Secrets of the Royal Mile & Edinburgh Castle: Walking Tour + Skip The Line

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Duration: 2h15min
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The taste of haggis, the sound of bagpipes, and a looming castle on a hill - Scotland's capital has it all! Uncover Edinburgh's secrets on a guided walk through its historic streets, then skip the line to Edinburgh Castle for the lowdown on its residents - past and present.


What's included

135-minute guided walking tour of Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Mile

Small group with an English-speaking guide

Skip-the-line entrance to Edinburgh Castle

What's not included

Audio guide (available for Edinburgh Castle for an extra fee in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Japanese, and Chinese)

The minimum age for this tour is 5

The tour is in English


Show your smartphone ticket to the guide at the starting point. The guides wear an orange name badge and a black cloak and stand at the Mercat Cross

The tour will end at the main entrance of Edinburgh Castle (Edinburgh Castle esplanade). You may roam Edinburgh Castle at your own leisure


Please do not consume alcohol before the walking tour

Make sure to wear comfortable shoes and clothes


How to get there

Edinburgh Castle

Castlehill, EH1 2NG