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Edinburgh Royal Mile Walking Tour

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    Stop At: Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 2PB Scotland

    Walk through the Closes and Wynds of Edinburgh's Old Town. From the top of the Royal Mile you will pass through the Lawnmarket, High Street, Canongate and Abbey Strand plus many other sites of interest.

    Duration: 3 hours

    Pass By: 21 Grassmarket Old Town, Edinburgh EH1 2HS Scotland

    Hear about life in the Grassmarket, it's uses and the characters who once lived in the busy market street.

    Pass By: Greyfriars Kirkyard, Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh EH1 2QQ Scotland

    See the old city wall, hear the history of the church, Bobby the little dog and there is even a Harry Potter connection

    Pass By: St Giles' Cathedral, High Street Historic Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1RE Scotland

    Hear the history and stories of one of Edinburgh's most famous buildings.

    Pass By: Bakehouse Close, Edinburgh Scotland

    Visit one of the many historic streets in Edinburgh, hear about it's history

    Pass By: Edinburgh Castle, Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NG Scotland

    Hear the stories of the Fortress on the Hill. Mary Queen of Scots, Robert the Bruce and more.

    Pass By: John Knox House Museum, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1SR Scotland

    Hear about Knox the religious reformer and Mary Queen of Scots.

    Pass By: Canongate Kirk, 153 Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8BN Scotland

    The church burial ground is the last resting place of Adam Smith, Robert Ferguson and tradition has it Mary Queen of Scots secretary David Rizzio.

    Pass By: Palace of Holyroodhouse, Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8DX Scotland

    The Queens Official Residence in Scotland with links to Mary Queen of Scots and Bonnie Prince Charlie. Hear the history of the interest building.

    Pass By: Gladstone's Land, 477B Lawnmarket Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 2NT Scotland

    One of Edinburgh’s oldest buildings on the Royal Mile it has 1620's hand-painted Renaissance interiors.

    Pass By: Writers' Museum, Lady Stairs House Lady Stair's Close Lawnmarket Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 2PA Scotland

    The Writers’ Museum, Lady Stair’s House presents the lives of three Scottish writers: Robert Burns, Walter Scott and Robert Louis Stevenson.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Gladstone's Land, 477B Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2NT, UK
    Departure Time
    9:30 AM
    Return Details
    Palace of Holyroodhouse, Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8DX, UK
    • This is a walking tour only. All attractions are viewed from the outside only.
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    We had a great time with Sam on our walking tour this weekend. Sam was very knowledgeable and entertaining. Lots of anecdotes and little facts that we would never have known. Highly recommend, would definitely book another tour. Thanks Sam
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    We did the tour this morning with Sam. It was a great time. She was both knowledgeable and personable and had interesting observations and anecdotes throughout. We enjoyed both the walk and the talk.
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    Response from TourGuideSam, Tour Guide at Edinburgh Royal Mile Walking Tour
    Responded 1 week ago
    It was great to meet you both and I hope you enjoy the rest of your visit. Thank you for taking the time to review my tour it is much appreciated.
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    This tour was very good and we received a lot of information. We went in under the impression that we would stay on the royal mile its self and it would help us to get the lay of the land, so to speak. That is not the case! Be ready for 3 hours of up and down hills and
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    Response from TourGuideSam, Tour Guide at Edinburgh Royal Mile Walking Tour
    Responded 20 Aug 2019
    Thanks for reviewing the Royal Mile Walking Tour. In the three hours we cover a lot and if we stuck to the Royal Mile you would miss so much, Grassmarket, Greyfriars, Riddles Court, Dunbar Close Garden.... Fortunately we only encounter one staircase on the tour and we go down that. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your visit to Edinburgh and that you come back again one day.
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    Our guide David from Australia was very knowledgeable & interesting. We learned a lot of the history of Edinburgh & enjoyed the walk. It is a very hilly city so be prepared to walk up & down hills & stairs. We loved it!
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    Excellent and well-prepared tour guide. Makes it fun for 2 hours. If you are looking for an experienced, articulate, and entertaining tour guide, Fiona is recommended
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