4.5 star rating: Recommended 93 Reviews

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  • Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Duration:  2 hours 15 minutes (approx.)

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Edinburgh Historical Walking Tour Including Royal Mile and Entry to Edinburgh Castle. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

Sue was an excellent guide. She managed to get herself heard despite the festive atmosphere around. Enjoyed it very much.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

Wendy was an excellent tour guide, showing her passion for Edinburgh. She knew how to keep the group listening to her many stories and history of this great town. I learnt a lot, especially the meanings behind many of our words and phrases - 'the loo' related to people in the olden days calling out above when they were to empty their 'slops' from above, 'daylight robbery' with the window tax implemented etc. Wendy was well prepared and carried a folder of photos and illustrations to support her stories and knowledge. Well worth the money.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

The tour was great, Margaret did a wonderful job and her knowledge was exceptional. We were there on Sunday when Edinburgh was celebrating the Fringe. The streets were jam packed and Margaret knew her way around the crowds.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

Margaret, the tour guide, was excellent.
She made the area covered come to life in a very unique way.
I would highly recommend this tour.
The cost was quite reasonable too.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

We enjoyed our tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

Excellent and very informative tour. Our guide, Margaret was extremely knowledgable and kept us entertained throughout the tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

The weather in Scotland can be changeable and this tour had it all. It started out raining then the sun came out then more rain and hail even but not 1 person left the tour. Our guide was so entertaining and he knew so much about the history of Edinburgh.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Very very interesting and well presented . Our guide Margaret was very informative, helpful and friendly and made it a lovely tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

It was great! We only had two days in Edinburgh, so I'm glad we did this tour. It gave a quick history of Edinburgh and pointed out things we would've missed if we were on our own. I highly recommend it! We didn't add the Castle Tour, but I would. We ended up doing the Castle separately, but it would have been nice to have a guide there as well.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

I thoroughly enjoyed this tour. It was interesting to find out things that are not commonly know about the Royal Mile. Although after several days of visiting Edinburgh my feet were aching nothing to do with this tour by-the-way. It is worth every penny!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

a professional tour guide with extreme knowledge about the city and its secret, very nice tour, and very knowledgable tour guide

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

a great tour and tour guide, although we where late to the tour the guide did every thing to accomodate our needs and complete the tour for us highly recomended

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

Steven our guide made history come to life. He was entertaining, and very informative. Edinburgh has so many historical stories it was really worth doing - cant recommend this highly enough

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

Loved it the guide was excellent she was witty and smart and very helpful! We added the castle tour a must see!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2014

It was pouring with rain the whole way through our tour but we barely noticed as the guide kept us so interested and entertained. He was very knowlegeable and entertainig and the history of Edinburgh is very interesting. Would definitely recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2014

Very informative and great guide.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2013

Wonderful tour! We got to see so much of the local flavor. Rather than fighting the crowds of "The Fringe Festival", our guide took us into quieter places, gave us the historical background, then took us back to the Royal Mile where we were able to see the places he had told us about.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2013

Excellent and well worth it! More in-depth history of the royal mile, along with going behind the scenes to the court building, down some of the closes, good information on history of the area.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2013

I thought this was an interesting tour, showing little alleys and buildings that I would otherwise not know were there. The guide was very informative and answered all our questions.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2013

Very informative guide and interesting information given. The tour goes at a comfortable pace for all the up hill walking involved. It covers only a portion of the Royal Mile.

Amy
USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2013

We went on this tour during our first day in Edinburgh and it was such a great introduction to the Royal Mile. Our tour guide was really great and informative. He took us into the old Parliament building, which was definitely a highlight. Would definitely recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2013

Brilliant!!! Great value, and our guide was most informative. Would thoroughly recommend. Thank you.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2013

Despite we had a loud parade the day of the walking tour on the Royal Mile, the guide was able to still share the secret of the tour and was great. So worth doing.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2013

Our guide Sue was great. Her knowledge of the area was wonderful and it helps you get your bearings of Edinburgh. Highly recommend.

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