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History and Tales - Edinburgh's Old Town

This walking tour of Edinburgh is a great choice for first-time visitors who want to get their bearings of the city and learn more about its history.

This walking tour is the perfect way to start your trip & an excellent basis for our other tours, offering you the complete Edinburgh experience!

Covering everything from history to religion & folklore, this walking tour is our original tour of Edinburgh’s medieval Old Town. Our talented and entertaining guides will walk you through the streets and alleys of Auld Reekie while enthralling you with with its history, folklore and tales!

We are very proud of the high quality of all of our tours and the Old Town Tour is no exception. Don’t take our word for it though, check out our near flawless TripAdvisor reviews.

Each of our guides bring their own unique style and interests to their tours. This means each tour will cover slightly different topics. We believe that giving our knowledgable guides this freedom increases their ability to offer the best possible tour. These topics may include, but are not limited to;

  • The Mercat Cross
  • St Giles Cathedral
  • David Hume and the Scottish enlightenment
  • Sir Walter Scott and the resurgence of Scottish national pride
  • The National Museum
  • Haggis, whisky, Irn Bru and deep fried Mars Bars
  • Greyfriars Bobby
  • Some Harry Potter inspirations
  • The Grassmarket
  • Edinburgh Castle (from the outside)

From £14 per adult

Departure days

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday

January — December

Contact details

Little Fish Tours

11/5 Johnston Terrace

Tour information


  • Edinburgh
  • Edinburgh - City Centre




  • Walking


  • English


  • History

Tour prices

From £14 Per Adult

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Prices are subject to change depending on season

Tour Stops

Little Fish Tours

Tour company information

Little Fish Tours

Little Fish Tours offers various walking tours of Edinburgh leaving daily. These include free tours on a tips only basis, Edinburgh Castle tours, Whisky and Folklore evenings and private tours. Our small, locally founded company works with only the best tour guides in order to offer Edinburgh in an informative yet entertaining way. We believe Edinburgh has an incredible history, so we present it with the flair and enthusiasm it deserves. We’re very proud of the excellent quality of our walking tours in Edinburgh. Don’t take our word for it, check out our near flawless TripAdvisor reviews.

Opening times

Office Open: 9.30-5.30 daily

Walking Tours Run: 10.30am, 1.30pm
Castle Tour Runs: 1.30pm
Whisky & Folklore Evening Runs: 5pm

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