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John Knox House Tours and Tickets

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The medieval John Knox House is one of the oldest buildings on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile. Knox, a prominent Reformation leader, is thought to have lived here in the 16th century, and the building now hosts tours chronicling the life of Knox and the houses’ other famous resident, James Mossman, goldsmith to Mary, Queen of Scots.

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City Sightseeing Edinburgh Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

City Sightseeing Edinburgh Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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An Edinburgh bus tour is the perfect way to hear commentary on city sights and get a panoramic overview. This City Sightseeing tour of Edinburgh lets you hop on and off at several strategically placed stops as many times as you like. Board the open-top double-decker bus and travel the entire route, or stop at Edinburgh Castle, the National Museum and many more. Buses depart regularly and tickets are valid for 24 hours from first use.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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Small Group Royal Mile Walking Tour with Optional Entry to Edinburgh Castle
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Small Group Royal Mile Walking Tour with Optional Entry to Edinburgh Castle

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See the best of medieval yet modern Edinburgh on this walking tour with optional skip-the-line access to Edinburgh Castle. As you walk, listen as your guide shares the history of this formidable city with ancient Roman roots and UNESCO-listed pockets. Explore atmospheric cobbled walkways along the Royal Mile, breeze into Edinburgh Castle to witness royal opulence (if option selected), and pass iconic locations like St. Giles Cathedral, Parliament Square, and John Knox House.
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  • 2 hours 15 minutes
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Edinburgh Hop-on Hop-off City Tour

Edinburgh Hop-on Hop-off City Tour

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As Scotland’s capital city, Edinburgh packs historical monuments, regal landmarks, cultural destinations, and more—and this hop-on hop-off bus tour provides a thorough introduction to the city’s top sights. Pick between 7 days ticket options, and board and disembark as and when you wish. On-board commentary will share the stories behind landmarks like the Royal Mile, Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh Castle, and more.
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  • 1 hour 10 minutes
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3-Day Rail Trip to Edinburgh, Loch Ness and the Highlands from London
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3-Day Rail Trip to Edinburgh, Loch Ness and the Highlands from London

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Discover the architectural delights and natural splendor of Scotland on a 3-day tour of Edinburgh, Loch Ness and the Highlands from London. Visit some of Scotland’s most important cultural institutions in its beautiful capital city of Edinburgh; gaze at the beguiling beauty of Loch Ness and the Great Glen on a guided tour; and travel through the scenic delights of the Scottish highlands while learning of the region’s rich historical heritage. Enjoy two nights accommodation in a comfortable B&B and travel by comfortable and scenic train from London to Edinburgh.
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  • 3 days
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The 10 Tastings of Edinburgh With Locals: Private Food Tour

The 10 Tastings of Edinburgh With Locals: Private Food Tour

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Feast your senses on the diverse cuisine of Edinburgh during a private food tour that allows you to tailor your itinerary according to personal tastes. As well as receiving undivided attention from a private guide, you’ll discover eateries and restaurants that you may otherwise have missed, and collect food recommendations for the rest of your vacation.
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Highlights from Edinburgh’s Old Town: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

Highlights from Edinburgh’s Old Town: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

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Discover Edinburgh’s complex history through the lens of its most influential architects, on a 90-minute walk. If you’re curious about the origins of Scottish design then you'll enjoy this self-guided walking tour in the atmospheric Old Town. You’ll explore the fascinating historical buildings that give the area its character, and admire award-winning contemporary architecture like the famous Scottish Parliament. On this audio tour, you’ll meander through narrow closes, beneath stepped gables and turrets, pausing at breathtaking viewpoints. You'll be shown the easy-to-miss details on the buildings, and old maps and drawings. Downloading the tour onto the VoiceMap app to enjoy the tour on location or virtually at home.
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    Edinburgh Scavenger Hunt: A Fairy Tale Capital

    Edinburgh Scavenger Hunt: A Fairy Tale Capital

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    Forget about being stuck for hours on a tour bus—instead, spend time outdoors and have a more active role in your Edinburgh sightseeing with this self-guided scavenger hunt game. Answer trivia questions and complete challenges in order to progress around the city, learn fun facts, and tick off lots of interesting sights along the way—such as the Scottish Parliament, the Royal Mile, and the Balmoral Hotel.
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    Private Edinburgh Walking Tour

