History Lovers Old Town Walking Tour

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  • 2 hr

MAXIMUM GROUP SIZE - 15 PEOPLE. Learn all about Edinburgh's most historic quarter in a personal small group setting with an expert local guide. Most group tours of the Old town have up to 30 people, but not ours! On this intimate 2 hour Walking Tour, you’ll find out how Edinburgh has evolved and developed over the past 2000 years. What were the major events that shaped it's development and who were the famous/infamous characters behind these events? We answer these questions and many more! You'll see all of Edinburgh's most important landmarks, and some lesser known Old Town locations as well. This tour is perfect for the discerning traveller who wants the real history of the Old town.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Local Eyes Tours

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Royal Mile

Traverse Edinburgh’s historic thoroughfare, see buildings dating back to the 1400s and hear some of the major events which shaped its history. We end the tour here.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Greyfriars Kirkyard

Explore Edinburgh’s world famous graveyard, hear how this site inspired renowned authors from Mary Shelley to J.K. Rowling contributed to medical science and the story of a certain very loyal dog.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Grassmarket

Edinburgh’s traditional farmers’ market, home to some of the oldest pubs in the city (with connections to hangings and body snatchers) and the best view of the Castle in Edinburgh.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: St Giles' Cathedral

We walk around the cathedral, exploring it's architecture and history

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Edinburgh Old Town

We walk through the Old town, examining the history of the city's most interesting quarter

Duration: 2 hour

Stop At: Princes Street and Gardens

We start the tour here and explore the bowels of the Old Town, learning gruesome medieval history of Edinburgh.

Duration: 20 minutes
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