We had a great tour. Robert really opened our eyes to Edinburgh's fascinating history with a depth of knowledge and sense of humour that I would highly recommend. He catered well for adults and children.
Ideal for first-time visitors, this 2-hour tour of Edinburgh's Old Town lets you follow in the footsteps of important Scottish figures such as Mary Queen of Scots, Robert Burns, and Bonnie Prince Charlie. In a small group limited to 15, you’ll visit three of the Old Town’s former execution spots, admire the cobbled streets of the UNESCO-listed Old Town, and see the site of the notorious Tolbooth Prison. Throughout the tour, your guide provides photographic evidence of historical Edinburgh to enhance your experience.
Your historical tour begins at the gate of Greyfriars Kirkyard, an atmospheric graveyard in the heart of Edinburgh’s UNESCO-listed Old Town. As you walk to your first location, your guide transports you back in time using vivid descriptions and photographs of old Edinburgh.
Delve into the capital’s gory past on a visit to three former execution spots and the site of the notorious Tolbooth Prison, the scene of Scotland’s most infamous assassination. See, too, Edinburgh Castle from its hilltop perch, and listen to stories featuring some of Scotland’s most famous figures: Mary Queen of Scots, Bonnie Prince Charlie, and Robert Burns all feature.
Following two hours of exploration, bid your guide farewell outside the gate of Greyfriars Kirkyard.
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In every respect, Robert made the walking tour around the Old Town area if Edinburgh a brilliant experience. The talk he gave as we were walking around was interesting, fun, engaging and absolutely first class. If you're visiting Edinburgh & want to know a bit...More
Thank you for your really kind review! It's a real delight to take customers around the Old Town who are as enthusiastic about history as I hope I am. I hope you had a wonderful time in Edinburgh and managed to enjoy some of the...More
Robert is a fantastic guide and being a school teacher, he made it very interactive, fun and entertaining. For example, he showed us pictures of places where we were standing as to how it looked back in the days of Mary Queen of Scotts. I...More
Thank you for your very kind comments! You were both an absolute delight to take around the Old Town. It's a real pleasure to go around with people like you, I hope you realise how important that is for me. It was an absolute pleasure...More
Brilliant tour - Robert was extremely interesting and a fun guide. Would most certainly recommend this tour - wear comfortable footwear and take a bottle of water and your camera - great fun - interesting historical tourMore
Great advice - I think I did your tour in a brand new pair of ghillie brogue (shoes) and my feet were killing me by the end! Thank you for your kind and helpful comments. I really appreciate them. I hope you enjoyed Edinburgh at...More
Robert did such an amazing job and made learning history fun. We came during a festival and the streets were crazy busy. Robert asked if we wanted to do his normal tour, which would go right through the craziness, or mix it up and do...More
Thank you for your very kind and incredibly quick review. I'm so grateful for your comments on the 'alternative tour' option I gave everyone. It wasn't what you booked in for but I'm glad you agreed that it was a better option. I really appreciated...More