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Address: Edinburgh EH8 8AA, Scotland
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Tours leave at 11am and 2pm everyday from the Royal Mile near the Tron...

Tours leave at 11am and 2pm everyday from the Royal Mile near the Tron Kirk. For information about additional summer times and other tours please visit our website using the link above.Connecting great guides with smart travelers, we believe in supporting our local communities and are committed to giving a voice to self-employed guides who have chosen Edinburgh as their home. By ensuring that every guide represents our unique style of mixing history and story-telling while maintaining their own personality and flair, we've become one of the most popular tour companies in the world. Helping superb independent guides connect with thousands of travelers a day, we provide these local freelancers the possibility to inform and entertain you, and they employ us to spread the news about this great concept.

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Fantastic, free and loads of fun!!

Edinburgh is a small city with all the tourist spots at walking distance from each other. The free walking tour was a great way to cover all the places in about 2-2.5 hours and... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Edinburgh is a small city with all the tourist spots at walking distance from each other. The free walking tour was a great way to cover all the places in about 2-2.5 hours and to get to know the city's history and architecture in a fun and interesting manner. Australian David was an amazing guide- his humour, energy and knowledge... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My partner and I are so glad we decided to go on this tour! Our guide, Angus, was very outgoing and funny, making the entire 2 hours really enjoyable (everyone laughed a lot!). We especially liked that the tour was based on historical events and Scottish folklore rather than ghost stories. Angus was very knowledgable and we learned many interesting... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Absolutely fantastic walking tour with Jen!! She was incredibly entertaining and hilarious and went out of her way to make everyone feel comfortable and welcome on the tour (including a baby and a dog!). Everything she had to say was interesting and enjoyable. Overall she's one of the best tour guides I've had in a long time. Plus she gives... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our tour guide, Josh was fantastic. He was very straight forward and funny. He actually gave us a great overview of the old town of Edinburgh. Great experience. I always choose new europe free tour guide wherever I go.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Having only arrived in Edinburgh this morning, and with only 48 hrs in the city, I thought taking a tour would be the best way to get to know the city quickly. Our tour guide was Angus, a friendly, very informed and entertaining guy, and he really brought the tour to life. I throughly enjoyed the tour - Edinburgh is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Myself and my friend are just back from 2 days in Edinburgh, on Saturday night we went on a walking tour with Angus. He was a brilliant tour guide, very knowledgeable and very funny. I would definitely recommend this tour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Took the tour with our family of 7, plus 2 dogs. As it's a walking (outside) tour, there weren't any problems, and we had a really great time. Robert James took us, and was certainly well versed in. It only the history of Edinburgh and Scotland, but Britain as a whole. Great guy, and very personable. Would recommend to everyone!... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wonderful experience, Ben has been an amazing guide and thanks to his knowledge we visited Edinburgh hidden treasures. Edinburgh is more enjoyable if you experience it with a friendly Scottish guy! The walk has been one of the best memories we keep from our holiday! Thank you Ben! :)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've visited Edinburgh many times but never taken the time to learn anything about it's history as i've never been much of a history buff. Finally got persuaded to take part in this tour, and very glad i did. James's style made the whole tour very engaging, and extremely funny. there was a good mixture of the historical figures everyone's... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went on a tour with Greg twice. Fantastic tour guide. Knows his stuff and and absolute charmer. Would easily recommend. Fantastic tour. Can sing!! Also did a tour with Angus. He to was fantastic. Good people person and very knowledgeable of Edinburgh. Would certainly recommend these tours.

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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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