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Ranked #1 of 270 activities in Edinburgh
Category: Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Established in 2010, Edinburgh Photography Tours is the number one ranked tour in Edinburgh, all of Scotland and the number... more » Owner description: Established in 2010, Edinburgh Photography Tours is the number one ranked tour in Edinburgh, all of Scotland and the number one ranked photography tour in Europe. James Christie is a world renowned and internationally published, professional photographer and he will take you on a four hour walking / photography tour around all the major attractions in Edinburgh's vibrant and famous historic Old Town. Edinburgh Photography Tours Limited have recently been accredited with an "excellent standard" grading by Visit Scotland, Scotland's national tourist board. In addition we have just been awarded TripAdvisor's prestigious Certificate Of Excellence for the year 2014, our third year in a row winning this award. We are also ranked as number one of all tours in Edinburgh by USA today. James Christie has established himself as one of the leading photographic instructors in the world with plaudits from all over the globe. As a native of Edinburgh, James will provide an historical account of each attraction visited. His goal is to help you get the best from your camera (SLR, DSLR, Bridge, Compact, even your smart-phone) and show you how to compose professional, iconic shots of Edinburgh. If your camera has the ability to shoot in manual mode, James is confident that after four hours with him, you will never go back to any of the programmable modes ever again. James shows you how to take each photograph and guarantees that each participant will take home professional, iconic images of Edinburgh that can be displayed and enjoyed for many years to come. The tours are aimed at all levels of photographer, from absolute beginner to experienced professional. James does not use confusing jargon, preferring to explain things in a simple to understand manner. James is friendly, patient, polite and encouraging. Edinburgh Photography Tours were established in 2010 and have been operating successfully for four years. We work very hard to ensure our clients have a first class experience on our tours and we continue to strive for excellence every day. The tours start at 10am daily (Monday - Saturday) and last approximately 4 to 5 hours. The cost of the tour is £50 (with a maximum of 10 participants per tour) or a four hour One-To-One session can be booked for £400 (Please e-mail James for further details). Please note: Our Tours always go ahead whether we have one person booked or the maximum of ten people. Tours start in front of the National Monument on Calton Hill at the east end of Princes Street, access can be gained from Waterloo Place and you will always be tutored by James Christie. « less
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Ranked #2 of 270 activities in Edinburgh
Category: Sightseeing Tours

Regular visitors might feel they know all they need to know about Edinburgh. So they could be reluctant to join the noisy gaggle of tourists signing up for the free walking tour... more »

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Ranked #3 of 270 activities in Edinburgh
Owner description: It took one year for this tour to become one of the top few activities to do in Edinburgh as it's much more than just a photo... more » Owner description: It took one year for this tour to become one of the top few activities to do in Edinburgh as it's much more than just a photo tour and we welcome everyone regardless of camera type and ability. With us you get to: *Learn more about your camera and find out out to compose the perfect photo with local photographers who have worked for publications such as Lonely Planet and had their worked exhibited and sold worldwide. *Find out about Edinburgh's fascinating past. *Visit places that have inspired books famous the world over that you probably didn't even know came from Edinburgh. *For whisky lovers, or this just curious about drams, add in whisky flights at the Single Malt Whisky Society where you'll get to taste the best whisky Scotland has on offer. Private photo tours last 3 hours and cost £95 for the first person and £25pp thereafter. Group tours require 4 people to start, last 3 hours with a 25 minute break in the middle and cost £35pp. We are also starting some smart phone only tours soon, check out our website for more details. For whisky tasting we have two options, 1 whisky with a starter of haggis, neeps and tatties in whisky sauce for £12.50pp, or try a 3 whisky flight for £25pp. Please note whisky tastings are not available after Sunday morning and evening tours. Tours leave from the steps in front of the main entrance to St.Giles Cathedral, across the street from Royal Mile Whiskies and behind the statue of the Duke of Buccleuch. Mon-Sunday tours leave at 9.30AM, 2.00PM and 6.00PM subject to availability. Private tours starting early (7.00am) are also available for those wishing to miss the crowds. « less
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Ranked #4 of 270 activities in Edinburgh
Owner description: Escape is a new, simple, fun, challenging game in Edinburgh City Centre. Designed for groups of 2 - 5. With 3 rooms in... more » Owner description: Escape is a new, simple, fun, challenging game in Edinburgh City Centre. Designed for groups of 2 - 5. With 3 rooms in operation we can accommodate teams of up to 15. We lock you up in a mysterious room, and give you exactly 60 minutes to get out. In order to escape you and your team must solve many puzzles, riddles, brain teasers and identify clues. Using your powers of observation and problem solving. « less
