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The Alternative Edinburgh Tour

Tour Highlights

  • Avoid the typical tourist traps
  • Discover Edinburgh's secrets
  • Film locations
  • Alternative history and culture

Know before you go

  • Duration: 2 hours 30 mins
  • Weather Dependent: Outdoor - Yes
  • Spectators: This experience is suitable for spectators
  • Animals Allowed: All Animals Allowed
  • This product is covered by the Experee Guarantee

Full Description

Experience the real Edinburgh on this Alternative tour as you escape from the usual touristic hangouts. 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 (incedently 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 cities new town - you will hear some alternative history of these areas and visit some statues/buildings that people usually miss. You will then be lead down into Leith, a usually un-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.

Departure / meeting point

Starting point of the tour is at:
Old Police Box,
9 Hunter Square,
Royal Mile,
Edinburgh,
EH1 1QS,
United Kingdom

The Alternative tour stops mid-way at a local arts centre for a 20 minute break where you can grab an affordable hot or refreshing drink.

Children have to be accompanied by an adult.

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About the provider

City of Edinburgh Tours, Old Police Box Ticket Office

Old Police Box,
9 Hunter Square,
Royal Mile,
Edinburgh,
EH1 1QS,
United Kingdom

Wheelchair Friendly
No
Toilet facilities
No
Parking
No
Train transport

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