Walking Tour of Edinburgh's Old Town - History and Tales

2 hours
Free cancellation
1 - 15
Mobile ticket


This walking tour is designed to give you a broad understanding of Edinburgh, it's history and culture.  The tour runs for around two hours taking in many of the sites of the Old Town which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We strive to be informative yet entertaining on this tour, delivering an overview of Edinburgh with the passion it deserves.


This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Edinburgh Old Town, Edinburgh EH1 Scotland

The walking tour will take you up and down the network of cobbled streets and back alleys that make up the historic heart of the Old Town of Edinburgh.  The tour runs for around two hours and you can expect to see sights such as St Giles Cathedral, the Mercat Cross, Greyfriars Kirk and graveyard, the George Heriot School and Edinburgh Castle (from the outside).  Every guide who works with us is strongly encouraged to develop their own tour route to help ensure that they are passionate about the stories and history that they deliver on their tour.  We believe this tour will give you a good understanding of Edinburgh and is a great basis for the other tours that we offer.

Duration: 2 hours


  • Professional guide


  • Gratuity

Additional information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • These tours run all the year round so please wear clothing that is appropriate for the Scottish climate and come in footwear that you are comfortable in for a two hour walking tour on the historic streets of Edinburgh.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Please Note - Children, aged 15 and under, will not be able to join the tour unless accompanied by a responsible adult
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Ticket delivery

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


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

May 2022

It was a very nice tour, Ben was really knowledge about the city, he answered many questions, I would recommend this tour for anybody

May 2022

Enthusiasm and natural charm of our guide (the tour company founder) was thoroughly enjoyable. We did the Castle tour, not sure how much it differs from the old town tour but either way you’ll be entertained and with great value for money. The two hours fly along.

May 2022

Ali was full of tales, captivating liveliness, knowledge and all told through his charming storyteller’s wit. We were laughing, marvelling and totally compelled. It was wonderful! Sad when it ended. He also had great recommendations of cafes, restaurants and pubs.

May 2022

Really enjoyed this walking tour with Ben .He was very easy to listen too and was very knowledgeable and professional.I would definitely go on a tour again with this company

May 2022

Fabulous and informative tour, relaxed pace, great content and superb delivery from Fiona who shows a tremendous affinity and provides a great insight into her home town history and culture.

May 2022

Ben had a deep repertory of stories, barely scratched over the course of our 90+ minute walk. He was generous responding to questions, and had great tips for enjoying the Old Town in more depth

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from US$15.49 / per person