Come with us and explore Edinburgh's historic Royal Mile
Join us for a free walking tour along the Royal Mile – the heart of Edinburgh's historic Old Town.
Photo: Dave Hitchborne
Our expert guides will take you to the hidden corners of this fascinating district: the closes and courtyards, the neuks and crannies – places that you might never discover on your own. We'll tell you about its history and especially about the characters and historical figures who have made Edinburgh what it is.
All our guides are local people who love our city and are only too pleased to share their knowledge and enthusiasm with you.
We offer the following options:
- Free walking tours during the Edinburgh International Festival and Fringe. These tours, which take place twice per day, are open to everyone. They are genuinely free with no need to book in advance. Read more ....
- Custom walking tours for your organisation, group or family - at any time of the year. These tours, for which we make a small charge, can be customised to cover any special interests that you may have. Read more ....
- Illustrated talks. As well as our walks, we offer a programme of free illustrated talks during the Festival period. These talks cover various aspects of Edinburgh and Scottish history, and are given by experts in their fields. Read more ....
The 2017 Edinburgh Festival and Fringe take place:
4th August - 28th August
Our tours run every morning and afternoon during this period and are completely free.