Free Tour of Edinburgh
Our guide was just lovely, well-informed and thorough. The walk is 2-1/2 hours long, but well-paced with a 15-minute pub break about halfway through. While we don’t go into any buildings, it provides a wonderful overview of Edinburgh so you can go back and see what you want to explore. The inside scoop on “Harry Potter” trivia was well worth it
Travelpro56V, 11 May 2015, TripAdvisor
In the narrow streets of Edinburgh you were as likely to meet a murderer as a man of genius. Body-snatchers, witch hunters, firebrand priests and philosophers all living on the side of a dead volcano. On our FREE 2.5 hour walking tour we cover all the main sights of the Old City of Edinburgh. Starting on the famous Royal Mile, we lead you through the windy streets and up the hills to sites of executions, cloned sheep and the birthplace of Harry Potter. Our unique style of combining history with pure showmanship has made us one of the most popular walking tour companies in all of Europe!
Groups of 10 or more must pre-register at least 24 hours in advance for the Free tour. Children under 13 accompanied by a parent are welcome on any of our paid tours for FREE! We reserve the right to deny participation in any tour, to any person, for any reason. Thank you for your understanding!
Tour times & bookings
Tron Kirk 10:00, 11:00 & 14:00
Meet us in front of Starbucks Coffee on High Street.
ON THIS 2.5 HOUR TOUR WE COVER:
- Edinburgh Castle
- St Giles’ Cathedral
- The Royal Mile
- Old & New Towns
- Mercat Cross
- Greyfriars Kirkyard (cemetery) and Greyfriars Bobby
- The original ‘Hogwarts’
- William Wallace and the Stone of Destiny
- National Museum
- Covenanters’ Prison
- Martyrs’ Memorial
- The real Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
- The Scottish Enlightenment