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Highs and Hidden Lows

From £15 per adult

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January — December

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The tour shows the hilly nature of Edinburgh and how this has shaped the city. We visit some of the highest places and also some "Hidden" lower levels by passing under bridges and below the main streets of the town. Come with a sense of adventure!

Tours start at 9.30am and 12.30pm most days. Please check website for availability.

We start at a high point up at the Castle and then walk down to the "hidden" lower levels of the city passing under main streets, winding through narrow passages and popping out unexpectedly from time to time to see some of the most spectacular sights that Edinburgh has while learning all about the history which took place in these streets.

At the end of the tour we will take in the higher levels of the city and climb the short distance to the top of Calton Hill to see the incredible views that Edinburgh has to offer.

The tour ends here, leaving you to continue to enjoy the views at your own pace. The hill is a five minute walk away from the East end of the city centre.

Contact details

Edinburgh Welcome Tours
Castle Esplanade
Small Group (1-16)
City History Walking

Tour prices


  • £15 Per Adult
  • £15 Concession
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Prices are subject to change depending on season


Tour company information

Edinburgh Welcome Tours

Welcome to Edinburgh! My name is Helen Alexander and I set up my company “Edinburgh Welcome Tours” because I've been invited to homes all around the world and so I want to welcome visitors from everywhere to my own home town. I love my city of Edinburgh and I like to show it from a local viewpoint. My favourite places are unusual ones that are off the beaten track. Amazingly they are often missed by many visitors here. My aim is to show you these parts of Edinburgh as well as showing you the incredible history, culture and sights we have to offer here.

Opening times

Tours at 9.30am and 12.30pm most days.

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