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Registered in Scotland I SC 454482
28/2 Bridge Road, Edinburgh, EH13 0LQ
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EXCELLENT TOUR Robert has an encyclopedic knowledge of the history of Edinburgh. His enthusiasm is contagious and we spent a wonderful day seeing the whole center city with him. It was the highlight of our trip… TripAdvisor review by VerlaineMac 9/2019

HISTORY MADE ENTERTAINING

RATED 5
ON TRIPADVISOR
JOIN US ON OUR
MOST POPULAR GUIDED WALK
“The past is brought vividly to life through a combination of Robert's experienced story telling, with visual aides which tell the remarkable story of the buildings, people and events of his beloved city. The best spent two hours of a packed weekend for these two first-time visitors.” Paul D - TripAdvisor review - 23/1/2018

OLD TOWN TOUR

Come and explore the oldest part of Edinburgh’s UNESCO World Heritage Site on our enthralling guided walk. This two-hour history tour will immerse you in the fascinating history of Scotland’s capital city and will take you through some of the most interesting streets and closes in the city. We’ll look at famous historical figures such as Greyfriars Bobby, Deacon Brodie, Mary, Queen of Scots, the murderers Burke and Hare and many others. Our archive images will show you how some of the locations as they once looked. This is our most popular walk and has a five-star rating on Tripadvisor.
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WELCOME TO OUR

EDINBURGH HISTORY BLOG

OLD TOWN PRIVATE TOUR

Our private version of this popular guided walk gives you the same route and stories as our scheduled tour, but comes with all the convenience and personal touches you’d expect from a private walk with our company. Get in touch with us us now for availability and to secure your preferred date. Prices start at £60 for a group of up to six people.
Some of the places we visit on our different tours.

YOUR PERSONALISED PRIVATE TOUR

If you are looking for a very special private tour, one which covers locations or stories which are of particular interest to your group, we are here to deliver! We can tailor our existing tours or research entirely new ones to create the perfect walk for you!
Greyfriars Bobby features on two of our tours.

GREYFRIARS KIRKYARD TOUR

This history tour of Greyfriars Kirkyard is the story of Old Edinburgh’s people. Discover their lives, their deaths, and how they shaped Edinburgh’s history. You’ll learn about executed noblemen, great thinkers, philanthropists and murderers only inches away from where they lie buried today. Are you ready to ‘meet’ the dead of Old Edinburgh?
Victorian Edinburgh tour

SLUMS OF VICTORIAN EDINBURGH -

A VERY DIFFERENT HISTORY WALK

Prepare yourself for our most emotional walk yet! Most of our walks focus on the rich, the famous and the well-known people in Edinburgh’s history, here we will take you around the locations which were important in the story of Edinburgh’s poorest citizens.
Your guide leading an Edinburgh guided tour

ROYAL MILE TOUR

Explore the history of Edinburgh (and Scotland) on a walk up our most famous street! For hundreds of years, many of the most interesting events in our history took place in and around the Royal Mile. In this tour, you’ll walk in the footsteps of Kings and Queens, murderers and everyday citizens. Discover the history of Scotland’s most important historic street on this guided exploration of Edinburgh!
Your guide leading an Edinburgh guided tour

OUR RANGE OF SCHOOLS TOURS

Are you a teacher with a class of pupils who are studying Old Edinburgh, the Jacobites, the Victorians or Mary, Queen of Scots? We’ve got the perfect tour for your class! Our schools' tours are designed and led by a primary school teacher with over twenty years of experience. Click below to find out more about our range of activity tours of Edinburgh.

WE’VE TURNED 360-

DEGREES!

In which I explain why we’ve returned to our routes during these strange and scary ‘lockdown’ times. We’re offering an exciting new version of our tours…ones you can take from the comfort of your own home…with our ‘live’ guide!

18/3/2020

Your Edinburgh tour guide in action!

AWARD-WINNING

TOURS

Our wee company has won the following awards; (European) Luxury Travel Guide - 2017 Travel and Hospitality Award - Cultural Tour Company of the Year (Edinburgh) 2017 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2017 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2018 Scottish Business Awards - Nominated for ‘Best Entertainment Activity’ 2020
Your guide leading an Edinburgh guided tour Candlemaker Row on our Old Town tour

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WHAT HAVE OUR GUESTS SAID?
OUR TRIPADVISOR NEWS - 9 MARCH 2020
AVERAGE RATING;

4.98 OUT OF 5

215 = ‘EXCELLENT’
3 = ‘VERY GOOD’
1 = ‘AVERAGE’
219 REVIEWS
STARS WON; 1090 OUT OF 1095
CHARITY TOURS FOR STREETWORK.ORG.UK

