Time Travel

Discover the origins of the city on this ‘Ancient Edinburgh’ walking tour

Available Privately

Family Friendly Walking Tour History


  • Tour the city with our knowledgeable tour guide and archaeologist
  • Take a stroll through the origins of the city
  • Find out the history, from the Ice Age through to today

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Nick Boulos is one of Britain’s leading travel writers. Read more Nick Boulos is a multi award-winning travel writer and editor and the founder of MakeMyDay. He has spent more than ten years writing for the world’s leading publications including the Sunday Times, Washington Post, National Geographic and the Guardian.

"'To truly understand Edinburgh, you have to go back to the beginning. The very beginning,’ said my guide at the very start of this fascinating stroll that focuses on the origins of the city. Charting its story from the end of the Ice Age to modern day, it reveals why this particularly dramatic location was chosen and how the city later took shape. Led by an expert guide - a working archaeologist, no less – this 1.5mile stroll takes in the Castle Esplanade, the Royal Mile and Grassmarket, and also explains the geological changes (everything from volcanic plugs and glaciers) that paved the way for the city that stands today."


- English speaking guides

Other important info:

This tour runs in all weathers.

Meeting point supplied upon booking.

Refunds and changes: no refunds permitted but date changes are allowed with at least 72 hours notice.

This tour is also available privately at a time and date to suit you. Please contact us: hello@makemyday.travel

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