Our popular ‘Old Edinburgh walking tour’ -

whenever you want it!

Tour times >

Tickets and prices >

£60 for a group of 1-6 £100 for a group of 7-15 Contact us for larger groups

Meeting place >

Inside the main gates of Greyfriars Kirkyard. Greyfriars Kirkyard, Candlemaker Row, EH1 2QQ
We can discuss a time which best suits your group. Booking essential
We include a nod to popular culture! We do love the past, it’s what Historic Edinburgh Tours is all about, but we also know that visitors to the city would like to experience a bit of Edinburgh’s popular culture. We’ll talk about Greyfriars Bobby and show you his statue. Greyfriars Bobby’s statue is the most photographed in Scotland! We’ll also talk about haggis, and yes, we WILL persuade you to try it! Your Edinburgh tour guide will also explain his kilt and ‘Highland’ outfit.
Old Edinburgh private tour - £60 per group Sometimes you want the convenience and personal touch that only a private tour can give you. Your local Edinburgh tour guide will take you on a private version of our highly-rated Old Edinburgh walking tour, at a time that best suits your group. Our ‘Old Edinburgh private tour’ gives you the same tour route and stories as our scheduled tour but comes with all the convenience and personal touches you’d expect from a private tour from a local guide and reputable company. Contact us now for availability and to secure your preferred date and time.
A picture tells a thousand words Whilst we are often complimented about our story-telling ability, we’re aware that nothing brings the past to life like a well-chosen picture. We’ve cherry-picked the Historic Edinburgh Tours archive to give you the best images. We like to think that after our tour, you’ll walk around Edinburgh and imagine it as it once was. We really like to think you’ll now have two Edinburghs to enjoy!

Your comprehensive Old Edinburgh tour

Many Edinburgh tours focus solely on the Royal Mile; ours also takes you into Greyfriars Kirkyard but also, the site of the former Blackfriars Friary and the place where the Church of St Mary in the Field once stood. The original religious buildings have long since disappeared, but we will reveal to you things that happened there that are truly fascinating. Each of these sites have stories are so interesting that they’ve appeared in Hollywood movies!

Your local Edinburgh tour guide

Your private Edinburgh tour will be led by Robert. He was born in Edinburgh, has always lived in Edinburgh, went to university on the Royal Mile and still teaches classes in a school close to the Old Town. You’re in very safe, local, knowledgable hands! Robert has researched, resourced and written every one of our tours and can answer your questions about Edinburgh’s fascinating history. He knows it’s secrets and loves sharing stories of his city!

The perfect family tour

Edinburgh has many dark and gory stories, perfect for adult groups wanting the ‘low-down’ on life in the Old Town. Children often also love these stories, but they need a very careful, age- appropriate telling. Robert, your Edinburgh guide, is a qualified educator with over twenty years of experience as a primary school teacher. He knows how to pitch stories to your family and can offer alternative tales for your family’s enjoyment. He’s very ‘in-tune’ with what you may, or may not, wish to discover on your Edinburgh tour!
See the history of the Old Town with your own private Edinburgh guide. We'll look at some of Edinburgh's classic stories - such as Greyfriars Bobby. Edinburgh's Old Town can still be revealed with your guide. Your Edinburgh guide pointing out the past to a group. Your guide is a qualified teacher and can 'pitch' private tours to your children's level. Our Edinburgh guided tours all get to see many of the locations as they once looked through careful use of our extensive archive.
Serious stuff!
Historic Edinburgh Tours Ltd , 28/2 Bridge Road, Edinburgh, EH13 0LQ
Copyright Historic Edinburgh Tours 2019 Registered in Scotland I SC 454482

YOUR PRIVATE EDINBURGH WALKING

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

“We all really enjoyed this tour of Greyfriars, Grassmarket and other places of historic interest in central Edinburgh. I learnt a lot and all delivered with warm humour and authority. These stories and tales of princesses, palaces and poo kept us entertained and informed accompanied by stunning buildings and illustrated with images of bygone years. Would highly recommend.” Marie H TripAdvisor review - November 2019
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“First of all regardless of what I write I will not be able to share how much my family enjoyed this tour. I truly wished I booked more time with Robert, he was the best! My family booked a private tour so our children would have time to focus and interact with Robert. We wanted them to learn about the unique history of Edinburgh and the entire experience was without parallel.” TripAdvisor review by CircleMajik - May 2018
We’ve received rave reviews for our popular ‘Old Edinburgh walkig tour’ and we’re delighted to be able to offer you a private version of this tour. We’ll cover exactly the same locations and stories as we do on our scheduled tour, but at a time and a day which suits your group best. What a great way to enjoy Old Edinburgh!

