Walking tours in Edinburgh
view across Edinburgh city skyline from Salisbury Crags
gate at the gardens in Charlotte Square
John Knox House on the Royal Mile
St Giles Cathedral on the Royal Mile
Stroll through the streets of Edinburgh with a knowledgeable guide, enjoy the opportunity to ask questions and meet fellow visitors along the way.
Sandemans New Europe Edinburgh runs a free three and a half hour tour taking in many points of interest. Meet on the Royal Mile before wandering the winding streets, old closes and hills to discover the history of ‘bodysnatchers’, witch hunters and an extinct volcano.
See sites which inspired J K Rowling’s famed Harry Potter novels and get to know all about the Grassmarket and Princes Street Gardens. Lively and young guides bring the city to life as you explore with people from a whole range of different nationalities.
You can also visit the spookiest of graveyards on a Ghost Tour with Sandemans or Saints & Sinners Tours to step into Edinburgh’s ghoulish history. There are many more ghost tours on offer in the city so make sure you use our helpful guide to find out more.
Edinburgh Tour Guides offer a wide range of walking tours and they can personalise these depending upon your interests. Whether you are fascinated by the beautiful and varied architecture or the intriguing history of the city you are bound to get a unique tour in vibrant Edinburgh.
Learn about the history of this beautiful city on foot while sampling delicious gastronomic treats along the way. Eat Walk Edinburgh gives visitors the chance to enjoy mouth-watering dishes prepared by first-class restaurants alongside fine wines and whiskies on this guided tour of Edinburgh's Old and New Towns.
For a fascinating insight into the past of Edinburgh's Old Town, join Mercat Tours for atmospheric, candlit tours of the city's underground vaults, and hear chilling tales in haunted places. Listen as knowledegable and entertaining guides bring the city's colourful history vividly to life as you wander down cobbled streets and narrow closes.
For something a little different, explore the Hidden Gardens of the Royal Mile on a Greenyonder tour. Set behind historic buildings and old wynds, a world of tranquility awaits in these green spaces. You can even see a 17th century Scots town garden.
For something a little different, hire your own hand held walking guide from companies including Roam Edinburgh to choose from a selection of routes which take you to hundreds of points of interest.
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Edinburgh and the Lothians sits on the eastern side of Scotland's central belt, in the heart of the country.