Essential Edinburgh Free Tour with A World Famous Dog

Duration: 2h
Languages: English
Quality Verified Registered on July 29, 2023

We offer unique walking tours of Edinburgh with our beloved dog Rowie at the ❤️ of it. Your four legged tour guide will lead you through the magical streets of Edinburgh, as we share our incredible history and give you our own personal recommendations. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
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Tour description

Are you ready to fall in love with Edinburgh on this top rated walking tour with a world famous dog by your side? 🐶🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

There is no better way to get to know Edinburgh than by experiencing this unique walking tour with a professional local guide.

Have you heard the legend of Greyfriars Bobby? Back in the 1800s, this world famous Edinburgh dog sat by his master’s grave for 14 years in an astounding display of loyalty. 🐕🪦

There is no scientific evidence to back this up but we think our dog Rowie could be Greyfriars Bobby’s great, great, great, great, great (with a few more greats) granddaughter! ❤️

At Bobby’s Tours, we blend our incredible history with our own personal recommendations. We believe this is the best way to get to know our magnificent city.  

What to expect from your tour: 

  • Check out St Giles Cathedral, our 900 year old church. ⛪️ 
  • Learn of Deacon Brodie, a notorious thief and the inspiration for a Robert Louis Stevenson classic. 📖 
  • Relish in a verse of a traditional Scottish song by our national poet, Robert Burns. 🎻
  • Take in the views of Edinburgh castle and learn of its varied past, from royals to witchcraft. 🏰
  • Your Tour Guide will share their own recommendations for local Scottish delicacies. 🥃 
  • Harry Potter fans will enjoy wandering down Victoria Street or as we call it, Diagon Alley.  🧙‍♂️ 
  • Finally, you will hear the tale of Greyfriars Bobby, Edinburgh’s most famous dog. 🐕🪦

We can't wait to welcome you to our beautiful city!


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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    34 Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh EH1 2QE...
    34 Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh EH1 2QE, UK
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    I will meet you next to the Greyfriars Bobby Statue outside the Greyfriars Bobby Pub. Look out for my FREE TOUR umbrella and scruffy little black dog!

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Royal Mile

    Our high street, with many famous sights from Edinburgh Castle to Holyrood Palace.

  • 2
    Outside visit
    St Giles Cathedral

    Our 900 year old Cathedral in the beating heart of the Old Town.

  • 3
    Outside visit
    Writers Museum

    Learn about some of our most influential writers.

  • 4
    Outside visit
    Victoria Street

    Welcome to Diagon Alley.

  • 5
    Outside visit

    A vibrant street with many great pubs but the place most famous for public executions.

  • 6
    Outside visit
    Greyfriars Kirkyard

    A famous graveyard with history relating to Harry Potter, gravedigging and the world's most iconic dog.

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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alan 19 May 2024

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Travelled in group - May 2024
Very knowledge able, fun to listen to and talk to. His tour was better than we hoped to enjoy. Highly recommend him plus his fantastic lovable dog partner
Daphne 19 May 2024

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Travelled in group - May 2024
Enthusiastic guide, sweet dog! We enjoyed his song.
Florence 19 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Calum was an excellent guide with great knowledge and interesting about Edinburgh to share! Totally fun walk especially with Rowie. Highly recommended
Chang 18 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Such a lovely and memorable tour 5/5!
Sophie 17 May 2024

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Travelled in group - May 2024
We had an amazing time with Calum and Rowie! Thank you so much :)
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 20 people.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 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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