Bonnie Prince Charlie proclaiming his father as King James VIII at Edinburgh's Mercat Cross
Edinburgh's Royal Mile © Historic Edinburgh Tours Ltd

Bonnie Prince Charlie's  Edinburgh

From £70 per adult

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January — December

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Step back in time to Edinburgh as it was in the late summer of 1745.  Robert, our award-winning Edinburgh tour guide, will take you around the Edinburgh Old Town locations, which played a role in one of the most exciting times in Edinburgh's history.

You'll walk in the footsteps of Prince Charles Edward Stewart and his Highland Army. Robert will take you to the places which played a part in the events of the Jacobite army's occupation (or is that 'liberation') of the city. You'll learn about the attempts to hold back the Jacobites, the obstacles Bonnie Prince Charlie faced, and how he finally took the city.

Throughout this specialist tour of Edinburgh, you'll learn about what Edinburgh's people thought and did during this period of civil war. You'll find out how the supporters of both sides acted within the city before, during, and after the capturing the city by the Jacobite army. 

Are you ready to walk in the footsteps of the men and women, soldiers and civilians, princes and politicians who helped shape Scotland's history? Come with us as we explore Bonnie Prince Charlie's Edinburgh.

COVID-19 information

This business has confirmed that they have implemented, and will ensure ongoing compliance with, the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Safe Travels protocols. The Safe Travels stamp is based on self-assessment and it is not a certification.

Contact details

Historic Edinburgh Tours Ltd
28/2 Bridge Road
City of Edinburgh
EH13 0LQ
Edinburgh - City Centre
Bespoke Medium Group (17-30) Private Small Group (1-16)

Tour prices


  • £70 Per Adult
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Prices are subject to change depending on season


Tour company information

Historic Edinburgh Tours Ltd

Our Edinburgh walking tours cover hundreds of years of Scotland’s incredible history. Discover the places which were important in the story of Edinburgh and walk in the footsteps of some of our most famous historic characters, including, Bonnie Prince Charlie, Mary, Queen of Scots, Robert Burns and more. Explore the historic Old Town with a five-star rated Edinburgh tour guide. Awards Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence Winners (2017 and 2018) Tripadvisor Traveller's Choice Award (2020) We currently have an average rating of five-stars on Tripadvisor.* *Correct as of 07/04/2022

Opening times

Private tours can be arranged for any times (apart from Thursday and Friday).

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