    Private Edinburgh Walking Tour

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    Explore the Old Town of Edinburgh with a private guide leading the way during this walking tour. Hear stories about the people, history, and politics that shaped the city of Edinburgh. Go for a walk along the Royal Mile and see local landmarks including Edinburgh Castle, the Palace of Holyroodhouse, and Scottish Parliament.
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    • 30 minutes
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    $286.15
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    Private Old Edinburgh Private Walking Tour

    Private Old Edinburgh Private Walking Tour

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    Explore the secrets of Scotland’s captivating capital as you stroll through its ancient streets on a 1.5-hour private Old Edinburgh walking tour. Listen to tales—some true, others imagined—about this city's rich history. Stroll past hidden gems like Riddle's Court; gain spectacular views of Edinburgh Castle from old city wall vantages points; visit historic sites such as Writers' Museum or Gladstone's Land (the latter being one of Edinburgh oldest buildings); hear stories about Greyfriars Kirk, Grassmarket, Lawnmarket and more.
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    • 1 hour 30 minutes
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    Essential Walking Tour of Edinburgh's Old Town

    Essential Walking Tour of Edinburgh's Old Town

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    What better way to acquaint yourself with the layout of Edinburgh's medieval Old Town than a private tour with your own experienced guide. In 3 hours your guide will cover all of the highlights of the Old Town as well as the hidden gems that the unwary visitor misses. Your guide will scratch under the surface of each location helping the visitor to understand why the city has such a gruesome history. Although many people think it is just about the Castle, it is much more than that. It is about the people who lived and died in the Old Town. You will hear stories of body-snatchers, of witches and the religious zealots that sent them to their deaths. We will explain how Scotland went from independent country to becoming part of the United Kingdom and its impact on Edinburgh The 18th century was a period that saw the rebirth of Edinburgh through learning and education. This period became known as the Scottish Enlightenment. Come on this tour to be entertained and enlightened.
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    • 3 hours
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    A History of Witchcraft in Edinburgh: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

    A History of Witchcraft in Edinburgh: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

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    Taken in Edinburgh’s famous sites while hearing the history and folklore of witchcraft on this affordable self-guided walking tour. • See where the Wizard of West Bow lived and walk in the footsteps of the women sentenced to death for witchcraft • Hear from producer Katrina Milne who’s lead over 2000 clients on our tours since launching Travel Kat Tours in 2018 • Do it all in 75 minutes or linger at stops along the way with complete control over when you start and finish • Get unlimited use before and after your booking date • Use the virtual tour option at home Once you’ve booked, you’ll receive a ticket with instructions and a unique code listed under “Before You Go”. Then simply install the VoiceMap app and enter your code. The app displays directions to the starting point, and when you’re in the right place, just pop in your headphones and tap start. VoiceMap has automatic GPS playback, with turn-by-turn directions. It also works offline. Please note that this is a hilly walk.
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      Private Walking Tour: Edinburgh Highlights, including entry to Edinburgh Castle

      Private Walking Tour: Edinburgh Highlights, including entry to Edinburgh Castle

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      Led by your professional Blue Badge guide, explore the historic streets of Edinburgh and take in the atmosphere that keeps tourists visiting the city year after year. View Edinburgh Castle and walk the Royal Mile to where Holyrood Palace and the Scottish Parliament now sits. Spy hidden closes and courtyard parks, and learn about the vivid history of this vibrant city.
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      Edinburgh, Inverness, Glasgow 3 Days Scotland Private Tour

