About this tour
If you’e a fan of Edinburgh’s unique history this tour is simply a must do.
Join us for a 3-4 hour walk which covers two historic graveyards (Greyfriars and Canongate), two parliament buildings, St Giles Cathedral, Holyrood Palace and even a section of the Old Town’s famous underground. Beyond these fantastic sights though, this tour will explore what it was like to actually live in this city throughout its history. Learn about the great inventors, philosophers, writers, but also infamous rogues, vagabonds and bodysnatchers associated with this city. Discover the real life origins of some of the most well known characters of English literature, Ebenezeer Scrooge, Robinson Crusoe, Sherlock Holmes and many more. Your tour will be led by an experienced guide with a PhD in Scottish history. We can accommodate lunch/tea breaks as part of the tour.