Robert has an encyclopedic knowledge of the history of Edinburgh. His enthusiasm is contagious and we spent a wonderful day seeing the whole center city with him. It was the highlight of our trip and informed everything else we chose to see and do. A great first day in Edinburgh!” EvanstonMama- Tripadvisor - September 2019
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OLD

EDINBURGH

TOUR

(Private tour)

Walk in the footsteps of Mary, Queen of Scots, Bonnie Prince Charlie, Robert Burns and many others. Discover long-lost buildings, execution sites and find out what it was like to live in Old Edinburgh!
This Old Edinburgh tour takes you in and around the Old Town part of the famous UNESCO World Heritage Site. Edinburgh has been Scotland’s capital city for hundreds of years. If something important happened in Scotland, Edinburgh was often at the centre of it. If something important happened in Edinburgh, it was usually of significance to the rest of the country. Each story we tell is about a famous historical character. Each of these stories is shared in a location which played a part in that person’s life. You are walking in the footsteps of royals and rogues, murdered and murderers. From Greyfriars Kirkyard to the Grassmarket, the West Bow, the Royal Mile and some of the closes and wynds of the Old Town, this tour gives you a great appreciation of Edinburgh and her fascinating story.
Our 'info at a glance' for this walking tour. 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.

LET US REVEAL OUR CITY’S FASCINATING HISTORY

WE SHARE FIVE THINGS WE LOVE ABOUT THIS TOUR!

WHY SHOULD YOU TAKE THIS GUIDED TOUR ?

Stop 1 - Meet your Edinburgh tour guide in Greyfriars Kirkyard and the find out about the legend of Greyfriars Bobby. Stop 2 - The Grassmarket and the story of Scotland’s most significant royal wedding. Stop 3 - The West Bow (the Ovir Bow) and the story of Mary, Queen of Scots in Edinburgh. Stop 4 - The Lawnmarket and Riddle’s Court. See one of Edinburgh’s most authentic ‘Old Town’ places. Stop 5 - Parliament Square and the exterior of St Giles’. Find out about the hanging of Deacon Brodie…right where it happened!
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“His tour was funny, informative and included visual aids. He was a story teller of the history of Edinburgh and enthusiastically answered our questions. You could tell he loved the history of his hometown and shared that love with us. “ Ambassador757284- TripAdvisor review of The Old Edinburgh Walking Tour - October 2019
“Great tour, great guide”
Robert leading a tour group!

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QUIBBLE-FREE REFUND We offer a full refund if you cancel your tour more than 12 hours before your tour is due to start.
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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.
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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.
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ACCESSIBILITY OPTIONS If you have someone with mobility issues, please contact us in advance so that we can offer some appropriate changes to the route.
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PERFECT FOR CHILDREN Your guide is a qualified primary school teacher and knows how to engage your children.
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CONVENIENCE 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!
Stop 6 - The High Street and the Mercat Cross. Walk in the footsteps of Mary, Queen of Scots, Robert Burns and Bonnie Prince Charlie. Stop 7 - The John Knox House (exterior) and the Netherbow. Find out about a Jacobite attack on Edinburgh. Stop 8 - The Cowgate. Find out about terrible poverty in ‘Little Ireland’ during the 19th century. Stop 9 - Edinburgh University. Find out about the Burke and Hare murders. Stop 10 - Old College, Edinburgh University. Hear the story of one of Scotland’s most famous assassinations.

YOUR OLD TOWN OF EDINBURGH TOUR

QUIBBLE-FREE REFUND We offer a full refund if you cancel your tour more than 12 hours before your tour is due to start.
FRIENDLY GUIDE - IN A KILT! Robert is your local guide. He was born in Edinburgh and has lived here all his life. He researched all our tours and has an excellent knowledge of Edinburgh’s history.
ACCESSIBILITY OPTIONS If you have someone with mobility issues, please contact us in advance so that we can offer route changes.
PERFECT FOR CHILDREN Robert, your guide, is a qualified primary school teacher and will help keep your children engaged.
CONVENIENCE Your tour is private - you can choose when it starts. You can ask all the questions you want to!

