The Royal Mile
Outside the Palace of Holyrood
This guided tour lasts 3 hours in which we will try to fall in love with the old town of Edinburgh and its main route, you will discover the secrets that the tourists at first sight cannot see.
You will explore the Royal Mile, the most emblematic street of Scotland's capital, Edinburgh, and the main artery of the Old City. It has witnessed both the hardest moments in the history of Edinburgh and its rebirth to become what it is today. You will have an interesting walking tour, full of curiosities, stories and anecdotes about this iconic road.
Your guide will answer question like Who were the cadies? Where did Queen Mary Stuart take her baths? What is the most important object in Scotland and where can it be visited? What is the house that speaks? Why is there a cobblestone heart in the middle of this street? What does the Royal Mile have to do with the hunting and burning of witches?
Also, you will learn how the inhabitants of Edinburgh lived, especially during the Middle Ages, where the confines of the city reached, and you will even cross the end of the world.
You will cross this street from one end to another and learn magnificent details about ancient buildings and their residents; from the pride of Scotland (Edinburgh Castle) to the Renaissance Palace of Holyrood, including the beautiful Edinburgh Cathedral and the controversial building of the Scottish Parliament, symbol of the modern architecture of the country.
In addition, you will visit some of the historic "closes" (or alleys) that make the Royal Mile a unique place in the world. The tour will begin and end outside the Palace of Holyrood.
Tour Tickets (may vary by date)
|Adults (P/P)||12.00 (GBP)|
|Children (5 to 12 years old)||10.00 (GBP)|
|Seniors (60+)||10.00 (GBP)|
|Student (w/ID)||10.00 (GBP)|
- Guided tour.
- If you come with a group of at least 6 adults, you will have an automatic discount of 5% of the standard price of this tour.
If you cancel 10 days or more in advance: full refund except deposit and expenses derived from the return costs if applicable (for example, bank fees if paid through bank transfer).
If cancelled with 7-9 days in advance: 50% refund except deposit and expenses derived from the return costs if applicable (for example, bank fees if paid through bank transfer).
If cancelled 6 days or less in advance: No refund.
There may be other derivative expenses, for example, although not limited, if tickets have been purchased for tourist attractions on behalf of the client that do not allow return.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is this tour done walking?
Yes. This tour is done on foot. However, it is designed to be performed by anyone (regardless of physical condition or age). If you have any health problems and are not sure, please contact us and we will advise you.
I want to do this tour, but I also want to enter Edinburgh Castle with the guide. Can I hire everything together?
Yes. You can make a private and customized tour to combine the "Secrets of the Royal Mile" tour with the guided tour of Edinburgh Castle (in which case the total duration of the tour would be 4.5 hours). The price will depend on the desired date and the number of people. Please, check with us through our email (email@example.com).
If it rains or the weather is bad, will the tour be cancelled?
No. The tour will always take place even if it's raining. Only the tour would be cancelled because of extraordinary circumstances (hurricanes, storms, heavy snowfalls, serious cases of political instability, etc ...) in which case you would be informed as far in advance as possible.