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Edinburgh and Scottish History

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EDINBURGH HISTORY, MURDER AND MYSTERIES IN THE OLD TOWN - with a traditional sweets tasting

Description: 

To the illegal pub underground, 

Edinburgh 

SCOTLAND 

Climb Castle Hill during this 2h tour with our expert guide and immerse yourself in the history of Edinburgh's Old Town, step by step. On this tour, discover the hidden gems and closes of the historic centre, follow in the footsteps of Mary Stuart from Hollyrood Palace to the medieval fortress, and step into the history of the Scottish monarchy and the daily life of its inhabitants. Discover anecdotes and meet the characters who have fueled the city's tales and rumors..

During your tour, try traditional Scottish sweets - it's important to not only see, but also taste our beautiful country!

Tour Highlights:

  1. Royal Mile: Begin your adventure by HolyRood Palace, before heading up the iconic Royal Mile, a medieval thoroughfare brimming with historical significance. Hear stories of the bustling marketplace, royal processions, and the events that shaped Edinburgh's vibrant Old Town.

  2. St. Giles' Cathedral: Immerse yourself in the sacred ambiance of St. Giles' Cathedral, an architectural masterpiece and a spiritual focal point. Explore its stunning interior and learn about the pivotal role it played in Scotland's religious history.

  3. Closes and Wynds: Venture into the hidden closes and wynds, narrow alleys that conceal secrets from Edinburgh's past. Feel the echoes of medieval life as you navigate these atmospheric passageways.

  4. Canongate Kirkyard: Explore the haunting beauty of Canongate Kirkyard, a cemetery steeped in history. Encounter tales of notable figures and terrible murders

Inclusions :   

  • 2h Private Guided tour

  • Assortment of Scottish sweets

Price: 

  • 1 guest - £175 per person

  • 2 guests - £88 pp

  • 3 guests - £58 pp

  • 4 guests - £44 pp

  • 5 guests - £35 pp

  • 6 guests - £29 pp

  • 7+ guests - £25 pp

 

Dress code: 

Wear warm clothes and comfortable shoes. Cloaks, and kilts are of course welcome! 

Raincoats or umbrellas are recommended. 

 

What to bring with you? 

Bring your confirmation, in your phone or printed to be checked by the guide  

 

Departure Meeting point: 

In front of Scottish Parliament Building, Edinburgh, EH99 1SP

 

Additional Info: 

Look-out for our guides, you can’t miss them, they will be wearing a green cape and/or a costume! 

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