About this tour
Experience the real Edinburgh on this Alternative tour as you escape from the usual touristic hang outs.
Full of history, culture & an endless amount of quirky facts, you will visit film locations from Trainspotting to the Avengers, stunning pop art/murals, bizarre landmarks and much more as we uncover everything secret Edinburgh has to offer. Beginning at our police box located centrally on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile (unbelievably the most expensive piece of property per square foot in the UK!) your enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide will take you through parts of the old town before leading you on into our city’s new town – you will hear some alternative history of these areas and visit some statues/buildings that people usually miss.
You will then be led down into Leith, a usually non-touristy area full of culture, art and amazing history. After visiting various locations in Leith, the tour will end at the bottom where you can grab one of the frequent bus services back into town. This tour stops mid-way at a local arts centre for a 20 minute break where you can grab an affordable hot or refreshing drink (at your own expense).