Free tour

Historic Free Tour of Edinburgh. Essential

Duration: 2h
Languages: English
Quality Verified Registered on May 03, 2021

Do you want to do the best Tours in Scotland? Well this is your place. After several years working in the tourism sector for leading companies in different locations in the UK, I decided to embark on this adventure and create “We are Scotland”, from where we do walking tours of Stirling, Edinburgh and Glasgow. This project was born from work, humility and experience in order to make people who visit Scotland feel part of its history and its legends, together with a team of experienced guides passionate about history that will make you want to return. to this wonderful country.

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
    This tour allows payment by electronic means or credit card

Tour description

Edinburgh has become one of the most beautiful cities in Europe.

We will know the history of this medieval city, with more than 3000 years, from the first tribes that populated it, the Picts, to the men in skirts. We will talk about its most important buildings, such as St. Giles Cathedral, or Edinburgh Castle. We will walk through its most emblematic streets, such as the Royal Mile , or Victoria Street .

We will visit the sculpture of the puppy Bobby , which is next to the Greyfriars cemetery, where many mysteries and legends are hidden, and some paranormal activity. Part of the Harry Potter book was written in Edinburgh and its writer, JK Rowling, used the inspiration graveyard, join us to discover where she wrote and what she used as inspiration for her novels.

With so many centuries of history , the capital of Scotland is rich in history and legends. You cannot miss this incredible visit to Edinburgh.

In this free tour we will visit:

  • Historical introduction to Edinburgh
  • Royal Mile
  • Victoria Street
  • Grassmarket
  • Greyfriars Cemetery
  • Bobby dog
  • Mysteries about Harry Potter
  • Mackenzie and paranormal activity
  • National Museum of Scotland
  • Writers Museum
  • St. Giles Cathedral
  • Presbyterianism
  • david hume
  • Public executions
  • Maggie Dickson
  • Heart of Midlothian
  • Mercat Cross
  • Fringe Festival

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Highlights

What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    369 High St, Edinburgh EH1, UK
    369 High St, Edinburgh EH1, UK
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    We will be at 351 High Street (Royal Mile), opposite St. Giles’ Cathedral with BLACK UMBRELLA

  • 1
    Outside visit
    old-town
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Royal Mile
  • 3
    Outside visit
    St Giles' Cathedral
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Writers' Museum
  • 5
    Outside visit
    grassmarket
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Greyfriars Bobby Statue
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Greyfriars Kirkyard

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Jordan 28 Mar 2023
Nashville

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Travelled alone - Mar 2023
Jule was engaging and energetic right from the start. Our group was a little quiet but she still brought her A game and provided great stories about Edinburgh. Good length of tour and would definitely recommend her again.
Hoa Mi 27 Mar 2023
Munich

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2023
Informative and entertaining tour. We have very enjoyed it 👍
Izzy 25 Mar 2023
Maidstone

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2023
Both me and my brother attended this tour and both found it so interesting and informative. Our guide Adam was so knowledgeable and kept everyone captivated and involved along the tour. All of the locations we visited were fascinating. I would highly recommend to anyone visiting Edinburgh!
Linda 25 Mar 2023
London

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Travelled alone - Mar 2023
Excellent I learned and laughed...so much fun I forgot to feel the cold. Thanks for a very entertaining afternoon Sonia. 😀
Kristin 23 Mar 2023
Berlin

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Travelled alone - Mar 2023
This was my third GuruWalk tour in the UK this week and it was pretty weak compared to the other two: Not very much relevant content, there was no coherence between the information and the guide didn't seem very interested in/ focused on his own tour. Wouldn't recommend it.
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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Accepts reservations up to 10 people.
Pets
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 4 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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