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Ranked #5 of 270 activities in Edinburgh
Category: Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Free Day Tour of the Scottish Highlands. We believe everyone should be able to discover the real Scotland, that’s why we... more » Owner description: Free Day Tour of the Scottish Highlands. We believe everyone should be able to discover the real Scotland, that’s why we pioneered the only Free tour of this beautiful wilderness; through the eyes of a passionate and knowledgeable, local tour guide. We pride ourselves on exceeding the expectations of our guests; maintaining a professional but relaxed approach, and ensuring every tour is entertaining, informative and utterly unique. « less
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Ranked #6 of 270 activities in Edinburgh
Owner description: I'm Chris, Owner/Guide at Local Eyes Tours. I do Small Group Walking Tours and Running Tours, along with Private Tours for... more » Owner description: I'm Chris, Owner/Guide at Local Eyes Tours. I do Small Group Walking Tours and Running Tours, along with Private Tours for those who prefer a more intimate holiday experience. I offer City Tours and Tours to stunning countryside locations outside Edinburgh. Check out my website to watch my fun video, "5 Reasons to Visit Scotland". I grew up in the Edinburgh area and have lived all over Scotland, and on tour with me, you'll get all the stories only locals know. I aim to bring the history of Edinburgh and Scotland to life in a fun and relaxed manner while always offering the best customer service possible. So whether you want to see Bonnie Scotland on a budget or have a bespoke tour in mind, get in contact and I'll give you a tour to remember. See Scotland with Local Eyes! « less
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Ranked #7 of 270 activities in Edinburgh
Category: Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Eat walk Edinburgh offer two Foodies walking tours. One explores Edinburgh's Old & New towns and the other the lower half of... more » Owner description: Eat walk Edinburgh offer two Foodies walking tours. One explores Edinburgh's Old & New towns and the other the lower half of the Royal Mile called the Canongate. On each of these tours you will visit unusual/hidden restaurants, bars and shops, taste dishes specially prepared for you. Sample individually selected drinks (beers, wine and whisky), talk to the chefs/owners and discover the history behind the properties. The Old & new town tour (1pm-4.30pm) which has five food stops with two wine tastings and a single cask malt whisky tasting ensuring you will not need to worry about dinner in the evening. The Canongate tour (10am-1pm) enjoys six stops including a Bloody Mary cocktail and breakfast canapes to get the tour off and running. By the end there will be no need for lunch. The Old & New town tour was recommended in BBC Good Food Magazine as a "Don't miss" thing to do in Edinburgh. Delicious magazine also has it down as a must do. « less
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Ranked #8 of 270 activities in Edinburgh
Category: Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Enjoy a private tour of Scotland from your hotel door step. Travel in one of our luxury 4x4 Range Rovers and visit Scottish... more » Owner description: Enjoy a private tour of Scotland from your hotel door step. Travel in one of our luxury 4x4 Range Rovers and visit Scottish Castles, Lochs, Mountains and historic sites. With no time restrictions, you can spend as long or as little at each location as you wish. Choose from Edinburgh, Highlands, Royal Castles,Stirling and Loch Lomond,Scottish Borders, Adventure climbing, Remote Scotland or a Bespoke Tour. « less
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Ranked #9 of 270 activities in Edinburgh
Category: Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Experience a truly unique private guided driver tour of Scotland with popular local Scottish tour guide, Craig McCall Flynn... more » Owner description: Experience a truly unique private guided driver tour of Scotland with popular local Scottish tour guide, Craig McCall Flynn BA(Hons). Personal Scottish tours from 1 to 30 days for singles, couples, families or groups up to 8 people.Let me show you the real Scotland from the back roads, avoiding the bus tour hoards and tourist traps. Discover the historic castles, colourful history, breath-taking scenery and hidden gems that make Scotland one of the most amazing places in the world! With more than 30 years experience of exploring Scotland, England, Wales and Ireland I look forward to sharing with you these beautiful countries, their history and culture based on your requirements. « less
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Ranked #10 of 270 activities in Edinburgh
