Edinburgh Castle plus Old & New Towns or Castle & Royal Mile Private Tour (4.5 hrs)


Tour Number

Activity Level



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


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 8



English (fluent)

A half day walking tour with your own private guide

This private walking tour with your own local guide takes you into the world famous Edinburgh castle and unveils its history and highlights, and with time for you to go explore further for yourself, then into the old town(auld toon)with its dark closes and ancient history, then in stark contrast into a more modern, enlightened and commercial Edinburgh its classical Georgian New Town, or a walk down the famous Royal Mile.


Here are some of the highlights to be seen on your journey -
Edinburgh Castle
Parts of the Old town - Royal Mile
Museums(from the outside)
St Giles Cathedral(from the outside)
Down some of the Old town closes(alleys)to see behind the scenes
Writers Museum
Daivd Hume Statue
Parts of the New Town - Art Galleries (from the outside)
The Mound
Princes Street Gardens
George Street
The Dome
St Andrews Square

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: The meeting point will be by arrangement.

I will be wearing either tartan trousers or a kilt.

End location: The tour ending point will be by arrangement.

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Duration: 4 hours 30 min.

What’s Included

A walking highlights tour of the castle by Historic Scotland trained guide, then an opportunity to explore the castle for yourself. I will be available to help you. My services as your personal tour guide for an old & new towns of Edinburgh tour.

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

The tour cost does not cover admission to the castle. You will need to buy tickets for the Castle. refreshments, guide books are extra.

A Recent Review of this tour

We had a fantastic day out with Peter. He is very knowledgeable and humorous too. His flexibility during changing weather conditions was very much appreciated. We would recommend him for any tour.
Manuel Bauer

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