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Royal Mile Guided Walking Tour in Edinburgh

  • In-depth historical tour of Edinburgh's Royal Mile
  • Guide commentary enhances the experience 
  • Small group of 10 people means personalized attention and a chance to ask questions
Royal Mile Guided Walking Tour in Edinburgh
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Evening Departure summer only
A guided walk of up to 2 hours (subject to your requirements) around the centre of Edinburgh with Stuart or Richard Usher. Start time 6pm
Morning Departure
A guided walk of up to 3 hours (subject to your requirements) around the centre of Edinburgh with Stuart or Richard Usher. Start time 10.00am
Afternoon Departure
A guided walk of up to 3 hours (subject to your requirements) around the centre of Edinburgh with Stuart or Richard Usher. Start time 2pm

Edinburgh's Royal Mile is a must-see, and there's no better way to check this landmark off your list than on a guided walking tour. As you explore, listen to in-depth commentary on famous former residents and discover hidden areas you may have missed if exploring alone. A small group limited to 10 guarantees personalized attention from your guide. Plus, traveling on foot means you'll have access to narrow streets and closes unreachable by traditional tour vehicles. 

What to Expect

Meet your guide and small group outside of Usher Hall in central Edinburgh in advance of your tour time. When booking, you can choose a morning or afternoon tour to suit your schedule.

Take off down the famous Royal Mile with your guide in the lead. Don't worry about maps or directions, as you'll have expert guidance and you can just focus on the scenery and learning about the city's history. Please note that the route and itinerary can be amended depending on the group's desires.

As you stroll, get a history lesson on Scotland's famous minds, including thinkers, writers, poets, and inventors. These include Deacon Brodie, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Alexander Graham Bell, Robert Burns, David Hume, and Sir Water Scott.

Visit some of Edinburgh's famous closes, or private alleyways, where some famous residents lived, and the St. Giles Cathedral.

End up at The Mound, from where you can explore further.

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Reviewed today
Everything they say about this tour is true!

We booked this tour based on the great reviews from Trip Adviser. It was exactly what we wanted. Richard, the son, is delightful and informative. The small group size of 10 allowed us all to be very interactive and he was great at fielding questions...More

1  Thank Christine P
Reviewed yesterday
Great introduction to Edinburgh!

Our guide was Richard Usher. He was very friendly and knowledgeable. The tour was a wonderful introduction to the city.

1  Thank DQShaw
Reviewed 3 days ago
Great Historical and Architectural Walking Tour of Edinburgh

There are literally hundreds of tours in Edinburgh, United Kingdom. Prices range from “free” to tens of pounds per person. We made use of a small group, 10 people or less, tour called ‘Edinburgh Guided Tour. This is a father-son business with long and historic...More

Thank brucegreiner
Reviewed 4 days ago
Best walking tour of Edinburgh

We had a very interesting informative tour. Stuart has lots of interesting historical factsto impart and lots of humorous tales as well. Would highly recommend don't miss out on this tour!

Thank kate C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked with guide Richard Usher. He was informative and well spoken - and he told us interesting and humorous stories. Very nice while being very professional.

Thank Cindy B
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12 July 2018|
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Response from grfeach |
Marion, I'm pretty sure this tour doesn't go inside the castle.