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Edinburgh Old Town Tours and Tickets

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The historic heart of Edinburgh, UNESCO-listed Old Town, is home to the city’s most visited sights. Its central artery is the Royal Mile, which connects Edinburgh Castle to the Palace of Holyroodhouse, and is lined with top attractions including St. Giles Cathedral, Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, and the Scottish Parliament Building.

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Underground Walking Tour in Edinburgh

Underground Walking Tour in Edinburgh

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Step off the tourist trail and explore the Scottish capital’s hidden secrets on this underground walking tour in Edinburgh. Follow a guide from the South Bridge in Edinburgh Old Town down below street level, where a series of ancient vaults lie. As you explore the dark passageways, learn why the vaults were built, hear of the poor souls who sought refuge in the depths and discover a hidden witchcraft temple. Gain insight into city life during the 18th century, and learn of the deadly diseases which threatened Edinburgh’s inhabitants.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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Edinburgh Darkside Walking Tour: Mysteries, Murder and Legends

Edinburgh Darkside Walking Tour: Mysteries, Murder and Legends

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Journey through Edinburgh’s grisliest tales on a haunted walking tour. Experience the ghastly histories of monsters, madness, and murder that cast a dark shadow on the capital city. Discover the stories and sites of witch trials, pagan rituals, and executions, and hear about local monsters that live in urban myth. Then visit the chilling Old Calton Burial Ground or Canongate Kirkyard cemetery to learn about body-snatching and some of the infamous interred.
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  • 2 hours
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Small Group Royal Mile Walking Tour with Optional Entry to Edinburgh Castle

Small Group Royal Mile Walking Tour with Optional Entry to Edinburgh Castle

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See the best of medieval yet modern Edinburgh on this walking tour with optional skip-the-line access to Edinburgh Castle. As you walk, listen as your guide shares the history of this formidable city with ancient Roman roots and UNESCO-listed pockets. Explore atmospheric cobbled walkways along the Royal Mile, breeze into Edinburgh Castle to witness royal opulence (if option selected), and pass iconic locations like St. Giles Cathedral, Parliament Square, and John Knox House.
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  • 2 hours 15 minutes
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Walking Tour of Edinburgh's Old Town - History and Tales

Walking Tour of Edinburgh's Old Town - History and Tales

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This walking tour of Edinburgh is a great choice for first-time visitors who want to get their bearings of the city and learn more about its history. By exploring the city with a guide, you’ll be able to stop looking at a map and focus on enjoying the sites around you. Your guide will teach you about secret places locals love, as well as the Old Town’s most famous sites. Highlights include St. Giles’ Cathedral, the Mercat Cross, Edinburgh Castle, and much more. 
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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The World Famous Underground Ghost Tour
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The World Famous Underground Ghost Tour

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Edinburgh is known for its dark past, and this evening walking tour is the original one to showcase the city's historically sinister and spooky side. Discover the hidden ‘wynds’ (alleys) and closes of the Old Town as you learn their mysteries and horrors; visit the ghost-ridden Greyfriars Kirkyard; and explore the city’s underground vaults to uncover their spirits and secrets. Your tour is led by a creepily costumed guide.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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JK Rowling' s Harry Potter Walking Tour in Edinburgh

JK Rowling' s Harry Potter Walking Tour in Edinburgh

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This 'Harry Potter' walking tour gets fans closer to spots in Edinburgh that inspired J.K Rowling’s famous books. Walk past key sites that inspired places such as Diagon Alley, and even see the cafes and hotels where the writer wrote her book series. Your guide knows the quickest ways to get around the city on foot to fit more into your time, as well as fun facts about Harry Potter.
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  • 2 hours
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Edinburgh - Dark History

Edinburgh - Dark History

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Ah, Edinburgh! They don't call it "The Jekyll & Hyde City" for nothing. During the day, a respectable figure, with its astonishing architecture and wondrous history. But when the sun sets, it tells an entirely different story... Hear all about the darker history of Edinburgh: murderers, thieves, cannibals, hangings and decapitations, witches, the Plague and streams of human waste. Learn about the most notorious citizens of Edinburgh and how ghost stories are born. This is not a ghost tour: we don't need costumes or people jumping from behind the corners, Edinburgh's Dark History itself is enough to make your skin crawl. And oh, how we love to share it with our visitors...
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  • 2 hours
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Small Group Edinburgh Underground Vaults Historical Walk

