A free walking tour around Edinburgh's historic Old Town during the Edinburgh Festival and Fringe.
During the 2018 Edinburgh International Festival and Fringe (3rd August - 27th August), we offer twice-daily free walking tours of the Royal Mile – the heart of Edinburgh's historic Old Town.
We'll show you many of the most famous historic sites in the city, and also the out-of-the way corners and hidden places - closes and courtyards, pends and wynds - which you might never discover on your own.
Our guides are all local people with a great enthusiasm for our city and its history, and who love to share their knowledge.
Tours start at 10 am and 2 pm from the City Chambers in the High Street. There's no need to book in advance. Just turn up on the day that suits you best.
Join an expert guide for a walking tour along the Royal Mile – the heart of Edinburgh's historic Old Town. Tours are free during the Edinburgh Festival, with no need to book in advance. At other times, group tours can be arranged, for which a small fee is charged. All our guides are local people who love our city and are only too pleased to share their knowledge and enthusiasm with you.
Free tours during the Edinburgh Festival: Every day at 10:00 and 14:00.
Group tours at other times: By arrangement