the Edinburgh Old Town locations, which played a role in one of the most exciting times in Edinburgh's history.

You'll walk in the footsteps of Prince Charles Edward Stewart and his Highland Army. 

Throughout this specialist tour of Edinburgh, you'll learn about what Edinburgh's people thought and did during this period of civil war.  You'll find out how the supporters of both sides acted within the city before, during, and after the capturing the city by the Jacobite army. 

Are you ready to walk in the footsteps of the men and women, soldiers and civilians, princes and politicians who helped shape Scotland's history?  Come with us as we explore Bonnie Prince Charlie's Edinburgh.

Bonnie Prince Charlie's walking tour details

  • A detailed story of the Jacobite 'Occupation' of Edinburgh in September and October 1745.

  • Two-hour long walking tour.

  • English language.

  • Private tour.

  • See today's Old Town whilst finding out what happened on the streets of Edinburgh during one of our most exciting periods.

  • Gradients and uneven paving throughout the tour.  One set of steps.

  • This is a new tour and has not been reviewed yet.

  • Historic Edinburgh Tours has an average rating of five-stars on Tripadvisor.


  • £70 total price for a private tour for 1-4 people.

  • £90 total price for a private tour for  5-8 people.

  • £80 evening price for 1-4 people/£100 for 5-8 ppx.

  • Please email for evening tours or larger group sizes.

  • We don't charge for family members of 16 and under.

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Some highlights from this private tour

1647 Gordon of Rothiemay's birdseye view of Edinburgh

Some reviews of our tours of Edinburgh (the 'Charlie' tour is a brand new tour)

Your meeting place for this tour

Greyfriars Kirkyard meeting place

Your guide will meet you just inside this gateway to Greyfriars Kirkyard, next to Greyfriars Bobby's Bar at the top of Candlemaker Row.

Google Maps shows only an approximate location.

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Friendly guide - in a kilt!

Robert was born in Edinburgh and has lived here all his life. He researched all our tours and has an extensive knowledge of Edinburgh and her history.

refunds are easy

Quibble-free refund

We offer a full refund if you cancel your tour more than 12 hours before your tour is due to start.

conveniance is important


Your tour is private. Your guide can make some alterations to the route if needed. You've got the freedom to ask all the questions you want!

equality is important to us

Accessibility options

If you have someone with mobility requirements, please contact us in advance so we can offer some appropriate changes to the route.