      Edinburgh, Inverness, Glasgow 3 Days Scotland Private Tour

      The Highlands is the epitome of Scotland. Big skies, sparkling countryside, great food, friendly people and the Scottish Highlands. A natural playground that begs to be explored, with the finest and most romantic castles. Edinburgh is the inspiring capital of Scotland where hundreds of years of history unite an unforgettable world-class city. The magnificent architecture of the city is shifting from the enclosures of the medieval Old City to the grace of the new Georgian City. Above all, Edinburgh Castle stands with its magnificent splendour. Edinburgh is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a compact and lively town but home to the world's largest arts festival. Glasgow is true heaven with excellent food, drinks and unforgettable experiences as well. The lush and beautiful land is full of green areas, evergreen forestry of the Highlands with their sweeping mountains and deep “lochs”, and its compact wildlands, the islands with lots of beautiful beaches and vast views. Oh, what views!
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      Scotland, Edinburgh, the Highlands 3 Days Private Tour from London

      Scotland, Edinburgh, the Highlands 3 Days Private Tour from London

      Tonight, we will drive you up to magical The Highlands. Your tour starts in London by midnight followed by an overnight journey to Edinburgh. The Highlands is the epitome of Scotland. Big skies, sparkling countryside, great food, friendly people and the Scottish Highlands. A natural playground that begs to be explored, with the finest and most romantic castles. Edinburgh is the inspiring capital of Scotland where hundreds of years of history unite an unforgettable world-class city. The magnificent architecture of the city is shifting from the enclosures of the medieval Old City to the grace of the new Georgian City and of course the magnificent Edinburgh Castle. Glasgow is true heaven with excellent food, drinks and unforgettable experiences as well. The lush and beautiful land is full of green areas, evergreen forestry of the Highlands with their mountains and deep “lochs”, and its wildlands, the islands with lots of beautiful beaches and vast views. What an idyllic experience!
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      Edinburgh in a Day: Full-Day Private Tour with Edinburgh Castle

      Edinburgh in a Day: Full-Day Private Tour with Edinburgh Castle

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      With one dormant volcano, seven hills, clusters of cobbled streets and tantalising vistas waiting around every bend, Edinburgh is a fabulous place for a wander - especially with a private tour guide. Discover the history and beauty of Edinburgh's cobbled streets as you explore Medieval Old Town and Neoclassical New Town. Take a stroll down Edinburgh's streets and alleys, discovering its fascinating history and rich culture, with highlights including the Royal Mile, Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh Castle (which you will visit!), and much more. Venturing into the beautiful neoclassical New Town, built in the 18th Century, enjoy a true marvel of urban planning. As you walk through the main streets and squares of Edinburgh's New Town, you will find yourself impressed by the lavish 18th-century neoclassical and Georgian architecture. Enjoy a leisurely stroll in the beautiful Princes Street Gardens, which lies at the centre of Edinburgh's World Heritage Site.
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      • 7 hours
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      Edinburgh, Inverness, Glasgow 3 Days Scotland Private Tour

      Edinburgh, Inverness, Glasgow 3 Days Scotland Private Tour

      The Highlands is the epitome of Scotland. Big skies, sparkling countryside, great food, friendly people and the Scottish Highlands. A natural playground that begs to be explored, with the finest and most romantic castles. Edinburgh is the inspiring capital of Scotland where hundreds of years of history unite an unforgettable world-class city. The magnificent architecture of the city is shifting from the enclosures of the medieval Old City to the grace of the new Georgian City. Above all, Edinburgh Castle stands with its magnificent splendour. Edinburgh is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a compact and lively town but home to the world's largest arts festival. Glasgow is true heaven with excellent food, drinks and unforgettable experiences as well. The lush and beautiful land is full of green areas, evergreen forestry of the Highlands with their sweeping mountains and deep “lochs”, and its compact wildlands, the islands with lots of beautiful beaches and vast views. Oh, what views!
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      • 3 days
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      Private Walking Tour of Edinburgh: Secrets of Royal Mile
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      Private Walking Tour of Edinburgh: Secrets of Royal Mile

      Enjoy a private walking tour of Edinburgh, designed for first-time visitors, with a private guide. On your tour, your guide will help you orient yourself in the Old Town, showing you the best spots for iconic pictures, pointing out the highlights, and giving you the best tips and tricks for visiting the highlights. Your guide will also give you the historical context of the ancient city, including taking you past St Giles Cathedral, which has been at the heart of Christianity in Scotland for more than nine centuries. You’ll see Victoria Street, City Chambers, the Royal Mile, and finish at Calton Hill, where we recommend you climb up for even more breathtaking views of the city.
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      • 2 hours 30 minutes
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      Edinburgh Hop-On Hop-Off City and Britannia Joint Tour