Tickets and prices >

Meeting place >

Inside the main gates of Greyfriars Kirkyard. Greyfriars Kirkyard, Candlemaker Row, EH1 2QQ
£60 for a group of 1-6 people £100 for a group of 6-15 Please contact us for larger groups
£60

Tour times >

We can discuss a time which best suits your group. Booking essential
Historic Edinburgh Tours Ltd , 28/2 Bridge Road, Edinburgh, EH13 0LQ
Copyright Historic Edinburgh Tours 2019 Registered in Scotland I SC 454482
Old Edinburgh private tour - £60 per group Sometimes you want the convenience and personal touch that only a private tour can give you. Your local Edinburgh tour guide will take you on a private version of our highly- rated Old Edinburgh walking tour, at a time that best suits your group. Our ‘Old Edinburgh private tour’ gives you the same tour route and stories as our scheduled tour but comes with all the convenience and personal touches you’d expect from a private tour from a local guide and reputable company. Contact us now for availability and to secure your preferred date and time.
We’ve received rave reviews for our popular ‘Old Edinburgh walkig tour’ and we’re delighted to be able to offer you a private version of this tour. We’ll cover exactly the same locations and stories as we do on our scheduled tour, but at a time and a day which suits your group best. What a great way to enjoy Old Edinburgh!
Our popular ‘Old Edinburgh walking tour’ - whenever you want it!

Your comprehensive Old

Edinburgh tour

Many Edinburgh tours focus solely on the Royal Mile; ours also takes you into Greyfriars Kirkyard but also, the site of the former Blackfriars Friary and the place where the Church of St Mary in the Field once stood. The original religious buildings have long since disappeared, but we will reveal to you things that happened there that are truly fascinating. Each of these sites have stories are so interesting that they’ve appeared in Hollywood movies!
YOUR PRIVATE EDINBURGH WALKING TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
HISTORIC EDINBURGH TOURS ARE RATED FIVE-STARS ON TRIPADVISOR
“Do Not UNDERESTIMATE this FABULOUS tour! A MUST DO for Edinburgh! First of all regardless of what I write I will not be able to share how much my family enjoyed this tour. I truly wished I booked more time with Robert, he was the best! My family booked a private tour so our children would have time to focus and interact with Robert. We wanted them to learn about the unique history of Edinburgh and the entire experience was without parallel.” TripAdvisor review by CircleMajik - May 2018
A picture tells a thousand words Whilst we are often complimented about our story-telling ability, we’re aware that nothing brings the past to life like a well-chosen picture. We’ve cherry-picked the Historic Edinburgh Tours archive to give you the best images. We like to think that after our tour, you’ll walk around Edinburgh and imagine it as it once was. We really like to think you’ll now have two Edinburghs to enjoy!
We include a nod to popular culture! We do love the past, it’s what Historic Edinburgh Tours is all about, but we also know that visitors to the city would like to experience a bit of Edinburgh’s popular culture. We’ll talk about Greyfriars Bobby and show you his statue. Greyfriars Bobby’s statue is the most photographed in Scotland! We’ll also talk about haggis, and yes, we WILL persuade you to try it! Your Edinburgh tour guide will also explain his kilt and ‘Highland’ outfit.

Your local Edinburgh

tour guide

Your private Edinburgh tour will be led by Robert. He was born in Edinburgh, has always lived in Edinburgh, went to university on the Royal Mile and still teaches classes in a school close to the Old Town. You’re in very safe, local, knowledgable hands! Robert has researched, resourced and written every one of our tours and can answer your questions about Edinburgh’s fascinating history. He knows it’s secrets and loves sharing stories of his city!
The perfect family tour Edinburgh has many dark and gory stories, perfect for adult groups wanting the ‘low-down’ on life in the Old Town. Children often also love these stories, but they need a very careful, age-appropriate telling. Robert, your Edinburgh guide, is a qualified educator with over twenty years of experience as a primary school teacher. He knows how to pitch stories to your family and can offer alternative tales for your family’s enjoyment. He’s very ‘in-tune’ with what you may, or may not, wish to discover on your Edinburgh tour!
“Robert put together a two-hour bespoke walking tour for me and my husband. It formed an invaluable start to my research into the old town during the Victorian period, which is the setting for my next children's book. Robert is extremely knowledgeable about Edinburgh's history and a very personable, eloquent guide who avoids the sensationalism of the typical tourist patter. I'd absolutely recommend one of his tours - you won't regret it!” Sharonnewell01 TripAdvisor review - 17/10/2018
Call us : +44 (0)7590 026 077
Call us : +44 (0)7590 026 077