Guided tour

Edinburgh: Old Town History and Tales Walking Tour

Activity provider: Little Fish Tours

Edinburgh: Old Town History and Tales Walking Tour

Activity provider: Little Fish Tours

From US$ 17.37 per person

Discover the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Old Town of Edinburgh. Explore its historic streets with the help of a talented tour guide.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Explore Edinburgh's historic Old Town
  • Discover the stories that helped to shape a nation
  • Walk the stunning winding streets and experience this UNESCO World Heritage Site
Full description

Meet your guide on Edinburgh's iconic and historic Royal Mile, by the Statue of Adam Smith (one of Scotland's greatest thinkers). From there, your tour will be lead through the gorgeous winding streets that comprise Edinburgh's "Old Town."

Covering everything from history to religion and folklore, this walking tour is an original tour of Edinburgh’s medieval Old Town. Your talented and entertaining guide will walk you through the streets and alleys of "Auld Reekie", while enthralling you with with its history, folklore, and tales.

Learn about the secrets Edinburgh is hiding and experience the incredible stories it has to tell, as your guide leads you through the city's long history. 

Topics included in the tour include Edinburgh's Mercat Cross, St. Giles Cathedral, the Scottish Enlightenment, Greyfriars Bobby, the Grassmarket, Harry Potter's inspirations, and many more.

Finish your tour in the heart of Edinburgh, surrounded by several bars, restaurants, cafe's, and great transport links.

  • Professional guide
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

This tour meets at 192 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1RW. Outside the Caffe Nero, by the statue of Adam Smith. Your guide will be there holding a large green and white umbrella, so we should be easy to spot.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • This tour will run regardless of the weather, please dress appropriately
  • Please note that children aged 15 and under will not be able to join the tour unless accompanied by a responsible adult
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 405 reviews

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It was ok the guide spoke a big fast and I missed information, the tour was supposed to be 2 hours but 15minutes before the two hours the tour was finished. There is one thing that I liked is the fact that I wouldn’t had gone to those places he took us, because of course I don’t know the city, it is a shame I couldn’t visit the cathedral because the guide recommended it to be visited but I couldn’t maybe next time.

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November 26, 2022

This was one of the best walking tours I've done. It was a perfect overview of understanding Scotland and getting know the layout of Old Town. Fiona was excellent - mix of humor, friendliness, and interesting knowledge. She was charismatic and approachable with everyones questions. After the tour was over, I spent the rest of the day checking out the places she recommended. I left the tour with a greater appreciation for Scotland and its influences.

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November 22, 2022

John was a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ guide and by far the best we ever had in our 2 week vacation in Great Britain. If I have a choice I will have him in every tour we get had here! I’m so glad we had him today, I was beginning to think we are not very lucky with our guides because all the guides we had are but really great!

October 5, 2022

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