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  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Overview
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Gladstone's Land
    477B Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2NT, UK
    Please meet your guide outside Gladstone's Land, Lawnmarket, Edinburgh
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    Royal Mile
    Stop: 3 hours
    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.
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    Pass by
    Gladstone's Land
    Writers' Museum
    Grassmarket
    St Giles' Cathedral
    Greyfriars Kirkyard
    Bakehouse Close
    Canongate Kirk
    John Knox House Museum
    Palace of Holyroodhouse
  • You'll end at
    Palace of Holyroodhouse
    Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8DX, UK
    See address & details
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Departure Point
Gladstone's Land, 477B Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2NT, UK
Duration
3h
Return Details
Palace of Holyroodhouse, Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8DX, UK
Inclusions
  • This is a walking tour only. All attractions are viewed from the outside only.
Exclusions
  • 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 travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Susan H wrote a review Aug 2020
Tetbury, United Kingdom9 contributions8 helpful votes
This is a long tour, but Sam, your guide, is genuinely is so engaging that you completely forget the time as she takes you through Edinburgh's history. We learnt so much and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of the walk. They only do small groups so very intimate and loads of
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from TourGuideSam, Tour Guide at Edinburgh Royal Mile Walking Tour
Responded 27 Aug 2020
Thank you so much for taking the time to review the tour. I am glad you enjoyed it. I had a great time with you both.
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Kate F wrote a review Nov 2019
Takeley1 contribution1 helpful vote
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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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from TourGuideSam, Tour Guide at Edinburgh Royal Mile Walking Tour
Responded 19 Nov 2019
Thank you for reviewing the tour I'm glad you enjoyed it as much as I did, it was a fun way to spend a chilly November morning. I hope to see you all again one day.
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Joe H wrote a review Nov 2019
Ottawa, Canada3 contributions
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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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from TourGuideSam, Tour Guide at Edinburgh Royal Mile Walking Tour
Responded 12 Nov 2019
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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Kelly K wrote a review Jul 2019
5 contributions6 helpful votes
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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Date of experience: July 2019
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Response from TourGuideSam, Tour Guide at Edinburgh Royal Mile Walking Tour
Responded 21 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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Carol M wrote a review Jul 2019
LaSalle, Canada50 contributions13 helpful votes
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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Date of experience: May 2019
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Great walking tour
Great walking tour really enjoyed learning more about Edinburgh. Sams extremely knowledgable and made the walk very
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New Edinburgh (Tour guide Alasdair)
I came to Edinburgh last Summer 2019 ( not Aug. 2020 but 2019 - the scroll bar below would not let me go further
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LisaO1557
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Brilliant Private Walking Tour
Sam took us for a private walking tour - it was brilliant - informative, historic, fun and so interesting. You can
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Educational, fascinating and entertaining
Had the pleasure of Sam giving a group of friends and myself a tour around the city at the weekend. Utterly exceede
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Best Tour Ever
I can't wait to come back again with these Guides. Learned so much while having a ton of fun. Thanks
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Amazing private Outlander Tour
This was an amazing private tour. This ended up only being my husband and I for the tour. The guide could have canc
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Michael V
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Great tours with Sam
My wife and I did the Outlander walking tour in Edinburgh and the highlights tour the next day. Both with Sam. She
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Bess W
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fantastic
Sam was great. She showed us sights we never would have found. One member of our group had a mobility issue and Sam
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kathesw
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Fantastic day!
We toured with Sam on Sunday August 18. It was a long day tour for weary travelers but Sam made the time fly by. Sh
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Jennifer J
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Fantastic Guide
We three spent the day with Steve, our guide, who was fantastic, very knowledgeable, full of amusing anecdotes, and
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lhirsch2018
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great walk in Edinburgh
Sam, our guide, took us on a great walk through the Old City of Edinburgh. it is obvious that she both knows and l
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Bibbi K
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Outlander tour
Its nice to go in Edinburgh old town and hear the story of Outlander locations at the sametime. The guide where a g
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We did both the Culloden Tour and the Outlander Share-a-Tour, and both tour guides were knowledgeable about their t
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tdhnts
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Exceptional!
We loved the private tour Martin provided us from the Castle to the Palace. We couldn't have asked for a better tim
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grandkid
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Great day 👍👍
Really enjoyed the tour. It was just the right number of sites to visit in one day. The guide was very informative
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