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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 of 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.


Two-hour long walking tour.

English language.

Accessibility information;

Some quite steep gradients.  One set of steps.  Cobbled/uneven paving.

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

£90 for a private tour for 5-8 people.

Evening tours are £80 and £100.

If you have a larger group, or an evening tour, please contact us to discuss your requirements.  You can email us here.

These prices are the total cost of the tour, they are not 'per person'.  Yes, you really will get a private tour for your group for either £70 or £90!


Some of the stories you'll hear and the sights you'll see...

These are just a few of the stories we tell on this Edinburgh walking tour.  Because you have booked a private tour, your guide will have some scope to tailor your walk to the things which most interest you.  Whilst we know there will be more stories to tell than the ones we've highlighted above, your own tour may 'chop and change' stories and places to suit your own requirements and interests.   Robert, our local guide, can discuss these with you at the start of your private tour.    Fully bespoke private Edinburgh tours are also offered.  Email us to discuss your requirements.  

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Your meeting place


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

Google Maps can't show the exact location, but the approximate one is shown here.

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Easily adapted for children

Your guide is a qualified primary school teacher and can give an appropriate tour which will interest children.


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.



Your tour is private. You can choose when it starts and we can make some alterations to the route if needed. You've got the freedom to ask all the questions you want!


Quibble-free refund

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


A picture tells a thousand words

Your guide will carry an A3 folder packed with ‘then and now’ images to help you imagine Edinburgh as it once was.


Accessibility options

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