- Edinburgh Royal Mile afternoon walking tour
- Mercat Cross to Blair Street
- St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh tenements and passageways of the Royal Mile
- Professional local guide
Recent Photos of this Tour
DSC03568Photo by: Maria RUSA, 06 2012
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Writer's AlleyPhoto by: Teri SUSA, 07 2010
Pick up your guide at the Mercat Cross and let him entertain you with stories from Edinburgh's past. Since the earliest times, Edinburgh has been at the forefront of religious and legal matters in Scotland. St Giles Cathedral was founded in 854 AD and has been site of some of the most dramatic events in the nation's history. The Protestant Reformers, the brave Covenanters and the fiery Jenny Geddes who threw her chair at the Bishop - hear about them all.
Home to the earliest skyscrapers in Europe, some famous Edinburgh tenements were 14 stories high. After defeat by the English in 1513 the city fathers build the Flodden Wall around Edinburgh to protect against invasion. As the population grew, the city could not expand outwards, so it grew upwards. It is said that people, ten stories up, could reach out and shake hands with their neighbors in the opposite building!
Your tour ventures down the narrow passageways into courtyards where you learn of tragedy and triumph, marvel at the stunning architecture - and recoil at the cry "gardyloo". The Royal Mile was home to the great, the good - and the not so good - of Edinburgh. Deacon Brodie, locksmith by day and thief by night, inspired Robert Louis Stevenson's famous novel The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Deacon Brodie and many others populate this enthralling and fascinating tour of the Old Town of Edinburgh.
Reviewed by Merrilyn Auton, October 2012
This was an amazing experience, I totally enjoyed the walk and the guides knowledge of the city was fantastic
Reviewed by Barbara I, September 2012
The best yet. Would do it again. A lot of information in a short time. No trying to scare you or tricks. Presented in a interesting and entertaining tour