Category: Walking tours; Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Please see a video of the tour, accessed via the photos on the left. Your host/guide on the Edinburgh Enlightenment Walks is... more » Owner description: Please see a video of the tour, accessed via the photos on the left. Your host/guide on the Edinburgh Enlightenment Walks is Stuart Usher. He meets walkers outside Usher Hall, Scotland's premier concert hall and an Edinburgh Landmark. Usher Hall was donated to Edinburgh by his family which has been associated with Scotland, and Edinburgh in particular, for centuries. Stuart was also the subject of a Channel Four Cutting Edge Documentary in 2002 which is viewable on youtube. Edinburgh has everything: Its huge Castle sitting on the plug of an ancient (and thankfully dormant!) volcano, its Palace a mile from the Castle and connected by the Royal Mile, Its ancient Public and Coffee houses some of which date back to the 1400's. Also the many incredible people which Edinburgh produced or was home to over the centuries such as the world famous Robert Burns, Scotland's National Poet and Hero; David Hume the Philospher and Man of Letters; Sir Walter Scott the Historical Romance Writer; Robert Louis Stevenson, the author of "Dr Jekyll and Hyde" and "Treasure Island"; Arthur Conan Doyle the creator of Sherlock Homes and the bumbling Dr Watson! Nor can Adam Smith, the Father of Modern Economics and Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone,be omitted, amongst many other famous men and women. Included in the tour: Entry into St Giles Cathedral and the National Galleries of Scotland where Walkers can view many paintings by the Titans of the Art World such as Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Titian, Rembrandt and Van Dyck, amongst many others. « less
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Ranked #11 of 270 activities in Edinburgh
Category: Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Looking for an entertaining way to find out about Edinburgh its history & traditions, then look no further. Yes a guide book... more » Owner description: Looking for an entertaining way to find out about Edinburgh its history & traditions, then look no further. Yes a guide book can help you plan a tour of Edinburgh. They list the popular tourist attractions in Edinburgh but what they cannot do is give you the real stories and legends associated with places of interest and Edinburgh’s characters. This is where the Saints & Sinners tour guides come in, they bring Edinburgh Alive!! Our experienced tour guides are residents of Edinburgh this gives them unique inside knowledge, and they can also provide helpful tips, most importantly our tour guide can take you to great places in Edinburgh for that behind the scenes look that you would otherwise have missed out on. We can create customised itineraries to suit particular needs. « less
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Ranked #12 of 270 activities in Edinburgh
Category: Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Award winning small group tours to the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. Discover the secrets of Loch Ness, Skye, Loch... more » Owner description: Award winning small group tours to the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. Discover the secrets of Loch Ness, Skye, Loch Lomond, Stirling, Orkney, Iona, Mull, Islay whisky and much more. Avoid disappointment - guaranteed departures from Edinburgh and Glasgow - you book, you go. Don't get lost in the crowd -Guaranteed small groups - Maximum 16 passengers for an authentic travellers experience. « less
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Ranked #13 of 270 activities in Edinburgh
Owner description: The ONLY Loch Ness & Whisky Distillery Day Trip! Love it, or get it FREE! Small Group Guarantee (24 people max.), choose from... more » Owner description: The ONLY Loch Ness & Whisky Distillery Day Trip! Love it, or get it FREE! Small Group Guarantee (24 people max.), choose from a selection of local departure points, and a 100% satisfaction guarantee, or your money back, for all of our guests. « less
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Ranked #14 of 270 activities in Edinburgh
Owner description: Edinburgh based bike tour and bicycle hire company. Providing guided and self guided cycle tours around Edinburgh and... more » Owner description: Edinburgh based bike tour and bicycle hire company. Providing guided and self guided cycle tours around Edinburgh and throughout Scotland. We also arrange bespoke multi-day bicycle tours with accommodation and bike and rider transport. « less
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Ranked #15 of 270 activities in Edinburgh
Category: Bus tours; Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Viajar por Escocia was created with the intention of preventing language or culture barriers when visiting Scotland. Not... more » Owner description: Viajar por Escocia was created with the intention of preventing language or culture barriers when visiting Scotland. Not being able to speak English or having no experience of driving on the other side of the road is not going to be a problem for your trip in Scotland. We are the only business in Scotland that offers trips and tours on guaranteed dates all year round in Spanish. Our guides are all professionals and experts in Scottish tourism and history. They will tell you all you want to know about Scotland, not only from a historical point of view but also immerse you in a daily Scottish and British culture. We have a large selection of destinations and trips right across Scotland, inviting you to participate in the legends and mysteries of the country. « less
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Ranked #16 of 270 activities in Edinburgh
