Free tour

The “Old” Edinburgh (Essential)

Duration: 2h
Languages: English, Spanish
Guru: Melanie
Registered on October 29, 2021

"Take me home, take me to Scotland" Scotland is one of the most beautiful countries in the world full of castles, lakes and islands. Hundreds of important battles have occurred in Scotland that have influenced the history of the world. Scotland is the ancestral home of the Celts and legends like the Loch Ness Monster. Scotland is the country that has inspired some of the most popular stories in the world such as Harry Potter and has been the setting for its important films and series such as Outlander. Scotland is our home, the place where we have raised a family and the place that has allowed us to do what we like the most: Telling the story of this beautiful country and showing it to you.

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

If you want to discover what the magical old town of Edinburgh hides, this is your tour. As we walk through the most emblematic and famous streets of the city, I will tell you all the stories behind each square, monument or tomb.
 You'll learn all about Scotland's most famous dog and where JK Rowling was inspired to write the world's most popular book series: Harry Potter.

What are we going to visit?

  • Saint Giles Cathedral (We start from here)
  • Royal Mile
  • Victoria Street - "Diagon Alley"
  • Greyfriars (Bobby Dog Cemetery and Story)
  • The place where Harry Potter was born
  • the real hogwarts
  • National Museum of Scotland

 Minimum 4 people for each tour
 Book a day in advance since I don't live in Edinburgh, but I have to go there, thank you very much. See you in the most medieval city in the world!

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  • Meeting point:
    High St, Edinburgh EH1 1RE, UK
    High St, Edinburgh EH1 1RE, UK
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    I'll be in the cathedral dressed in some Tartan garment

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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Laura Esther 25 Feb 2023

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Travelled in group - Feb 2023
El día no ayudo mucho ya que estaba lloviendo. Pero la pareja lo hicieron genial, explicaron todo muy detalladamente y de una manera funny. No obstante cuando terminó tuvieron la ayuda de mandarte lugares a donde podías ir asequible para cualquier bolsillo. Encantada del tour, más de lo que esperaba. Muchísimas gracias
Rebeca 05 Feb 2023

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Travelled in group - Feb 2023
Muy bien explicado todo, muy simpáticos, nos recomendaron sitios para ir a visitar tras el tour y nos aconsejaron sitios para ir a comer, visitar, cosas típicas para comer, nos hicieron fotos con cámara profesional, súper bien!
Dominga 03 Feb 2023

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Travelled in couple - Feb 2023
Increible experiencia! Muy amorosos e interesantes. Muy recomendado! Lo pasamos muy bien!
Ana dalessio 01 Feb 2023
Buenos Aires

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Travelled in group - Jan 2023
Excelente tour. Cumplió y superó mis expectativas
Lola 13 May 2022

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Travelled in group - May 2022
Super bien con Melanie, muy interesante lo que cuenta y muy cercana
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour requires 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.

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