Spotlight: Old Town

The most in-depth walking tour of Edinburgh's oldest corners

Available Privately

Family Friendly Walking Tour History Art


  • Visit the most popular spots in of Edinburgh's Old Town
  • Enjoy an insightful tour taking in the sights and sounds
  • Discover how the city was first built up on the rocky volcanic landscape

What Nick says
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.

"Edinburgh's Old Town is crammed with famous spots and most tours simply gloss over them for long enough to capture a snap on your smartphone. But not this one. Led by a local architect, who reveals iconic landmarks and even more hidden corners to bring to life how the city took shape, this insightful walking tour includes St. Giles' Cathedral, Victoria Terrace, Signet Library and the most picturesque alleyways and closes. Even the lunch stop - surrounded by the Corinthian column of the Colonnades - is impressive."


- English speaking guides 

Other important info: 

Lunch not included.

This tour runs in all weathers.

Meeting point supplied upon booking. 

Refunds and changes: permitted with at least 48 hours notice.

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

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