Category: Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Our 5-star graded, small group tours, depart from Edinburgh and have been specially designed to give you maximum variety by... more » Owner description: Our 5-star graded, small group tours, depart from Edinburgh and have been specially designed to give you maximum variety by including famous sights as well as some hidden gems that many tourists never see. Since 2001 we have proudly toured Scotland and enjoyed sharing our favourite scenery, culture and history in Mercedes mini-coaches, now with extra legroom for an even more comfortable visitor experience. At Heart of Scotland Tours we look forward to welcoming you onto our famous Wee Red Buses to experience and enjoy the essential Scotland together. « less
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Ranked #17 of 270 activities in Edinburgh
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Ranked #18 of 270 activities in Edinburgh
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Ranked #19 of 270 activities in Edinburgh
Category: Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Established in 2006. Trike Tours Scotland was the first chauffeured Trike Touring company in the UK. Now we have been awarded... more » Owner description: Established in 2006. Trike Tours Scotland was the first chauffeured Trike Touring company in the UK. Now we have been awarded a Certificate of Excellence Award for our exhilarating tourism business. This is only awarded to the top 4% of businesses in the World. Well Done Team. « less
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Ranked #20 of 270 activities in Edinburgh
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Ranked #21 of 270 activities in Edinburgh
Category: Walking tours; Adventures
Owner description: Grab a wand and join your robed guide on the only tour in Edinburgh designed for Harry Potter fans! You'll discover magical... more » Owner description: Grab a wand and join your robed guide on the only tour in Edinburgh designed for Harry Potter fans! You'll discover magical locations that inspired characters and scenes in the series, visit places where JK Rowling wrote the books and even learn about real-life witches and wizards in medieval Edinburgh. Even if you're not a Harry fan, there's still plenty to entertain you on this lively and atmospheric tour. Suitable for families. « less
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Ranked #22 of 270 activities in Edinburgh
Owner description: We provide guided historical tours by a 'Real Roman', Quintus Valerius Maximus, to the Antonine Wall and Hadrian's Wall. The... more » Owner description: We provide guided historical tours by a 'Real Roman', Quintus Valerius Maximus, to the Antonine Wall and Hadrian's Wall. The Antonine Wall, which was made of turf, stretched over 37 miles across lowland Scotland from the River Forth in the east to the River Clyde in the West. The Wall was built by Emperor Antoninus Pius and formed the north-west frontier of The Roman Empire from around AD 142 - 160s. Due to popular demand we have decided to expand our range of tours down to Hadrian's Wall. Hadrian's Wall was a defensive fortification in Roman Britain, begun in AD 122 during the rule of Emperor Hadrian. Hadrian's Wall extended west for 73 miles from Segedunum at Wallsend on the River Tyne, via Carlisle to the shore of the Solway Firth. We currently offer scheduled tours from April to September and a tailor-made tour option which is available all year round. We like to keep the groups small and personal and limit numbers to a maximum of six people for the full day tour and 20 for the walking tour. All tours will be conducted in English with some Latin terminology thrown in. « less
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Ranked #23 of 270 activities in Edinburgh
Category: Wellness Spas
Owner description: Shivago Thai Clinic is a family run practice led by Kei and Hoeyyn De Freitas who are passionate adherents of the art of... more » Owner description: Shivago Thai Clinic is a family run practice led by Kei and Hoeyyn De Freitas who are passionate adherents of the art of traditional Thai Healing and Asian Medicine. Established in London in 2006, Shivago moved to Edinburgh in 2008 after brief visits to Edinburgh cemented Kei and Hoeyyn's love for the city. Shivago Thai Clinic has built a solid reputation in Traditional Thai Therapy within Scotland and England, and has been featured in many press and media reports.The clinic has developed a regular following of clients who love authentic traditional Thai therapies. Shivago is located just off the historic Royal Mile, has a very traditional atmosphere and offers a relaxing respite from the hubbub of the city. The clinic also hosts the Shivago Thai School, which has trained successful therapists and spa professionals from around the world including those from The Carnegie Club at Skibo Castle. Our team of professional therapists are all fully trained and insured and aim to provide the highest level of professional Thai therapies in Edinburgh. We offer a range of services from relaxation massage for health maintenance to therapeutic massage for pain related maladies. Our Shivago Signature Treatment tailors your treatment to your individual needs incorporating Thai cupping therapy, Thai herbal compress massage and therapeutic Thai massage. If you have any questions about how our treatments may be able to help you, to book an appointment or purchasing a treatment voucher please contact us. A warm welcome will always await you at Shivago Thai Clinic. « less
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Ranked #24 of 270 activities in Edinburgh
Category: Sightseeing Tours
Personalised, informative and fun tours of Edinburgh in the iconic Black Cab.
