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Secrets of the Royal Mile Walking Tour with Edinburgh Castle Admission

by Mercat Tours
per adult Price is £30
Duration: {0} Duration: 2h 15m Free cancellation Free cancellation No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English

Highlights

Off-the-beaten-path route into the Old Town

Hidden sights, iconic monuments & cobbled streets

Edinburgh’s traditions, secrets & crimes revealed

Endless stories of this city’s turbulent past

Panoramic views atop the Edinburgh Castle esplanade

Highlights

Off-the-beaten-path route into the Old Town

Hidden sights, iconic monuments & cobbled streets

Edinburgh’s traditions, secrets & crimes revealed

Endless stories of this city’s turbulent past

Panoramic views atop the Edinburgh Castle esplanade

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10:00 AM, Tour in English

Duration 2h 15m

Live Commentary in English.

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Total price is £30, taxes included

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1:00 PM, Tour in English

Duration 2h 15m

Live Commentary in English.

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Secrets of the Royal Mile Walking Tour with Edinburgh Castle Admission

Activity Location

Edinburgh

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Mercat Cross

    The Royal Mile The Royal Mile

    Edinburgh EH1 1RF


Description

The famous Royal Mile, the city’s main thoroughfare and an iconic street in Edinburgh’s Old Town, is dotted with small boutique shops, Gothic monuments and the emblematic Mercat Cross. This street has plenty of hidden gems and mysterious courtyards that are just waiting to be explored.

Your tour starts at the Mercat Cross, which marks the centre of the town, where locals once gathered to trade, hear civil announcements, or watch public punishments. Wander along the bustling Royal Mile and discover how it received its name. Marvel at the sight of Scotland's original Parliament Hall and other iconic buildings – all while learning about the important role this succession of streets played in the development of the Scottish nation.

Follow your guide through the narrow alleys and courtyards of Old Edinburgh. Get an insight into the city’s tragedies and triumphs, and discover the inspiration behind Robert L. Stevenson’s novel “The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde” as you soak up the city’s history.

Opt to explore the city's history further, with a guided visit to the iconic Edinburgh Castle. Venture up to the Castle Rock and enjoy panoramic views of the city below. Meander through its expansive grounds, as you hear intriguing stories of its battles, royal residents and prisoners of war.


Inclusions

  • Guided walking tour of the Royal Mile


Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 5 and younger are not allowed.

  • You must be able to walk on unpaved or uneven terrain.

  • If you have limited mobility, you should not take part.

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.


Secrets of the Royal Mile Walking Tour with Edinburgh Castle Admission ratings based on 44 verified reviews

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4.8 out of 5

5/5 17 Sep 2019

Mercat does a great job with their tours. The guides are are great and know the history inside out. If you only do one tour in Edinburgh, do this tour as it provides an excellent history lesson.

5/5 18 Aug 2019

the lady who took the tour was very knowledgeable and made the tour. Her knowledge and obvious enthusiasm was good to hear

Dennis C

United Kingdom

4/5 13 Aug 2019

Good walking tour of Old Town Edinburgh. I opted for the ticket to Edinburgh Castle. I wished that the guide had taken us through more of the Castle. She was very knowledgeable.

Donna-Marie

United States