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Royal Mile Guided Walking Tour in Edinburgh

  • In-depth historical tour of Edinburgh's Royal Mile
  • Guide commentary enhances the experience 
  • Small group of 10 people means personalized attention and a chance to ask questions
Royal Mile Guided Walking Tour in Edinburgh
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Morning DepartureMost Popular
A guided walk of up to 3 hours (subject to your requirements) around the centre of Edinburgh with Stuart or Richard Usher. Start time 10.00am
Afternoon Departure
A guided walk of up to 3 hours (subject to your requirements) around the centre of Edinburgh with Stuart or Richard Usher. Start time 2pm
Evening Departure summer only
A guided walk of up to 2 hours (subject to your requirements) around the centre of Edinburgh with Stuart or Richard Usher. Start time 6pm

Edinburgh's Royal Mile is a must-see, and there's no better way to check this landmark off your list than on a guided walking tour. As you explore, listen to in-depth commentary on famous former residents and discover hidden areas you may have missed if exploring alone. A small group limited to 10 guarantees personalized attention from your guide. Plus, traveling on foot means you'll have access to narrow streets and closes unreachable by traditional tour vehicles. 

What to Expect

Meet your guide and small group outside of Usher Hall in central Edinburgh in advance of your tour time. When booking, you can choose a morning or afternoon tour to suit your schedule.

Take off down the famous Royal Mile with your guide in the lead. Don't worry about maps or directions, as you'll have expert guidance and you can just focus on the scenery and learning about the city's history. Please note that the route and itinerary can be amended depending on the group's desires.

As you stroll, get a history lesson on Scotland's famous minds, including thinkers, writers, poets, and inventors. These include Deacon Brodie, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Alexander Graham Bell, Robert Burns, David Hume, and Sir Water Scott.

Visit some of Edinburgh's famous closes, or private alleyways, where some famous residents lived, and the St. Giles Cathedral.

End up at The Mound, from where you can explore further.

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1 - 5 of 106 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago
Interesting and Fun Tour

There were only five of us in the group and Richard remembered all our names within ten minutes of the Tour starting. The pace was just right, not tiring at all, and we thoroughly enjoyed the stories and anecdotes Richard related about the landmarks we...More

Thank Sharm77
Reviewed 3 days ago
A lovely experience

I really enjoyed getting to know Edinburgh this way. i tas very entertaining and I learnt a lot about Scottish history which I love.

Thank Rosa Cecilia G
Reviewed 4 days ago
Captivating Storyteller

My husband and I took several tours during our 2-week trip to Ireland and Scotland last spring, and this one was BY FAR the best. They limit the number of participants to ten (our group had just six), which is essential to be able to...More

Thank Kimberly W
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
The best walking tour ever

My husband and I travel often especially in the UK and Europe. This was by far the most informative and interesting tour we have taken. Richard is following his father’s tradition with stories and humor that make history come alive. Received many great tips on...More

Thank Martina A
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Excellent Tour

My Husband and I had the privilege of having Richard as our guide through Edinburgh. Richard was exceptionally knowledgeable, a gracious gentleman, and an excellent Storyteller. We thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon. In the end we decided this was one of the best tours we have...More

Thank Karen L
Stuart U, Owner at Edinburgh Guided Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Karen Thank you very much for your marvellous Review. It is very nice to read such praise of my Son. He is doing a wonderful job and he, like myself, thoroughly enjoys guiding our Clients from many different countries around our ancient city of...More

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Judith B
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It’ll be fine, just meet Richard at the time you have booked for .