“Having lived in Edinburgh almost my whole life and taken many tours with visiting friends, I am more than familiar with the main sights and stories of the old town. This was such a different perspective to take, I learned a great deal and explored a few back courts and closes that I had never seen in almost 50 years of living in and around the city. Highly recommend” TripAdvisor review by Kaz1903 - May 2019
FIND OUT ABOUT OUR RANGE OF

AWARD-WINNING EDINBURGH

WALKING TOURS

EXPLORE THE OLD TOWN WITH OUR

AWARD-WINNING GUIDED WALKS

We are company which loves taking people around Edinburgh’s historic Old Town. Most tour groups focus on taking visitors around the city, we want to ensure that we offer a range of tours which interest Edinburgh’s locals as well. Robert, your guide, was born in Edinburgh and has lived here all his life. He particularly enjoys being able to reveal some of Edinburgh’s lesser known stories to her locals. Robert will be your guide on each of our Residents’ Tours. He plans, researches, writes and delivers all of our guided tours and has achieved an excellent reputation on TripAdvisor.

POSTPONED DUE TO CURRENT SITUATION

SUNDAY, APRIL 26 12 noon - 2 pm

SLUMS OF VICTORIAN EDINBURGH GUIDED WALK

We will take you around the areas best known to Edinburgh’s Victorian poor. This is an emotionally hard tour as we find out what life was like on the ‘bottom rung’ of Victorian society. All proceeds from this tour will go to help the local Streetwork charity and their work with Edinburgh’s homeless people today.

£6 standard, £4 senior, Under-16s free

PLEASE NOTE - ALL the proceeds from this tour will go directly to Streetwork. Eventbrite charges a fee. We had an option to either increase the cost which you would have to pay, or to absorb the fee. The amount charged for this tour will cover this fee and ALL the rest will go to Streework. Historic Edinburgh Tours Ltd take no money for themselves from this tour.
Historic Edinburgh Tours at work in White Horse Close

POSTPONED DUE TO CURRENT SITUATION

SUNDAY, MAY 31 12 noon - 2 pm

ROYAL MILE TOUR

In the 1950s a historian said that two-thirds of Scotland’s history took place on the Royal Mile. This tour takes you in and around Scotland’s most historically significant street. Bring a camera as this is our most picturesque of our Edinburgh walking tours.

£3 standard, £2 senior, Under-16s free

Greyfriars Kirkyard has some incredible 16th century memorials.

POSTPONED DUE TO CURRENT SITUATION

SUNDAY, JUNE 28 12 noon - 2 pm

1745 - THE JACOBITES IN EDINBURGH

This is a special Residents’ version of our schools Jacobites in 1745 tour. We’ll take you to locations in the Old Town which acted as stages for some of the most important and interesting events in those turbulent few weeks in late summer 1745 when Bonnie Prince Charlie’s Jacobite army occupied the city.

£3 standard, £2 senior, Under-16s free

Greyfriars Kirkyard has some incredible 16th century memorials.

POSTPONED DUE TO CURRENT SITUATION

SUNDAY, JULY 26 12 noon - 2 pm

SPECIAL WALK - ‘NOT THE CLASSICS’

Ooooh! This is going to be a bit of a surprise! Watch this space…

£3 standard, £2 senior, Under-16s free

POSTPONED DUE TO CURRENT SITUATION

SUNDAY, AUGUST 30 12 noon - 2 pm

GREYFRIARS KIRKYARD TOUR

This history tour of Greyfriars Kirkyard is the story of Old Edinburgh’s people. Discover their lives, their deaths, and how they shaped Edinburgh’s history. You’ll learn about executed noblemen, great thinkers, philanthropists and murderers only inches away from where they lie buried today. Are you ready to ‘meet’ the dead of Old Edinburgh?

£3 standard, £2 senior, Under-16s free

Greyfriars Kirkyard has some incredible 16th century memorials.

POSTPONED DUE TO CURRENT SITUATION

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 12 noon - 2 pm

1745 - THE JACOBITES IN EDINBURGH

This is a special Residents’ version of our schools Jacobites in 1745 tour. We’ll take you to locations in the Old Town which acted as stages for some of the most important and interesting events in those turbulent few weeks in late summer 1745 when Bonnie Prince Charlie’s Jacobite army occupied the city.

£3 standard, £2 senior, Under-16s free

POSTPONED DUE TO CURRENT SITUATION

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25 12 noon - 2 pm

GREYFRIARS KIRKYARD TOUR

Your Greyfriars Kirkyard tour doesn’t just focus on the lives and deaths of people; it explains some of the symbology on the oldest tombs in the graveyard. You’ll even discover how most of the bodies are laid out, quite a chilling thought when you remember that they are there, only a few inches under your feet…

£3 standard, £2 senior, Under-16s free

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 29 12 noon - 2 pm

SLUMS OF VICTORIAN EDINBURGH - A GUIDED WALK

We will take you around the areas best known to Edinburgh’s Victorian poor. This is an emotionally hard tour as we find out what life was like on the ‘bottom rung’ of Victorian society. All proceeds from this tour will go to help the local Streetwork charity and their work with Edinburgh’s homeless people today.

