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Top Sights of Edinburgh; a Local Guide

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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Experience hosted by Amy

2 hours
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

See the top attractions in Edinburgh with a local guide and discover hidden gems to explore during your trip.

Hosting two UNESCO world heritage sights and more listed buildings than anywhere else in the world, Edinburgh is a city rich in culture and history. With so much to do, it can be difficult to know where to start. But not to worry - John is here to help. A well-reviewed local guide with a deep love of his city, John will take you on a whistle stop tour of Edinburgh’s best sites and attractions and introduce you to some of his favourite spots.

Starting at Edinburgh Castle, John will lead you down the Royal Mile and through Edinburgh’s Old Town towards the Scottish Parliament building and Holyrood Park. You will walk the same streets as activists, poets, criminals, and royalty, and learn about the events which have shaped the city. Then, as you briefly escape the bustle of Edinburgh’s city centre, breathe in the crisp air of Holyrood Park and discover how Edinburgh began.

During the tour, John will be giving plenty of local recommendations, from activities and little-known haunts to restaurants and pubs. He loves sharing his local knowledge, so feel free to ask him lots of questions!

This tour has been modified to keep you safe during COVID-19. Expect the same magical tour, but with smaller group sizes, social distancing, face coverings and (more) crowd-free stops.
See the top attractions in Edinburgh with a local guide and discover hidden gems to explore during your trip.

Hosting two UNESCO world heritage sights and more listed buildings than anywhere else in the world, Edinburgh is a city rich in culture and history. With so much to do, it can be difficult to know where to start. But not to worry - John is here to help. A well-reviewed local guide with a deep love of his city, John will take y…

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Wed, Jan 27
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
$21 per person
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Fri, Jan 29
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
$21 per person
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Sat, Jan 30
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
$21 per person
$21 per person

Meet your host, Amy

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Hi, we're John and Amy!

John (your guide) is an Edinburgh-based actor and tour guide with a passion for Scotland's history and folklore. Since getting his BA in Performance from Scotland's leading drama school, he has spent the last five years working as tour guide, sharing stories of Edinburgh's history and culture with people from all over the world. From Edinburgh's gruesome history to the mythology and folklore or Arthur's Seat, if you want to learn about Edinburgh and get great local recommendations, John is your man.

Amy is a qualified theatre and event manager and a history buff. She runs over 15 walking tours across Oxford, London, and Edinburgh (including this one) to raise money for charity.

It's our pleasure to show you the well-known and hidden gems Edinburgh has to offer.
Hi, we're John and Amy!

John (your guide) is an Edinburgh-based actor and tour guide with a passion for Scotland's history and folklore. Since getting his BA in Performance from Scotland's leading drama school, he has spent the last five years working as tour guide, sharing stories of Edinburgh's history and culture with people from all over the world. From Edinburgh's gruesome history to the mythology and folklore or Arthur's Seat, if you want to learn about Edinburgh and get great l…
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We are Child.org. We are a bunch of people dedicated to one thing and one thing only: building a world where every child has an equal opportunity. From enabling mums to access the support they need throughout their pregnancy to linking schools up to vital services to keep children healthy and learning, we do what works. Check out our Health Start and Baby Box programmes on our website.

This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Child.org.

Where you'll be

We will be visiting major attractions in Edinburgh Old and New Town, including: Edinburgh Castle - Royal Mile - St Giles' Cathedral - Greyfriar's Kirkyard - Camera Obscura - Edinburgh Dungeons - National Museum of Scotland - Scott Monument - Several Galleries - Scottish Parliament - Holyrood Park - Palace of Holyrood House.

1 review

Mitchell
August 2020
This tour really drew on a personal touch to Edinburgh and made us at ease with the city we are visiting. John’s exuberance and personality really brightened up the tour and kept it energised. COVID-19 restrictions definitely limited entrance and movement to places, but this is easing it seems, so John adapted as we went along. Proceeds go to a charity (Child.org) so glad to have taken this tour - and would recommend to any person visiting for the first time. Mitch and Leila
This tour really drew on a personal touch to Edinburgh and made us at ease with the city we are visiting. John’s exuberance and personality really brightened up the tour and kept i…

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    10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    $21 per person
  • Fri, Jan 29
    10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    $21 per person
  • Sat, Jan 30
    10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    $21 per person
  • Wed, Feb 3
    10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    $21 per person
  • Fri, Feb 5
    10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    $21 per person
  • Sat, Feb 6
    10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    $21 per person
  • Wed, Feb 10
    10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    $21 per person
  • Fri, Feb 12
    10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    $21 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

What to bring

Comfortable walking shoes

A raincoat or umbrella