Small Group Edinburgh Underground Vaults Historical Walk

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Discover the Edinburgh Vaults—aka South Bridge Vaults—18th-century underground chambers that lie far below the city. On this underground walking tour with an entertaining and informative guide, hear tales of this dark and almost-forgotten place built below one of Edinburgh’s busiest thoroughfares. See evidence of excavated storage spaces, human habitation, taverns with wine vaults and more!
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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Ghost Bus Tour of Edinburgh

Ghost Bus Tour of Edinburgh

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Delve into Edinburgh’s horrific history on this evening ghost bus tour. With your spooky local guide, visit the city’s most terrifying locations, haunted by infamy and restless spirits! From your seat in a double-decker vintage bus, gaze at eerie sites such as Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh Castle, Grassmarket, and the Royal Mile. Throughout the trip, hear anecdotes and facts about Edinburgh’s chilling past, replete with bloody executions, unspeakable tortures, and murder.
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  • 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes
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Small Group Ghost Tour incl. Underground Vaults & free drink in Megget's Cellar
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Small Group Ghost Tour incl. Underground Vaults & free drink in Megget's Cellar

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Edinburgh is notoriously one of the most haunted places in the UK, making it a prime destination for ghost-hunters. Dare to discover the city’s dark side on this evening tour and visit the eerie Blair Street Underground Vaults, follow in the footsteps of the infamous Edinburgh Mob, then settle your nerves with a dram of Scotch whisky in Megget's Cellar.
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  • 2 hours
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Small Group Edinburgh Night Walking tour including Underground Vaults

Small Group Edinburgh Night Walking tour including Underground Vaults

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Explore a sinister side of Edinburgh on this late-night ghost walking tour that includes the Blair Street Vaults under South Bridge. Stroll mysterious alleyways as you listen to your guide’s grim and ghastly tales of treason and torture. Then venture underground for a candlelight tour of the 18th-century chambers and hear haunting stories of supernatural forces lingering in the city's darkest corners.
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  • 1 hour
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Small Group Ghostly Underground Vaults Tour in Edinburgh

Small Group Ghostly Underground Vaults Tour in Edinburgh

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Ideal for those fascinated by the supernatural, this tour of Edinburgh’s underground vaults is sure to make your spine tingle. With a ghoulish guide, descend into the darkened depths of the Blair Street Vaults and hear vivid retellings of torture, murder, and body snatching. Abandon thoughts of manufactured frights and prepare to experience the sinister side of Edinburgh on this small-group tour.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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Edinburgh - Old Town Stories

Edinburgh - Old Town Stories

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The perfect introduction to the city. Your guide will lead you through Old Town Edinburgh, where you'll be introduced not only to the most famous landmarks, but also to some of the hidden gems that make our beloved city so special. You'll learn about the origins of Scotland and Edinburgh, hear the stories of our illustrious citizens and (in)famous residents, wander among graves and through cobbled streets, always in the company of a knowledgeable and personable guide. Not to be missed!
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  • 2 hours
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Small Group Edinburgh Whisky Tour and Tasting

Small Group Edinburgh Whisky Tour and Tasting

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Scotch whisky is one of Scotland’s most famous exports and this 2-hour tour reveals all the secrets of Edinburgh’s favorite tipple. Stroll through Edinburgh’s UNESCO-listed Old Town, visit Megget’s Cellar for a candlelit tasting, and sample a variety of Speyside, Highland, and Islay whiskies.
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  • 2 hours
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5-Day Isle of Skye, Oban, St Andrews and North West Highlands Tour

5-Day Isle of Skye, Oban, St Andrews and North West Highlands Tour

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Instead of rushing to fit all your sightseeing into a day; take your time, relax, and explore the beauty of Scotland over five days. This comprehensive adventure saves hours of research time as a full itinerary is planned out for you. Visit ancient castles, mountains, glens, historical sites, a whisky distillery, geological wonders, and beautiful lochs. Highlights include Loch Lomond, the Culloden Battlefield, Urquhart Castle, and St. Andrews Cathedral.
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  • 5 days
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Private Walk: Edinburgh Old Town and New Town

Private Walk: Edinburgh Old Town and New Town

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Discover Edinburgh at your own pace on this private walking tour of the Old Town and New Town. In the company of just your party and a guide who has lived in Edinburgh all their life, you'll enjoy an intimate experience of the Scottish capital while seeing some of its most important landmarks and learning all about its rich culture and history.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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Small Group Edinburgh Underground Vaults and Graveyard Ghost Tour

