The Mountebank Comedy Walk of Edinburgh

2 hours
Free cancellation
1 - 15
Mobile ticket


Edinburgh's hysterical, historical, and completely original Mountebank comedy walking tour, laugh a lot and learn a little on the only tour of Edinburgh that is led by a local, professional, stand-up comedian guaranteed to make you laugh yourself silly! The aim is simple, to make you laugh while you learn a little about Scotland's incredible capital.

*Strictly for ages 16+

*Please note I sometime have to take my mega friendly dog Brahan aka 'The Bonnie Prince' on the tour, he is the softest dog in Scotland but if you have any issues with dogs please let me know

"a star on the rise at the moment with material totally on the pulse, Daniel is one to watch". (Mumble Comedy)

'5* best history show 2019 Fringe' (Herald)

'the best walking tour I've ever been on, ' 'my face ached from laughing so much, ' 'laugh riot humor and historical intrigue, ' 'masterfully executed, ' 'I'll never look at a unicorn the same way again' (guest reviews)


  • Guide

What to expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Monkey Barrel Comedy, 9-12 Blair Street, Edinburgh EH1 1QR Scotland

The tour starts at the world famous Monkey Barrel Comedy club where I find out a little about you, you learn a little more about me (more than you probably care to know!) I teach you some of my favourite Scottish vocabulary and then we set off on our Old Town adventure..!!

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 2PB Scotland

Edinburgh's most iconic and historic High Street

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Mercat Cross, Parliament Square, Edinburgh Scotland

The spot where trade occurred in medieval Edinburgh as well as everything from royal proclamations to punishments

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: St Giles' Cathedral, High Street Historic Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1RE Scotland

The most significant religious site in the old town it played a key role in the reformation and is the resting place of swashbuckling characters such as the 'Great Montrose'

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Writers' Museum, Lady Stairs House Lady Stair's Close Lawnmarket Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 2PA Scotland

We stop outside the Writers museum for a comic take on some of Edinburgh's most famous literary figures

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Edinburgh Castle, Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NG Scotland

We stop for a stunning panorama of the south side of Edinburgh castle and learn about the daring raid of Edinburgh Castle by Sir Thomas Randolph in March 1314

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: 21 Grassmarket Old Town, Edinburgh EH1 2HS Scotland

Edinburgh's centre for law and disorder a bustling market place where justice was handed out in the form of public executions.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Greyfriars Kirkyard, Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh EH1 2QQ Scotland

Our final stop is Greyfriars Kirkyard steeped in historical significance, gruesome stories of Edinburgh's bodysnatchers, ghosts, Harry Potter and of course Edinburgh's most famous dog Greyfriars Bobby

Duration: 15 minutes

Additional information

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • *Strictly for ages 16 and over
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Your guide will like be wearing PPE (a visor) Physical distancing will be adhered to (2m) The wearing of face masks is not mandatory but customers are welcome to wear them if they so wish ​There are no physical items to touch on the tour including doors ​
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
Barbara T
September 2023

If you wake up sick, you're tired of travelling, and have only one day in Edinburgh, GO ON THIS TOUR. It is irreverently informative. Doctor's orders.

May 2022

This was a wonderful way to see old Edinburg. The tour guide was funny, interesting, and lively. The puppy is a fun loving Goldendoodle. We enjoyed the banter mixed in with the funny tidbits about history. The walk is fast, so it’s hard on anyone with mobility issues.

May 2022

Daniel is a genuinely funny, personable and knowledgeable guy. Really enjoyable couple of hours. We learnt a lot, walked a lot and laughed a lot. Would definitely recommend if you’re looking to do something a bit different than the usual walking tours. Great craic!

May 2022

Highly recommended this walking tour. Daniel is very funny and made everyone feel very welcome. Finding out about us all and remembering all our names. We really enjoyed ourselves. Daniel was very knowledgeable and we loved all his wee stories. He definitely made our trip a more memorable one. Th...

May 2022

I learned quite a lot and Daniel was hilarious!! So much fun, I can't wait to go again. I love Bran too :-)

May 2022

Daniel was funny and very personable. I would recommend him to anyone coming here. Very informative.

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