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Ranked #25 of 270 activities in Edinburgh
Owner description: Escape Hour is an escape room venue located right in the middle of Edinburgh's Royal Mile. Our current game is Major Plott's... more » Owner description: Escape Hour is an escape room venue located right in the middle of Edinburgh's Royal Mile. Our current game is Major Plott's Revenge, a game where your team must enter the office of the an ex KGB spymaster and steal his secret plan . You only have 60 minutes before he returns. This may be MI5's only chance to stop his evil plans. It wont be easy. The room may be booby-trapped. This is a mission fraught with danger but your team may save the country from utter doom. Do you think that your team is up to the challenge? Then book now. « less
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Ranked #26 of 270 activities in Edinburgh
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Ranked #27 of 270 activities in Edinburgh
Owner description: Guided Fishing Trips, Breaks and Holidays in Scotland for Trout, Pike, Salmon and Salt-water species Experience the thrill,... more » Owner description: Guided Fishing Trips, Breaks and Holidays in Scotland for Trout, Pike, Salmon and Salt-water species Experience the thrill, the beauty, the charm, the tradition, the fishing and the food of Scotland! We specialise in tailored, guided fly fishing holidays for anglers of any level. From the complete beginner to the seasoned pro we have a package that will help you experience the best of fishing in Scotland. Our pro-guides are qualified game anglers (SGAIC) and will coach you in all aspects of the art of fly fishing in some of Scotland's most exquisite places. Mighty Scottish salmon, beautiful wild brown trout and exhilarating predator pike can all be caught with your guide's patient, attentive assistance. We have access to an unlimited variety of available fishing venues to best suit your desires, and the conditions. We welcome you to some of Scotland's best fishing! We want you to live the tradition, history and art of fly fishing in Scotland. Join us for the adventure you've been waiting for! • Experience hidden gems around Scotland • Stand an excellent chance of catching beautiful fish in beautiful places • Visit lesser known corners of this stunning country • Enjoy the fishing, company and nature on offer • Live the art, history and passion of Scotland's fly fishing tradition • Share in our enthusiasm for both Scotland and its fishing. • From the banks of wild, fish filled sublimely attractive lochs to exquisite highland mountain streams, we can give you access to it all « less
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Queensferry Tours (South Queensferry)
Ranked #28 of 270 activities in Edinburgh
Owner description: TALES FROM "DOON THE FERRY" - Join us as we begin our journey in the magnificent shadow of what some call the 8th wonder of... more » Owner description: TALES FROM "DOON THE FERRY" - Join us as we begin our journey in the magnificent shadow of what some call the 8th wonder of the modern world, The Forth Bridge. Our guides will lead you through the old Royal Burgh of Queensferry visiting historic sites as they inform and entertain you with tales of our famous Bridges, ancient rituals, saints and sinners, and witchcraft! « less
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Ranked #29 of 270 activities in Edinburgh
Owner description: Located in the beating heart of Scotland's capital, the Edinburgh Gin Distillery is a destination quite unlike any other.... more » Owner description: Located in the beating heart of Scotland's capital, the Edinburgh Gin Distillery is a destination quite unlike any other. It's here that we produce small batches of gin, inspired by the majesty, marvel and mischief of Edinburgh and its inhabitants. The Edinburgh Gin Visitor Centre is the only place in the capital where you can indulge both the mind and the palate in all things gin. From taking a tour or a guided tasting, to trying your hand at making your own, our goal is the educate, excite and libate; all in equal measure. « less
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Ranked #30 of 270 activities in Edinburgh
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