Free tour

Secrets of Edinburgh's Old Town

Duration: 1h and 45min
Languages: English
Guru: Brian
Quality Verified Registered on December 09, 2019

Hello, my name is Brian and I've been guiding in Edinburgh, Scotland and London for 15 years and very much enjoy showing this fabulous city of Edinburgh to the world. I spent 11 years working at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Queens Official Residence in Scotland, before studying in London for a year to gain a Special Diploma in Tour Guiding. Today, my focus is on Edinburgh and Scotland and I love learning more about this beautiful city and country.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • 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

Hello to you all. My name is Brian and I welcome you to Edinburgh, Scotland's capital. I would like to introduce and show you the Secrets of Edinburgh's Old Town!!! The big companies will show you the normal subjects. Castle, Church, Palace. I will take you underneath what you see and tell you of an Edinburgh of the past that barely gets talked about.

What is in this walking tour? 

  • The site of the Palace of Mary, Queen of Scot's mother
  • The Scottish Jane Austen
  • The hospital of one of Scotland's first female doctors. 
  • The home of modern Jewish Edinburgh. 
  • The inspiration of Robert Louis Stevenson's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and an ALOT MORE!!!! 

The tour ends just off the Royal Mile, minutes from attractions such as Edinburgh Castle, St. Giles Cathedral, and King Charles Palace of Holyroodhouse. 

Come to Edinburgh, and enjoy the big sites but after this tour walk away with enjoyment and knowledge of much more that will make you want to come back again and enjoy this city. 

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  • Meeting point:
    Parliament Square, Edinburgh EH1 1RF, UK
    Parliament Square, Edinburgh EH1 1RF, UK
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    I will be outside the Cafe Nero coffee shop with green Dr Marten boots and an umbrella looking forward to welcoming you.

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

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Travelled alone - Mar 2023
Guru walk said Brian would have an umbrella and green Dr Martens. But didn’t have either. And no name badge to show that you are a tour guide. The information was weak and not super informative. It felt like we were guiding the tour at times (asking us where we wanted to go). Left early since didn’t seem to be learning anything. Learned more about his personal life than Edinburgh. Would recommend a different tour in Edinburgh with Jule from Scotland Tours
Ignacio 08 Feb 2023

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Travelled alone - Feb 2023
A very positive experience. Brian gives you unknown details of the city.
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Who is this tour for?

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

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people 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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