OUR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY POLICY

Doing our bit

Although we’re a very small company, we want to have an ethical core which would benefit Edinburgh and her people. We often run special charity tours where all the money taken is donated directly to streetwork.org.uk. This wonderful charity supports local homeless and disadvantaged people. The last charity tour, where all our proceeds went to Streetwork, took place on Friday, 6 March 2020.
VIRTUAL EDINBURGH WALKING TOUR We’re delighted to offer you an in-depth virtual exploration of Old Edinburgh, with Robert as your ‘live’ guide! Robert will take your group around various historic places in the Old Town. During your one-hour session, we will retrace the route of our five-star rated Old Edinburgh walking tour. We’ll use some special effects and archive images, video clips and our own bespoke 360-degree panoramic images to help bring our stories to life. You can’t visit the Old Town right now, but you can let us bring the history and sights of Old Edinburgh to your home!
£5
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THE CASTLE AND A

COVID-19 LESSON

In which i explain why the ever-present Edinburgh Castle can provide a certain level of comfort in these uncertain and worrying times.

18/3/2020

EXPLORE THE STREETS AND HISTORY
ON OUR OLD EDINBURGH VIRTUAL TOUR
Candlemaker Row on our Old Town tour
JOIN US ON OUR
MOST POPULAR GUIDED WALK
LET US SHOW YOU OUR CITY ON A
PRIVATE TOUR OF EDINBURGH

OLD TOWN TOUR

Come and explore the oldest part of Edinburgh’s UNESCO World Heritage Site on our enthralling guided walk. This two-hour history tour will immerse you in the fascinating history of Scotland’s capital city and will take you through some of the most interesting streets and closes in the city. We’ll look at famous historical figures such as Greyfriars Bobby, Deacon Brodie, Mary, Queen of Scots, the murderers Burke and Hare and many others. Our archive images will show you how some of the locations as they once looked. This is our most popular walk and has a five-star rating on Tripadvisor.
FIND OUT ABOUT OUR RANGE OF

WALKING TOURS OF EDINBURGH

OLD TOWN PRIVATE TOUR

Our private version of this popular guided walk gives you the same route and stories as our scheduled tour, but comes with all the convenience and personal touches you’d expect from a private walk with our company. Get in touch with us us now for availability and to secure your preferred date. Prices start at £60 for a group of up to six people.

YOUR PERSONALISED PRIVATE TOUR

If you are looking for a very special private tour, one which covers locations or stories which are of particular interest to your group, we are here to deliver! We can tailor our existing tours or research entirely new ones to create the perfect walk for you!

AWARD-WINNING TOURS

Our wee company has won the following awards; (European) Luxury Travel Guide - 2017 Travel and Hospitality Award - Cultural Tour Company of the Year (Edinburgh) 2017 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2017 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2018 Scottish Business Awards - Nominated for ‘Best Entertainment Activity’ 2020

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WHAT HAVE OUR GUESTS SAID?
TRIPADVISOR REVIEWS - MARCH 2020
Copyright Historic Edinburgh Tours Ltd 2020
Registered in Scotland I SC 454482
28/2 Bridge Road, Edinburgh, EH13 0LQ
EXCELLENT TOUR Robert has an encyclopedic knowledge of the history of Edinburgh. His enthusiasm is contagious and we spent a wonderful day seeing the whole center city with him. It was the highlight of our trip… TripAdvisor review by VerlaineMac 9/2019
Text/Call us : +44 (0)7590 026 077
BOOK ANY TOUR
AVERAGE RATING;  4.98 OUT OF 5   215 = ‘EXCELLENT’ 3 = ‘VERY GOOD’ 1 = ‘AVERAGE’ 219 REVIEWS STARS WON;  1090 OUT OF 1095
WELCOME TO OUR

EDINBURGH HISTORY BLOG

VIRTUAL EDINBURGH WALKING TOUR We’re delighted to offer you an in-depth virtual exploration of Old Edinburgh, with Robert as your ‘live’ guide! Robert will take your group around various historic places in the Old Town. During your one-hour session, we will retrace the route of our five- star rated Old Edinburgh walking tour. We’ll use some special effects and archive images, video clips and our own bespoke 360- degree panoramic images to help bring our stories to life. You can’t visit the Old Town right now, but you can let us bring the history and sights of Old Edinburgh to your home!
Your guide leading an Edinburgh guided tour

HISTORY MADE ENTERTAINING

RATED 5 ON TRIPADVISOR
£5
BASED ON OUR 5  ON TRIPADVISOR RATED TOUR RATED 5 ON TRIPADVISOR
£10/8/2
RATED 5 ON TRIPADVISOR
£60 up to 6 people
Some of the places we visit on our different tours.