Introduction to Edinburgh Castle and adjacent Royal Mile Private Tour


Tour Number

Activity Level



Museums / Culture, First Time Visitor


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.
Edinburgh Castle provides free of charge special transport for the less mobile including visitors using wheelchairs and scooters.
Visitors using walking frames may find difficulty in the streets approaching
Edinburgh Castle.

Maximum travelers: 8



English (fluent)

A two and a half hour Private walking Tour

Starting at the west door of the High Kirk of St Giles we explore the closes of the Lawnmarket before the Castlehill and Castle Esplanade. A guided tour round all the main attractions in the castle is provided after which clients may wish further time in the castle for personal exploration


Outside St Giles, Parliament Square, City Chambers Courtyard, , Royal Mile westward, Lawnmarket, Castlehill, Castle Esplanade. ( site of Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo in August ), Guided tour of Edinburgh Castle.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Outside the west door of the High Kirk of St Giles

End location: Edinburgh Castle Crown Square.

Duration: 2 hours 30 min.


Walking Tour

What’s Included

Other: Services of guide for duration of tour with information regarding nearby Pubs and Restaurants

Estimated Local Cash Needed

50 UK Pounds - All attractions, shops and Restaurants accept debit and credit cards, the amount suggested is only for incidentals.

What’s Extra

Other: Entrance to Edinburgh Castle as at 2018
£17.00 for adults, £13.60 for Seniors, £ 10.20 for children


Where vehicles are used I always employ a driver.Parking restrictions require vehicles to be parked some considerable distance from most attractions, a driver can drop us off at the entrance, and collect again when visit completed.

A Recent Review of this tour

Our tour with Martin was terrific. He met us at our hotel and then we walked up to the Castle to tour the castle. He pointed out items of interest on our way to the castle and helped us buy our tickets quickly. He explained all the buildings in the Castle and then let us explore on our own. He then took us along the Royal Mile and other spots explaining the history of various buildings. He gave us a quick tour of New Town and left us with some great recommendations for dinner. A lovely tour!
Jane Lundquist

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