Edinburgh: 2.5-Hour Royal Mile Guided Walking Tour

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Duration
2.5 hours
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English

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What You'll Do
  • Explore the lanes and alleys of the Royal Mile, the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town
  • Uncover some of the city's secrets, hidden off the beaten track of the tourist areas
  • Capture iconic views of city highlights, including the Palace of Holyroodhouse, new Scottish Parliament building, and Edinburgh Castle
  • Hear stories of the people who have lived (and died) here
Overview
Explore the Royal Mile with a fun and informative small group tour led by a local, independent tour guide. Walk the backbone of Edinburgh's historic Old Town, from the Palace of Holyroodhouse to Edinburgh Castle.
What to Expect
The Royal Mile is the backbone of Edinburgh's medieval Old Town, and this walking tour takes you along and around the full length of the route, weaving in and out of the narrow lanes and alleys, starting at the Palace of Holyroodhouse and finishing outside Edinburgh Castle.

Highlights include the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the new Scottish Parliament building, St Giles Cathedral, and Edinburgh Castle along with lesser known features such as the Canongate Kirk, Cowgate, and George IV Bridge. Soak up the atmosphere of this historic city as you hear stories of the people who have lived in these streets over the last 900 years, and capture images of the iconic Old Town as you walk through the heart of the medieval city.

All tours are limited to 10 persons, to give you a more personal tour experience than the larger tour companies, and are led by an experienced and knowledgeable local guide with over 18 years experience of living and working in the city. 
What's Included
  • Small group guided tour
  • Iconic views of the city
  • Historical commentary from a local, independent tour guide
Meeting Point

Meet outside the main gates in front of the Palace of Holyroodhouse on Abbey Strand - look for the carved unicorn in the wall to the right of the gates. (Open in Google Maps)

Know Before You Go
• Tour route is approximately 2 miles in length, featuring moderate inclines (up and down) and including steps and cobbles
• Tour content generally suitable for ages 12+
• Tours leave whatever the weather, so please wear appropriate footwear and dress accordingly

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