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Royal Mile Guided Walking Tour in Edinburgh

  • In-depth historical tour of Edinburgh's Royal Mile
  • Guide commentary enhances the experience 
  • Small group of 10 people means personalized attention and a chance to ask questions
Royal Mile Guided Walking Tour in Edinburgh
From US$30.90
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Evening Departure summer only
A guided walk of up to three hours (subject to your requirements) around the centre of Edinburgh with Stuart or Richard Usher. Start time 6pm
From US$30.89
Morning Departure
A guided walk of up to 3 hours (subject to your requirements) around the centre of Edinburgh with Stuart or Richard Usher. Start time 10.00am
From US$41.64
Afternoon Departure
A guided walk of up to three hours (subject to your requirements) around the centre of Edinburgh with Stuart or Richard Usher. Start time 2pm
From US$41.64

Edinburgh's Royal Mile is a must-see, and there's no better way to check this landmark off your list than on a guided walking tour. As you explore, listen to in-depth commentary on famous former residents and discover hidden areas you may have missed if exploring alone. A small group limited to 10 guarantees personalized attention from your guide. Plus, traveling on foot means you'll have access to narrow streets and closes unreachable by traditional tour vehicles. 

What to Expect

Meet your guide and small group outside of Usher Hall in central Edinburgh in advance of your tour time. When booking, you can choose a morning or afternoon tour to suit your schedule.

Take off down the famous Royal Mile with your guide in the lead. Don't worry about maps or directions, as you'll have expert guidance and you can just focus on the scenery and learning about the city's history. Please note that the route and itinerary can be amended depending on the group's desires.

As you stroll, get a history lesson on Scotland's famous minds, including thinkers, writers, poets, and inventors. These include Deacon Brodie, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Alexander Graham Bell, Robert Burns, David Hume, and Sir Water Scott.

Visit some of Edinburgh's famous closes, or private alleyways, where some famous residents lived, and the St. Giles Cathedral.

End up at The Mound, from where you can explore further.

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Reviewed today
Fun and informative tour of the Old Town

I arranged to meet with Dr Alison Duncan for a tour of the Old Town in Edinburgh. I had some guests from the Netherlands and thought this would be a fun experience for them. It was fantastic! Not only did the Dutch enjoy learning about...More

Thank davidY9240AD
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Entertaining and insightful

Mr. Usher senior is a charming, entertaining and very knowledgeable guide. It was a joy to spend a few hours with him. The tour itself is well-paced and very interesting. A must do for those interested in architecture and history.

Thank WayneVdM
Reviewed 1 week ago
Wonderful guided walking tour around Edinburgh!

What a great way to get and idea of where you might want to visit on your own time. We had a great guide. And he took us for tea. He knew so much and was so nice. I would recommend this tour before you...More

Thank Debra H
Reviewed 1 week ago
A magic tour of edinburgh

What a magical afternoon with The younger Mr Usher. Probably one of the best tours I have ever taken. I was completely under the spell of this knowledable and charming man and the three hours whizzed past like a moment. He entertained us with stories...More

Thank snazzygranny45
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Royal Mile Guided Walking Tour In Edinburgh

Richard Usher did a fantastic job on our tour. He was very knowledgeable and provided so much history. His tours are kept to a maximum of 10, which allows for a more enjoyable experience. He shared many interesting stories with the group. We were very...More

Thank CodyandGracie
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3 June 2018|
Response from Kerry G | Reviewed this property |
Ours was around three hours, but we had an unusually large group, so there was some waiting around for people to catch up after using the bathroom, etc. the pace was very manageable, and the guide kept it interesting from... More