Small Group Edinburgh Underground Vaults and Graveyard Ghost Tour

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Edinburgh’s dark and desultory past means its streets are haunted by restless souls and wandering specters. This ghost tour—perfect for those fascinated by the supernatural—takes you to two of Edinburgh’s most haunted locations. Under the cloak of darkness, descend to the Blair Street vaults to explore a shadow-shrouded underground world. Visit Canongate Kirkyard, the final resting place of famous characters, and listen to gruesome tales of torture, cannibalism, and murder.
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
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Edinburgh Food & Drink tour
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Edinburgh Food & Drink tour

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There are so many fantastic places to eat and drink in Edinburgh that planning where to go can be a headache. Leave the decisions to the experts on this food and drink tour. In a small group, you'll delve deep into Scotland's culinary heritage and history and make five food stops in the Old and New Towns, three of which include a drink tasting.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Edinburgh Castle to Arthur's Seat Tour: Private & Custom

Edinburgh Castle to Arthur's Seat Tour: Private & Custom

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Kickstart your stay in Scotland’s capital city on a private and personalized tour that provides a great introduction to Edinburgh for first-time visitors. Rather than following a set schedule, you’ll collaborate with your guide to create an itinerary that’s suited to your interests. Plus, you can choose to explore on foot or by vehicle.
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  • 3 hours
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Edinburgh City Walking Tour, Discover Old Town, Royal Mile with a Local Expert!

Edinburgh City Walking Tour, Discover Old Town, Royal Mile with a Local Expert!

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Old Town Royal Mile is a MUST DO tour as this was the original Edinburgh during the ancient times and it is part of UNESCO World Heritage Site. Come and discover Real Edinburgh with a local expert & Tour Guide. This is the Best Tour in Edinburgh. We will discover unknown, hidden spots and well-known historic places , including some HARRY POTTER sites, most Haunted Graveyard, it's dark & spooky past & present and many more. Join me on this exciting, fun, mysterious and Historical walk through one of the oldest cities in the world, High Street and Beyond. I guarantee I will give you the Best History Tour in Edinburgh ! We will explore in detail the entire Old Town-Royal Mile. You will learn how old Edinburgh was, how people lived, what was real life during the medieval times and many many more things, facts & histories about Auld Reekie (Old Smokey the ancient name of Edinburgh). We will pass under & over different levels of streets connected with narrow alley ways & be in the Magic !
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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Edinburgh Food & Drink Private Tour
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Edinburgh Food & Drink Private Tour

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Get a taste of Edinburgh on this guided tasting tour. Try locally sourced dishes and drinks beyond the Royal Mile. Along the way, learn about the history of the area. Plus get recommendations on places such as bars, restaurants, museums, and galleries to go following the tour. Listen with an audio headset so you can walk at your own pace.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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The Royal Military Tattoo Edinburgh City Tour Rosslyn Chapel and Dinner

The Royal Military Tattoo Edinburgh City Tour Rosslyn Chapel and Dinner

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Edinburgh is at its busiest during the Royal Military Tattoo but you can get away from the crowds on this private guided tour. Traveling in minibus in the company of just your party and a guide, explore the city streets from the medieval Old Town to the Georgian New Town before heading out of town to Rosslyn Chapel. Enjoy a 4-course dinner back in the city before taking your reserved seats for the spectacle that is the Military Tattoo, an unforgettable evening of music, ceremony, and dance.
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  • 12 hours
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Terror Walking Tour in Edinburgh

Terror Walking Tour in Edinburgh

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Experience spine-tingling thrills and supernatural chills on this 1.5-hour adults-only terror walking tour in Edinburgh. Take a journey along the cobbled streets of Edinburgh’s historic Old Town with a guide and delve deep into the city’s dark past. When darkness has descended on the city, explore hidden underground vaults once used to hold criminals of deepest guilt — and others — and take in top city landmarks including St Giles’ Cathedral by night. Hear of the notorious Tolbooth Prison and the troubled souls it held, and enter the terrifying torture museum.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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Small Group Edinburgh Royal History Walking Tour
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Small Group Edinburgh Royal History Walking Tour

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Follow in the footsteps of Scottish icons like Mary, Queen of Scots and Bonnie Prince Charlie as you unravel the truths and myths of Edinburgh’s royal history. Set out on a 90-minute walking tour of the UNESCO-listed Old Town, spot the royal sites along Canongate and admire the grand Palace of Holyroodhouse, The Queen’s official residence in Scotland. After a comprehensive introduction to Edinburgh’s royal roots, enjoy skip-the-line access (optional) to the Palace of Holyrood and explore the magnificent royal residence independently.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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