Historic Royal Mile Private Walking Tour (2.5 hours)


Tour Number

Activity Level



City, First Time Visitor, Local Experience, Museums / Culture


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 8



English (fluent)

Re-trace the steps of the Kings and Queens of Scotland with your own private guide

Walk with your own guide in the footsteps of Kings & Queens? Why not join us on our unique walk down the Royal Mile.
The tour will take you on an entertaining journey of discovery along one of the world's most famous streets, every step has a story to tell. On the way we'll learn some of the secrets that lie behind its historic buildings - and under our feet. Also we can look at locations attached to the Outlander Book/TV series (Claire & Jamie)

So why not join me on a journey through time down a street that has felt the footsteps of both royalty and commoner alike and where legends abound.


Some of the highlights to see from the outside-
The Hub(Edinburgh International Festival's HQ)
Mylnes Court
Writers Museum
St Giles Cathedral
Parliament Square
John Knox House (from the outside)
Canongate Kirk (from the outside)
New Scottish Parliament (from the outside)
Palace of Holyroodhouse (from the outside)

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Meet up location: We will meet outside the main entrance for The HUB(converted church)and now the HQ for the Edinburgh International Festival located at the top of the Royal Mile, wedged in between Castlehill, Johnston terrace in the Lawnmarket area.

I will be wearing either tartan trousers or kilt.

End location: End location: The tour ends at the outside the gates of the Palace of Holyrood House.

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Duration: 2 hours 30 min.


On foot

What’s Included

On your journey down the Royal Mile you will see places of historic interest and a number of attractions from the outside, this will enable you to consider if you wish to return and visit them later.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

100 Pounds Sterling - All information subject to change -
Lothian Region Transport main bus- Single adult ticket - £1.50 day ticket £4.60. Airlink Bus - Adult Single £4.50, return £7.50 (correct money on LRT buses) check LRT website for any changes.
2 course Lunch meals start from about £10.95 upwards.
Taxi from city centre to Airport or South Queensferry £20 to £25, city centre to Castle £5 - £7 approx.
Entrance to Edinburgh Castle as at April 2015
£16.50 for adults, £13.20 for Seniors, £ 9.90 for children

What’s Extra

No extras

A Recent Review of this tour

Peter is an excellent guide! He had an abundance of knowledge on the local area as well as how the local area fit into the international community. Excellent tour! Excellent learning experience! Wonderful guy to learn from! Thanks for the experience
Peter Beemsterboer

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