Walking tours of Edinburgh's historic districts – at a time which suits you best

Let us organise a tour especially for your organisation, group or family.

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These custom tours are led by the same expert local guides who lead our highly-praised free Royal Mile tours during the Edinburgh International Festival and Fringe.

Cost and booking

Suggested itineraries

We are completely flexible in the tours that we offer. The following are our most popular routes, but we are happy to vary these to meet your personal preferences or to include any particular sites that you would like to visit.

Tours usually last about two hours.

WALK 1: UPPER ROYAL MILE

The original burgh of Edinburgh, including the Edinburgh Castle Esplanade, Lawnmarket, Parliament Hall, City Chambers, Tron Kirk and John Knox House.

WALK 2: LOWER ROYAL MILE

The quieter eastern section of the Royal Mile (the old Canongate burgh), taking in Canongate Tolbooth, Canongate Kirk, the Scottish Parliament and the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

WALK 3: ROYAL MILE HIGHLIGHTS

Selected sites from the full length of the Royal Mile, from the castle at the top of the hill to the palace and the bottom.

WALK 4: GRASSMARKET AND GREYFRIARS KIRK

The Grassmarket is Edinburgh’s original marketplace and now, in the 21st century, one of the liveliest spots in the city. Greyfriars is one of the oldest churches in the city with many historic associations. Its adjacent kirk yard is the scene of the world-famous story of Greyfriars Bobby.

WALK 5: EDINBURGH'S NEW TOWN

The New Town (which in fact dates from the 18th Century) has some of the finest neo-classical and Georgian architecture in Britain and is considered a masterpiece of town planning. Our tour will show a selection of its many hundreds of historic buildings.

Please contact us when you are ready to book a tour or if you have any questions.