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Secrets of the Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle Tour, Edinburgh

  • Follow your feet and discover Edinburgh’s treasure of historic gems
  • Enjoy a tour around the famous Edinburgh Castle
  • Travel down the closes, wynds and courtyards and learn tales of culture, crime and politics
  • Discover old characters of the area including ‘Half Hangit Maggie’ and the infamous Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

This historic city tour will have you venturing down the Royal Mile and will teach you what the guidebooks do not.

Admire the spectacular architecture of Edinburgh’s old town, including the splendour of Scotland’s original parliament building.  Learn why Scots spit on the stoney heart on the Royal Mile and why the oldest equestrian statue, shocked the ladies when it was first positioned on the Royal Mile.  Then enjoy a guided tour of Edinburgh Castle and witness fantastic views from the castle esplanade.

Your tour guide brings the stories to life with humour and passion, exploring the old town with one of our experts really brings old Edinburgh alive!


2 hours 15 mins

Height Restriction

No minimum height

No maximum height

Wheelchair Friendly


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No maximum weight

Weather Dependent

Outdoor - No

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This experience is not suitable for spectators

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No Animals Allowed

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Wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather

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About the provider

Mercat Tours, Mercat Cross, Edinburgh

Mercat Cross,
Royal Mile,
United Kingdom

Founded in 1985, Mercat Tours are well established tour company set in the heart of Edinburgh. Visitors to the city, traditionally went to the Mercat Cross on the High Street, to seek local information and so it was decided all their tours would begin here and in turn the company would be named after it! They offer a brilliant range of fascinating history and eerie ghost tours, above and below the ancient streets of Edinburgh…
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