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Free Walking Tour of Edinburgh
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Free Walking Tour of Edinburgh

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Melanie was utterly charming, friendly and funny. She was an absolute joy. I would wholeheartedly recommend any tour taken by her
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  • English
  • 2.5 hours

Our free guided tour is the best way to get to know the Edinburgh old town. We'll get to know Victoria Street, the famous Royal Mile or the imposing Edinburgh Castle. And what's more, it's free!

Itinerary

With the help of a guide specialised in the history of Edinburgh, bring to life a magical city rooted in literature and culture, with contrasts in each of its streets.

We will discover the old town passing through its best-known streets, such as the Royal Mile, or Grassmarket, direct witnesses to the events which have made Edinburgh one of the most important cities in the United Kingdom.

What's more, we will visit the Edinburgh castle, the site of the Wars of Scottish Independence and the Jacobite Rising, and if you time it right, you can even see the firing of the "One O'Clock Gun" - the means by which the people of Edinburgh have set their clocks since 1861.

You Decide the Price!

All our guides work exclusively for tips, therefore at the end of the tour, you are the ones who decide the price the service provided deserves.

Important Information

  • You cannot take this free tour of Edinburgh if you are a group of more than 6.
  • The tour is of the outside of Edinburgh's monuments, we do not head inside.

Price

Adults Children under 13
Free English Language Tour
Free
Free

Free English Language Tour

  • Adults

    Free
  • Children under 13

    Free

More information

Duration

2.5 hours

Language English

The tour is exclusively in English.

Included

English speaking expert guide.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

If there are still places available, you can book until the previous day (local time in Edinburgh).

Ticket

Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • P - How to book?

    R - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.

Accessibility

Yes (imperative to attend with carer).

Free!

Meeting point

130 High St, Edinburgh, Outside Frankie and Benny's

Cancellations

If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation in the control panel, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.

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