£6 standard, £4 senior, Under-16s free

PLEASE NOTE - ALL the proceeds from this tour will go directly to Streetwork. Eventbrite charges a fee. We had an option to either increase the cost which you would have to pay, or to absorb the fee. The amount charged for this tour will cover this fee and ALL the rest will go to Streework. We take no money for ourselves from this tour.
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Registered in Scotland I SC 454482
28/2 Bridge Road, Edinburgh, EH13 0LQ
EXPLORE THE OLD TOWN WITH OUR

AWARD-WINNING GUIDED WALKS

We are company which loves taking people around Edinburgh’s historic Old Town. Most tour groups focus on taking visitors around the city, we want to ensure that we offer a range of tours which interest Edinburgh’s locals as well. Robert, your guide, was born in Edinburgh and has lived here all his life. He particularly enjoys being able to reveal some of Edinburgh’s lesser known stories to her locals. Robert will be your guide on each of our Residents’ Tours. He plans, researches, writes and delivers all of our guided tours and has achieved an excellent reputation on TripAdvisor.
VIDEO COMING SOON
DISCOVER HUNDREDS OF YEARS OF HISTORY ON YOUR

BESPOKE TOUR OF EDINBURGH

POSTPONED DUE TO CURRENT SITUATION

SUNDAY, MARCH 29 12 noon - 2 pm

OLD EDINBURGH TOUR

Our special Residents’ Tour running of our most popular tour will see us taking you around some really interesting and significant Old Town locations. We’ll follow in the footsteps of some of Scottish history’s most important and fascinating characters.

£3 standard, £2 senior, Under-16s free

POSTPONED DUE TO CURRENT SITUATION

SUNDAY, APRIL 26 12 noon - 2 pm

SLUMS OF VICTORIAN EDINBURGH TOUR

We will take you around the areas best known to Edinburgh’s Victorian poor. This is an emotionally hard tour as we find out what life was like on the ‘bottom rung’ of Victorian society. All proceeds from this tour will go to help the local Streetwork charity and their work with Edinburgh’s homeless people today.

£6 standard, £4 senior, Under-16s free

PLEASE NOTE - ALL the proceeds from this tour will go directly to Streetwork. Eventbrite charges a fee. We had an option to either increase the cost which you would have to pay, or to absorb the fee. The amount charged for this tour will cover this fee and ALL the rest will go to Streework. Historic Edinburgh Tours Ltd take no money for ourselves from this tour.

POSTPONED DUE TO CURRENT SITUATION

SUNDAY, MAY 31 12 noon - 2 pm

ROYAL MILE TOUR

In the 1950s a historian said that two-thirds of Scotland’s history took place on the Royal Mile. This tour takes you in and around Scotland’s most historically significant street. Bring a camera as this is our most picturesque of our Edinburgh walking tours.

£3 standard, £2 senior, Under-16s free

Greyfriars Kirkyard has some incredible 16th century memorials.

POSTPONED DUE TO CURRENT SITUATION

SUNDAY, JUNE 28 12 noon - 2 pm

1745 - THE JACOBITES IN EDINBURGH

This is a special Residents’ version of our schools Jacobites in 1745 tour. We’ll take you to locations in the Old Town which acted as stages for some of the most important and interesting events in those turbulent few weeks in late summer 1745 when Bonnie Prince Charlie’s Jacobite army occupied the city.

£3 standard, £2 senior, Under-16s free

Greyfriars Kirkyard has some incredible 16th century memorials.

POSTPONED DUE TO CURRENT SITUATION

SUNDAY, JULY 26 12 noon - 2 pm

SPECIAL WALK - ‘NOT THE CLASSICS’

Ooooh! This is going to be a bit of a surprise! Watch this space…

£3 standard, £2 senior, Under-16s free

POSTPONED DUE TO CURRENT SITUATION

SUNDAY, AUGUST 30 12 noon - 2 pm

GREYFRIARS KIRKYARD TOUR

This history tour of Greyfriars Kirkyard is the story of Old Edinburgh’s people. Discover their lives, their deaths, and how they shaped Edinburgh’s history. You’ll learn about executed noblemen, great thinkers, philanthropists and murderers only inches away from where they lie buried today. Are you ready to ‘meet’ the dead of Old Edinburgh?

£3 standard, £2 senior, Under-16s free

Greyfriars Kirkyard has some incredible 16th century memorials.

POSTPONED DUE TO CURRENT SITUATION

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 12 noon - 2 pm

1745 - THE JACOBITES IN EDINBURGH

This is a special Residents’ version of our schools Jacobites in 1745 tour. We’ll take you to locations in the Old Town which acted as stages for some of the most important and interesting events in those turbulent few weeks in late summer 1745 when Bonnie Prince Charlie’s Jacobite army occupied the city.

£3 standard, £2 senior, Under-16s free

POSTPONED DUE TO CURRENT SITUATION

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25 12 noon - 2 pm

GREYFRIARS KIRKYARD TOUR

Your Greyfriars Kirkyard tour doesn’t just focus on the lives and deaths of people; it explains some of the symbology on the oldest tombs in the graveyard. You’ll even discover how most of the bodies are laid out, quite a chilling thought when you remember that they are there, only a few inches under your feet…

£3 standard, £2 senior, Under-16s free

POSTPONED DUE TO CURRENT SITUATION

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 29 12 noon - 2 pm

SLUMS OF VICTORIAN EDINBURGH - A GUIDED

EXPLORATION

We will take you around the areas best known to Edinburgh’s Victorian poor. This is an emotionally hard tour as we find out what life was like on the ‘bottom rung’ of Victorian society. All proceeds from this tour will go to help the local Streetwork charity and their work with Edinburgh’s homeless people today.

£6 standard, £4 senior, Under-16s free

“Having lived in Edinburgh almost my whole life and taken many tours with visiting friends, I am more than familiar with the main sights and stories of the old town. This was such a different perspective to take, I learned a great deal and explored a few back courts and closes that I had never seen in almost 50 years of living in and around the city. Highly recommend” TripAdvisor review by Kaz1903 - May 2019

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