Here are a few of the things that our visitors have said about our tours.

You can read more detailed reviews of our tours on our TripAdvisor page (from which some of the following extracts have been taken).

We currently enjoy a five-star rating on TripAdvisor and recently received a Traveller's Choice Award for 2022 (rating as at July 2022, based on 99 reviews).

“Our guide made the tour so interesting and really brought the history of the place alive. My daughter and I thought it the best part of our trip. Well done.”

LM, Warrington

“This was a great experience. Our guide was friendly and accommodating, told great stories but all factual so we really learned a lot. And it's genuinely free - no-one asks at the end to pay anything. I would highly recommend this for anyone interested in a history-based walking tour.”

Beth K, Washington DC

“I would like to say thank you for the wonderful tour of the Royal Mile.”

MR, Germany

“We wanted to say what a wonderful time we had on one of your free guided walks. [Our guide] was simply brilliant. He escorted us through the crowds, and waited for us to catch up before telling us information. He was professional, extremely knowledgeable and had a great sense of humour. We learnt so much and loved the stories he told us.”

JR, London

“Do not pay for a tour when these guys do a fantastic job.”

Anne F, Beverley

“... an excellent guide, very knowledgeable about the history of Edinburgh and Scotland. Besides he was very friendly and engaging. Beyond my expectations for a free guided tour. Definitely highly recommended.”

IA (via TripAdvisor)

“All the volunteers were extremely friendly and couldn't have been more helpful. A fantastic walk with a brilliant guide. I would highly recommend this very informative and highly interesting tour. Definitely a must-do during the Edinburgh Fringe.”

KFS, Dundee

“An excellent way to explore the Royal Mile and the Old Town of Edinburgh. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable, friendly and engaging with our small group (8 people with 7 different nationalities). I would highly recommend this tour to anyone.”

Chris M, Pickering

“These tours are actually free (no tips expected) and they keep each group very small. We walked the entire Royal Mile. Our guide showed us so many closes, passages and secret courtyards. We enjoyed all the history and architectural information.”

MM, Arlington VA