Edinburgh Walking Tours

By Admin | Last Updated November 02, 2019

The Scottish capital is a fantastic city. Edinburgh has a rich history, royal legacies, medieval flavor, parks, gardens, cobbled streets, narrow alleyways with a lot of mysteries and sights to discover. The best local guides can help you see the famous Edinburgh Castle and understand its history and significance. Walk down the Royal Mile and explore the neighborhood. Learn about the bloodiest battles.

With so much in Edinburgh, it is no surprise that the city was the inspiration of J.K Rowling when she wrote the Harry Potter books.

Explore the Old Town and New Town, both UNESCO World Heritage sites. There are history walks in the city, ghost and underground tours, walking trips for whiskey tastings, and Edinburgh’s dark history tour that covers witches, murderers, and body snatchers. Do the Harry Potter walk to visit the locations, which inspired Rowling.

Here are some of the top Edinburgh walking tours.

Skip-the-Line Edinburgh Castle Walking Tour

Edinburgh Castle is the city’s top attraction. In this skip the line 2-hour walking tour, you will see it with an English Speaking Guide. Explore the castle, see all its sights, and unearth the secrets. Also visit the gardens, National War Museum and the graveyard for dogs.

Duration – 2 hours

Edinburgh Castle Walking Tour Complete With Skip-The-Line Entry

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Underground Walking Tour

Visit the underground vaults of Edinburgh, beneath the Old Town. Travel to the 18th century and discover facts, which even locals have missed out. Face the past and learn of the truths, myths, stories of murders, execution and witchcraft. Visit the places where the grisliest crimes were committed in the 18th century. Explore the dark passages of the city.

Duration – 75 minutes

Underground Walking Tour in Edinburgh

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Royal Mile Guided Walking Tour

The Royal Mile between the Castle gates and the Palace Gates is in Edinburgh Old Town. Explore the many winding pathways, Castle hill, lawn market, the Canongate and the Abbey Stand. It is one of the busiest streets flocked by tourists. See the famous landmarks, gain insights of the famous inventors and writers like Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Alexander Graham Bell, and Sir Walter Scott. There is running commentary of your local guide. 

Duration – 3 hours

Royal Mile Guided Walking Tour in Edinburgh

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Skip-the-Line Edinburgh Castle Edinburgh Castle with a guide. Skip the line. See the castle, gardens, National War Museum and the graveyard for dogs.
Underground Walking Tour Old Town. Edinburgh of the 18th century. Stories of murders, execution and witchcraft.
Royal Mile Castle hill, lawn market, Canongate, and the Abbey Stand. See famous landmarks.
Victorian Edinburgh Victorian Edinburgh of New Town.
Old & New Town Food Tour Most famous restaurants, cafes, bars.
Whiskey Tasting Tour Megget’s Cellar. Try the best scotch whiskeys.
Ghosts & Ghouls Evening tour to the underground vaults. Chambers, blood-stained monuments, stories.
Harry Potter Walking Tour The birth place of Harry Potter. Gothic scenes, Hogwartian old town, sphinxes and dragons.
Photo Tour Walk with a professional photographer. Take photos of iconic landmarks and people. Get creative tips.

Victorian Edinburgh

Get a taste of the Victorian era, with the walking tour of New Town. Learn the history of the rise of a new era and the death of Queen Victoria in 1901.

Old & New Town Food Tour

Visit 5 locations in this food tour. Go to the most talked-about restaurants, cafes, bars and food galleries. Your walking tour also takes you to the Elephant House Café. J.K. Rowling wrote many of her early novels sitting here. See the sign ‘Birthplace of Harry Potter’ written outside the café. Many other authors also frequent this café.

Whiskey Tasting Tour

Scotland is famous for its Scotch whisky. In this 2 hour tour, you will visit the Old Town, Megget’s Cellar, where you can taste the best scotch in a candlelit ambiance. You can try Highland, Speyside, Islay whiskies. Learn everything about how the best scotch is made. This is a small group tour.

Duration – 2 hours

2-hour Whisky Tasting Tour of Edinburgh

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Ghosts & Ghouls Evening Walking Tour

See Edinburgh’s mysterious and darker side. Listen to the tales of punishment, which gave rise to the stories of ghosts. You will visit the underground vaults in the evening, which are tucked away in the Old Town. The vaults are many chambers, which were built originally for storage. But many medical experiments were carried out here. Illicit goods used to be traded here too.

See the famous sights. Walk with your guide to see the blood-stained monuments. Listen to the true stories, many of which are gruesome. See Mercat Cross. Punishments were given here.

Duration – 2 hours

Early Evening Underground Ghost Tour in Edinburgh

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Harry Potter Walking Tour

See the sights that inspired Rowling to write her Harry Potter books. Learn the genesis of Potter, to find out how it became so important in British culture and shaped a generation. See the city’s gothic scenes, the Hogwartian old town, meet sphinxes and dragons, and find out how her unhappy marriage lead to the creation of Pottermania. On weekdays, you can even visit the Old Parliament hall.

Duration – 3 hours

Harry Potter Walking Tour

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Edinburgh Photo Tour

Walk the city with a professional photographer. Capture the best images of different subjects, both iconic landmarks, and people. See hidden secrets of the city and frame them with your camera. The photographer will help you develop creative vision, providing you practical tips.

Duration – 6 hours

Small-Group Photography Walking Tour of Edinburgh

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