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Edinburgh Castle

Private Two Hour Edinburgh City Walking Tour

From £25 per adult

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September — December

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Discover the past and present life of this ancient city with a professionally qualified Blue Badge Scottish Tourist Guide.

All tours are unique and based on your interests and preferences.

This is a special two hour tour which will focus on either the Old Town or the New Town of Edinburgh.

Both are UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and both have a fascinating story waiting to be discovered! As we walk you will learn about its amazing history and get to know some of it’s great authors, thinkers and rogues!

Locations visited in the Old Town Tour include: Edinburgh Castle Esplanade; The Grassmarket; and The Royal Mile.

Locations visited in the New Town Tour include: Charlotte Square; George Street; Princes Street; and Calton Hill.

The city also became the first UNESCO City of Literature and many people have drawn inspiration from their time in Edinburgh such as Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott and Robert Louis Stevenson, as well as it’s great thinkers and inventors like Adam Smith, David Hume and Alexander Graham Bell. Whilst in the medical profession Lord Lister and Sir James Young Simpson are giants in their field.

The tour is flexible enough to adapt to your interests and totally bespoke tours can also be arranged.

As part of this tour we can also help you find that amazing spot to photograph the city; look for that special bottle of whisky; or a beautiful cashmere or tartan; visit film locations for Outlander or places where JK Rowling was inspired to write the Harry Potter books.

This is really your tour and our aim is to help you to have a wonderful time exploring the city and for you to leave Edinburgh with a greater admiration than when you first arrived!

For further details on these tours or for any other enquiries then please contact:

All tours will only operate with a minimum of two people.

Also under present Covid guidance rules there is a maximum of five people allowed and all must be from the same household.

Entrance Fees to visitor attractions are additional to the booking fee.

Contact details

Guided Tour Scotland
3 Under Bolton Cottages
East Lothian
EH41 4HL
Edinburgh - City Centre
Bespoke Private Small Group (1-16)
Architecture City History Walking

Tour prices


  • £25 Per Adult
  • £10 Per child
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Prices are subject to change depending on season


New tour introductory discount

Special Covid Rates Offer Until December 13th.

Tour presently operates with a maximum of five guests from one household.

Offer running dates:
16 Sep 2020 — 13 Dec 2020

See offer


Tour company information

Guided Tour Scotland

Private personalised tours with a professionally qualified Blue Badge Tourist Guide. Tours range from 4 hour Edinburgh city tours to extended tours that can cover the whole of Scotland. Tours can be generic and cover a whole range of topics to do with Scotland such as it's history; archaeology; culture; food and drink, or can be more specific for example: Mary Queen of Scots; Outlander; Whisky Tours; or Abbeys and Castles. Both city walking tours or driver-guided tours are available.

Opening times

08.00 - 18.00

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