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clock-o2 hours (Approx.)
ticket-oMobile ticket
commentOffered in: English


Ideal for first-time visitors, this 2-hour tour of Edinburgh's Old Town lets you follow in the footsteps of important Scottish figures such as Mary Queen of Scots, Robert Burns, and Bonnie Prince Charlie. In a small group limited to 15, you’ll visit three of the Old Town’s former execution spots, admire the cobbled streets of the UNESCO-listed Old Town, and see the site of the notorious Tolbooth Prison. Throughout the tour, your guide provides photographic evidence of historical Edinburgh to enhance your experience.

  • 2-hour historical walking tour of Edinburgh Old Town
  • Idea for first-time visitors and history enthusiasts
  • Explore Edinburgh's UNESCO-listed Old Town and see the might Edinburgh Castle
  • Visit three former execution sites and stand on the site of the infamous Tolbooth Prison
  • Listen to stories about famous Scots including Robert Burns and Mary Queen of Scots
  • Small-group tour limited to 15 people

Your historical tour begins at the gate of Greyfriars Kirkyard, an atmospheric graveyard in the heart of Edinburgh’s UNESCO-listed Old Town. As you walk to your first location, your guide transports you back in time using vivid descriptions and photographs of old Edinburgh.

Delve into the capital’s gory past on a visit to three former execution spots and the site of the notorious Tolbooth Prison, the scene of Scotland’s most infamous assassination. See, too, Edinburgh Castle from its hilltop perch, and listen to stories featuring some of Scotland’s most famous figures: Mary Queen of Scots, Bonnie Prince Charlie, and Robert Burns all feature.

Following two hours of exploration, bid your guide farewell outside the gate of Greyfriars Kirkyard.


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, Oct 2017

I was the only person who showed up for this tour but Robert made the best of it and gave me a private tour. He is a school teacher and does know his history. He was able to tell a story with humor and facts. Time when so fast, I had a great time! Thank you Robert!!!

, Aug 2017

Wonderful tour!! Learnt a lot about what life was in the old town, the mindset of people and how things came to be.
Robert had props and everything pictures of how things would have looked and some other bit funnier props.
Had some laughs witch is always nice and I left the tour with some recommendations for other thing to do witch turned out really well!!

, Dec 2016

Great tour of the old town. Robert was extremely knowledgeable and told intriguing stories of what life was like and how places in the old town came to be. His passion for the topic helps engross you into the tour. Highly recommended.

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