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
Likely to sell out
Likely to sell out

From US$ 17.17 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
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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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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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 210 reviews

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Absolute must when visiting Edinburgh. This was the first thing we did when arriving in the city and not only did we learn so much of the fascinating history of the city, but we also got loads and loads of recommendations from the guide, John (who was excellent by the way), which really set us up for the rest of the trip. 100% recommend!

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June 10, 2022

We had a very informative walk through the old town of Edinburgh with John. He knew his stuff and went at a good pace for our group. He was very friendly and we were at ease with him and felt able to ask questions as we went. We would highly recommend this tour.

April 28, 2022

This was a fantastic tour, Greg was kind enough to make it a personal tour when I was the only person able to attend. Greg was so personable and made the whole tour interactive and asp interesting. He tailored the tour to my interests and crammed a huge amount in during the two hours. I’ve been on several tours across Europe and this was up there as one of the best. I learned so much in a fun and friendly way. I recommend that everyone visiting Edinburgh should do this tour with Greg.

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March 1, 2022

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