Join me on this 3.5 hour walking tour, created to make your experience unforgettable.
We will start where the city gates were once and visit the the main Medieval thoroughfare called the Royal Mile, exploring some of the charming and spooky small streets called “Closes”. We will admire St Giles' Cathedral discovering some quirky traditions connected to the area and visit a very atmospheric graveyard. We will reach the magnificent Edinburgh Castle and hear stories of Royals and murders.
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At your hotel, if in the city centre or in front of John Knox House
Everything will start in front John Knox House (or your hotel Lobby if close to the Old Town) from there will see where the world ended when Edinburgh was small and cramped, surrounded by city walls.
We will walk up the Royal Mile up to St. Giles' Cathedral and the site where the Scottish Parliament stood once. We will hear about the Reformation, Mary Queen of Scots, Charles I and the Civil Wars. (We will enter the Cathedral when possible).
We will reach the Castle Esplanade and hear about an ancient volcano, incredible glaciers, the birth of Edinburgh Castle with tales of Royals, sieges and murders.
We will explore the lively Grassmarket and discover what lies beneath its historical pubs' unexpected names. When possible, we will visit one of the most atmospheric graveyards in the city.
The tour will end in the core of the Old Town or at your hotel, if close to the Royal Mile.
Old Town or at your hotel if close to the Old Town
Planning and guiding fee
Entrance fee to any tourist attraction
This is a walking tour, so the tour will be completely on foot.
Please wear comfortable shoes and expect pure marvellously unpredictable Scottish weather. I recommend a waterproof jacket with a hood (perhaps an umbrella as well). Sometimes the sun shines in the sky and five minutes later you can have drizzle, wind and again sunshine, maybe with an enchanting rainbow!