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Walking Tour of Royal Mile with Optional Edinburgh Castle Tickets

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1 hr 30 mins - 2 hrs 15 mins
Guided tour

Discover the spellbinding beauty of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile as you listen to your expert guide narrate true stories of the capital’s past.


  • Enjoy a guided walking tour of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile and Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  • Learn about royalty, writers, philosophers, and everyday Edinburgh folk through the centuries from your expert English-speaking guide.

  • See the Camera Obscura, the Scotch Whisky Experience, and the Storytelling Centre along the way.

  • Include skip-the-line access to Edinburgh Castle with its 16th-century Great Hall where parties and feasts took place.

  • Did you know? Victoria Street in Old Town is said to be the inspiration behind Diagon Alley in the Harry Potter books.


  • Walking tour of the Royal Mile

  • Expert English-speaking guide

  • Skip-the-line entry into Edinburgh Castle (optional)

  • Wireless audio system with headphones (optional)

cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Discover Edinburgh's Past

Wandering around Edinburgh’s Old Town can easily make you feel as if you have stepped back in time. History was made here, after all, at the very wynds, closes, courtyards and homes of Scotland’s capital city. With an expert guide by your side, uncover another side of Edinburgh’s colorful history that includes characters like Mary, Queen of Scots, grave robbers Burke and Hare and even Greyfriars Bobby, the loyal Skye Terrier who sat by his master’s grave for 14 years until his own death in 1872.

Optional Entry to the Edinburgh Castle

Upgrade your experience by adding a skip-the-line entry into Edinburgh Castle to your ticket. Dark and imposing, Edinburgh Castle is home to the oldest crown jewels in Britain, worn by Mary, Queen of Scots for her coronation. It is also known for its Stone of Destiny which was used to anoint Scottish kings, and Mons Meg, a 15th-century cannon.

Important Information

  • It's recommended to wear comfortable clothes and shoes.

  • You can bring your own headphones or earphones to use with the audio system. It’s a standard 3.5 mm audio jack.


  • This experience is restricted for guests aged 5 and below.
  • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point. Students must show a valid student ID.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the scheduled time of your tour to avoid any delays.

Meeting Point

  • Meet your guide at Mercat Cross.

  • Address: High St, Edinburgh EH1 1RF, United Kingdom.

Get Directions to the Meeting Point

Getting There

By Bus

  • The closest bus stop is Victoria Street. It is a quick 3-minute walk to the meeting point.

  • Board buses #9, #23 or #27 to get you there.

By Train

  • The closest train station is Edinburgh Waverley. It is a quick 4-minute walk to the meeting point.

  • Board trains #LNER, #ScotRail or #CrossCountry to get you there.

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