Old Town History & Tales Walking Tour

Created with Sketch. Adam Smith Statue, High Street, Edinburgh, UK
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Culture Vultures, Family Friendly, First Timers

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This Old Town History and Tales tour is the perfect way to start your trip offering you the complete Edinburgh experience!

Start your tour at the Cafe Nero on the Royal Mile, 192 High Street, beside the Adam Smith statue. You will easily spot your guide holding a big, green, and white umbrella.

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

Each of the passionate guides brings their own unique style and interests to their tours. They will bring you their story of Edinburgh, the place they call home. This means each tour will cover slightly different topics. The tour will include places locals love and well-known sights such as the St. Giles Cathedral,  the Mercat Cross, Greyfriars Bobby, the Grassmarket, Harry Potter’s inspiration, Edinburgh Castle (from the outside), and much more.

Join this entertaining tour and explore areas that are not usually accessed by car. Your tour ends at the starting point, in the heart of Old Town surrounded by cafes and restaurants.

As the Old Town of Edinburgh can be quite hilly, be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes.


Please note: Children, aged 15 and under, will not be allowed to join the tour unless accompanied by a responsible adult.

Please note: Kindly arrive 15 minutes before the start of your tour.

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  • A perfect introduction tour for first-time visitors
  • Visit UNESCO-listed sites in 'Old Town'
  • Explore Edinburgh with a professional guide
  • Visit areas that can't be accessed by car
  • See well-known sights such as The Mercat Cross, St Giles Cathedral, Greyfriars Bobby, The Grassmarket and Edinburgh Castle (from the outside)
  • Learn more about Sir Walter Scott and the resurgence of Scottish national pride


  • 2 hours Edinburgh walking tour with a professional guide

Meeting Point

Created with Sketch. Adam Smith Statue, High Street, Edinburgh, UK


Where does the tour meet?
The tour begins at the Adam Smith statue which can be found outside Cafe Nero on the Royal Mile.
Will there be much walking up hills?
Edinburgh is a hilly city, our guides do try their best to follow a route with as little incline as possible but this is sometimes unavoidable. We kindly advise wearing comfortable walking shoes.
Will the tour still run if the weather is poor?
Tours will still run in poor weather, we recommend you check ahead and come dressed appropriately.


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