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Royal Mile walking tour 

Is this the most important street in Scotland's history?   Find out why we think it is on this private tour!


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Your private Royal Mile walking tour

The Royal Mile walking tour takes you on a journey through hundreds of years of Scotland’s history.  An historian once said that she believed two-thirds of this nation’s history took place on the Royal Mile, the street which runs from Edinburgh Castle down to Holyroodhouse Palace.  The ‘Mile was the backdrop for some of Scotland’s most important historical moments.  What an incredible thought!  Mary, Queen of Scots, Bonnie Prince Charlie and Robert Burns all had significant life moments happen on this famous thoroughfare.  Come with us on this interactive Edinburgh guided tour, and see if you agree with the historian (hint – we do!)

The Royal Mile is actually not one street.  On this private Edinburgh tour, your guide will take you to each of the five streets which make up today’s ‘Royal Mile’.  You’ll explore Abbey Strand, the Canongate, the High Street, the Lawnmarket and Castlehill.  

Robert, our award-winning Edinburgh tour guide, will take you to the very places where history happened!  You’ll walk in the footsteps of marauding armies, royals and rogues - all of whom changed the history of Scotland’s capital city.  He has an intimate knowledge of the Royal Mile - he spent four years at a University which sits in the Canongate!

This private tour of Edinburgh has an average rating of FIVE STARS on Tripadvisor. 


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.


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


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Your private Royal Mile tour

Your meeting place

Dynamic Earth - your Royal Mile tour meets here

Your guide will meet you in this amphitheatre in front of Dynamic Earth on Holyrood Road.

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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 alter 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.