August 2018: An excellent and informative tour. Thanks to Alistair. Th group was kept moderately small too (only about 15 people).
This Edinburgh historical tour begins at a designated meeting point in Edinburgh’s Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Following a route filled with medieval cobbled streets and alleys, learn about dramatic historical events and tick off Royal Mile monuments such as St. Giles Cathedral, the Mercat Cross, and Canongate Kirk.
Continue to Castle Hill to enjoy panoramic vistas of Edinburgh before gliding past long lines outside of Edinburgh Castle with your skip-the-line admission ticket. Inside, embark on a guided tour that covers the Royal Palace, Stone of Destiny, and the Honours of Scotland.
Bid farewell to your guide at the castle.
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We took the Mercat tour of the Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle. It was a great way to get acclimated to Old Town on our first day in Edinburgh. We learned a lot about the architecture and the closes, and got a real sense of...More
Our guide Nicky made this rainy afternoon very interesting. It was full of historic interesting places and stories, told in a amusing way.
Hello Dan, That is high praise indeed, our storyteller made you forget the rainy weather! All the best Shirley
Had a lively walking tour of Edinburgh with Emma who brought the history of the city to life. She paced the tour well and explained many details of the buildings we visited and the different sections of the city. The tour of the castle was...More
Simon our guide was great Lots of anecdotes and he avoided the festival pack. By chance we went to the portrait gallery first which was not only exceptional but the portraits were in historical order with a brief history