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City of Edinburgh Tours

Open today: 11:00 AM - 10:15 PM
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Daily ghost walking tours of Edinburgh's Old Town led by a period costumed guide. Lively, outgoing and historically factual. Visit the Royal Mile, haunted Greyfriars graveyard and Edinburgh's famous underground vaults. Year round tours departing...more
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9 Hunter Square | Old Police Box on the Royal Mile, opposite Starbucks next to the Tron Kirk, Edinburgh EH1 1QS, Scotland
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+44 131 220 6868
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Mary Patterson took us on a tour of an Edinburgh we have never experienced and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Loved the stories (and flights thanks very much!!) and we will certainly be booking again when we come back next year.

Thank Noirfae
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Me and my friend really enjoyed this tour. The guy in the booth who survived us was really nice and helpful with information. Nicole our guide who played Mary was amazing! We really enjoyed this tour and had good fun while learning the dark history...More

Thank frankismith
Reviewed 3 days ago

Went on the 6:45 tour with John. Really good tour. It was very informative and the tour guide was very entertaining and friendly. The tour itself was definitely pretty spooky, especially once you get into the crypt. Overall, it was a very cool experience and...More

Thank Allison W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

John a.k.a. Major Weir was a flamboyant and knowledgeable and entertaining story teller winding our small group through old town and the vaults. The only negatives are the entrance to the vaults apreared unkempt with little fanfare to show it as a historic venue, the...More

Thank Felicity B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A massive thank you to our tour guide, John; he was absolutely amazing; very funny, enthusiastic and informative. The tour was fun and interesting; loved the vaults! Would definitely recommend :)

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our tour with "Dr Bell". If you're looking for something a bit different and want to see some great parts of the city this was a really fun and entertaining way to do so. Our guide was engaging and entertaining and will definitely...More

Thank Steffi H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our tour guide John was engaging and enthusiastic as his character (although he intentionally scared us a few times, mostly me). Most of the tour is spent walking outdoors so dress warm. It was a fun 1-hr tour that gives a quick introduction to the...More

Thank Vivian L
786beccap, Public Relations Manager at City of Edinburgh Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Vivian! Thank you for this great review!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on the 6.45pm tour with our guide John. he was a great guide very enthusiastic and informative. loved every minute and John was great in character, if you want to learn about murders and cannibalism along with ghosts and the under ground vaults...More

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786beccap, Public Relations Manager at City of Edinburgh Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Becky, thank you for taking the time to give us this excellent review!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed the tour! Our guide was Mary Patterson (Nicole) she was fun and very knowledgeable and open to questions! In the underground I was genuinely scared and we got some cool pictures! Definitely would recommend this tour, great for the money.

Thank jessieddelahunty
786beccap, Public Relations Manager at City of Edinburgh Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hey Jessie! Thanks for your review. If you'd like to submit the pictures you took please send us an email with them to info@cityofedinburghtours.com and we will feature them on our social media!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really recommend this tour very informative and scary , our guide Amy ( Maggie Dickson) was great and a great story teller

Thank bobo017
786beccap, Public Relations Manager at City of Edinburgh Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We'll be sure to pass this on to Amy! Thank you for this great review.

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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its
labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
visitors, tartan-flavored souvenir shops, and pipers
that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal
Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
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Response from David N | Property representative |
Hi, Our tours are kids friendly especially the early afternoon ones at 1.15, 3.15 and 5.15pm. We look forwards to meeting you.