OUR ASSURANCES TO YOU

WHY SHOULD YOU CHOOSE US?

This Old Edinburgh tour takes you in and around the Old Town part of the famous UNESCO World Heritage Site. Edinburgh has been Scotland’s capital city for hundreds of years. If something important happened in Scotland, Edinburgh was often at the centre of it. If something important happened in Edinburgh, it was usually of significance to the rest of the country. Each story we tell is about a famous historical character. Each of these stories is shared in a location which played a part in that person’s life. You are walking in the footsteps of royals and rogues, murdered and murderers. From Greyfriars Kirkyard to the Grassmarket, the West Bow, the Royal Mile and some of the closes and wynds of the Old Town, this tour gives you a great appreciation of Edinburgh and her fascinating story.
Our 'Good to Go' certification from Visit Britain. Our 'info at a glance' for this walking tour.
Robert has an encyclopedic knowledge of the history of Edinburgh. His enthusiasm is contagious and we spent a wonderful day seeing the whole center city with him. It was the highlight of our trip and informed everything else we chose to see and do. A great first day in Edinburgh!” EvanstonMama- Tripadvisor - September 2019

YOUR OLD TOWN OF EDINBURGH TOUR

LET US REVEAL OUR CITY’S FASCINATING HISTORY

“On 10/21/19 Robert guided our large group of 37 around to the historic sites on the Royal Mile. His tour was funny, informative and included visual aids. He was a story teller of the history of Edinburgh and enthusiastically answered our questions. You could tell he loved the history of his hometown and shared that love with us. “ Ambassador757284- TripAdvisor review of The Old Edinburgh Walking Tour - October 2019
“Great tour, great guide”
AVERAGE TRIPADVISOR RATING FOR THIS TOUR =

OLD EDINBURGH

TOUR

(Private Tour) Walk in the footsteps of Mary, Queen of Scots, Bonnie Prince Charlie, Robert Burns and many others. Discover long-lost buildings, execution sites and find out what it was like to live in Old Edinburgh!h!

WE SHARE FIVE THINGS WE

LOVE ABOUT THIS TOUR!

WHY SHOULD YOU TAKE THIS GUIDED TOUR ?

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.
Click here to see a detailed itinerary for the  Old Edinburgh tour Book your private  Old Edinburgh tour Book your private  Old Edinburgh tour
© Historic Edinburgh Tours Ltd 2020
Text/Call us : +44 (0)7590 026 077
ONLINE EXPERIENCES

THE SECRETS WE SHARE

THE SITES WE TAKE YOU TO

Stop 1 - Meet your Edinburgh tour guide in Greyfriars Kirkyard and the find out about the legend of Greyfriars Bobby. Stop 2 - The Grassmarket and the story of Scotland’s most significant royal wedding. Stop 3 - The West Bow (the Ovir Bow) and the story of Mary, Queen of Scots in Edinburgh. Stop 4 - The Lawnmarket and Riddle’s Court. See one of Edinburgh’s most authentic ‘Old Town’ places. Stop 5 - Parliament Square and the exterior of St Giles’. Find out about the hanging of Deacon Brodie…right where it happened! Stop 6 - The High Street and the Mercat Cross. Walk in the footsteps of Mary, Queen of Scots, Robert Burns and Bonnie Prince Charlie. Stop 7 - The John Knox House (exterior) and the Netherbow. Find out about a Jacobite attack on Edinburgh. Stop 8 - The Cowgate. Find out about terrible poverty in ‘Little Ireland’ during the 19th century. Stop 9 - Edinburgh University. Find out about the Burke and Hare murders. Stop 10 - Old College, Edinburgh University. Hear the story of one of Scotland’s most famous assassinations.
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.