Edinburgh Royal Residences of the past and present time


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Activity Level



Youth and Family, Museums / Culture, First Time Visitor, City


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4



English (fluent), French (conversational), Italian (fluent)

Enjoy a walking tour of whole Royal Mile, from Edinburgh Castle down to the Palace of Holyrood

Enjoy a wonderful day visiting the two most magnificent past and present Royal residences of the City of Edinburgh: the Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse. We will start at the very top of the Royal Mile, with the fascinating Edinburgh Castle which has a vital place in the history of Scotland with tales of royals, sieges and murders. We will travel down hill into the heart of the Old Town, visiting the highlights as well as discovering the off the beaten path secrets of the Lawnmarket and the High Street. Finally we will end the tour with the extraordinary Royal Palace, place for many dramatic episodes in the short reign of Mary, Queen of Scots. If time allows us to do so, we will visit the Palace inside, otherwise we will admire it from outside, hearing all the fascinating stories relating to it and visit Calton Hill instead.


Edinburgh Castle (inside) and all the highlights as well as the off the beaten path secrets of Castlehill, Lawnmarket, High Street, Canongate. We will end the tour vising the Palace of Holyroodhouse and its Abbey (inside)
We can speak and admire the Palace from outside and visit the magnificent Calton Hill instead.

The Palace will be completely closed on:
30 March 2018
15 May - 27 May 2018
26 June - 8 July 2018
25 - 26 December 2018

In this period we will admire the Palace and the Abbey from outside and then continue the tour visiting one of the spotlights of Edinburgh. So don't you worry: the tour will be as memorable as usual!

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Top of the Royal Mile, in front of the Hub (Castlehill, Edinburgh, Postcode: EH1 2NE) or hotel lobby (if close to the city centre)

End location: Palace of Holyroodhouse

Duration: 7 hours

The duration can vary according to the time of the year and the customers' needs.


Walking tour

What’s Included

My service as a private tour guide and a storyteller

Estimated Local Cash Needed

80 UK Pound Sterling - All attraction fees (Edinburgh Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse)
Lunch at a personal choice
Personal purchases

What’s Extra

Entry to Edinburgh Castle as at December 2017
£17.00 for Adults, £13.60 for Seniors and Students, £10.20 for children (5-15 years old)

Entry to the Palace of Holyroodhouse as January 2018
£14.00 for Adults, £12.70 for Seniors and Students, £8.10 for children (5-16 years old)

Lunch: between £15 and £25 for a set menu

A Recent Review of this tour

Sarah is an outstanding guide, very friendly, knowledgeable, charming and eager to assist. It is evident she loves her job. We would recommend her highly. We fell in love with Edinburg!
Sandy Sasso

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