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.
Edinburgh Free Tour
We'll meet on the High Street (Royal Mile) and, 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 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.
Free tours do not have a fixed price, rather each person offers the guide the amount they consider appropriate, depending on their level of satisfaction.
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19.
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.
English speaking expert guide.
When to book?
You can book up until 2.5 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Type of voucher
Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.
Wheelchair accessible. This must be indicated in the reservation. An accompanying person is required.
All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.
No printing of documentation required.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?
A - This activity requires a minimum of 3 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.
If you have any other questions please contact us.
If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
130 High Street (Royal Mile), at the corner of Stevenlaw's Close