      Edinburgh Hop-On Hop-Off City and Britannia Joint Tour

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      If you prefer some independence to being driven around on a tour bus, create your own itinerary and explore Edinburgh at your own pace with a hop-on hop-off bus tour. You can board and disembark the bus anywhere you like along the route for the duration of your 7-days ticket is valid. Your combined two-tour ticket can be used on both routes: the Edinburgh City Tour and Edinburgh Britannia Tour.
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      • 1 hour 23 minutes
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      Edinburgh - Dark History

      Edinburgh - Dark History

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      Ah, Edinburgh! They don't call it "The Jekyll & Hyde City" for nothing. During the day, a respectable figure, with its astonishing architecture and wondrous history. But when the sun sets, it tells an entirely different story... Hear all about the darker history of Edinburgh: murderers, thieves, cannibals, hangings and decapitations, witches, the Plague and streams of human waste. Learn about the most notorious citizens of Edinburgh and how ghost stories are born. This is not a ghost tour: we don't need costumes or people jumping from behind the corners, Edinburgh's Dark History itself is enough to make your skin crawl. And oh, how we love to share it with our visitors...
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      Outlander Walking Tour of Edinburgh's Old Town

      Outlander Walking Tour of Edinburgh's Old Town

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      Take the guesswork out of your 'Outlander' pilgrimage on this guided walking tour that takes you to the exact locations featured in the TV series and novels. In a small group of no more than 12 people, see such sites as Jamie's printshop and the Tolbooth prison while learning from your guide about life in Edinburgh during and after the time of the Jacobite uprisings.
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      • 1 hour 30 minutes
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      Edinburgh's Royal Mile Private Walking Tour

      Edinburgh's Royal Mile Private Walking Tour

      The rich history and dark beauty of Edinburgh has drawn world travellers to the city for generations. And for generations, the people of Edinburgh have opened their minds and their hearts and shared the stories that make them unique. Now it's our turn. Dubbed the "Athens of the North", it is difficult to imagine any other city with so much to offer tourists. The breathtaking feeling of walking through and experiencing history will follow you through your tour. Starting at the ultra modern Scottish Parliament, you'll wend your way up the famous Royal Mile, finishing at the magnificent Castle. You'll be under the care of a local- someone who knows Edinburgh and her history, lives its present and will influence its future. Our half day and full day options give you the opportunity to extend your tour and take in even more of Edinburgh. From grand tales of castles, to family secrets set in one of Edinburgh's tiny closes- this is how you get to know a city.
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      • 2 hours
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      Private Full Day Ultimate Edinburgh Tour

      Private Full Day Ultimate Edinburgh Tour

      Maximise in one day most of your time in Edinburgh with our qualified and authorised Scottish blue badge tour guide, taking you to the must-see attractions. All included so you do not have to worry about anything Starting with exploring inside Edinburgh Castle and moving on to the most iconic Royal Mile , we will walk in the footsteps of the Royals, passing historical monuments and old fashioned shops leading to Holyrood Palace. Visit Holyrood Palace to learn about Mary Queen of Scot and our current Royal family. Take a tea time break while absorbing the natural surroundings of the historical landmark of Holyrood park and most iconic Arthur's seat Continue the tour with a transfer to Britannia Yacht, To experience an intimate private aspect of the royal family life. At the end of our tour you can enjoy a shopping spree at the Ocean Terminal shopping center or return to Edinburgh Old Town with your guide with local transport. .
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      • 7 hours 15 minutes
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      Highlights from the Royal Mile: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

      Highlights from the Royal Mile: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

      Tune into ancient and modern Scottish tales on one of Europe’s oldest streets with this affordable walking tour and the industry-leading VoiceMap mobile app. • See historical sights along all four sections of the Royal Mile and find out about the city’s stench in the 1500s, and how far it traveled • Hear from producer Martin Donnelly, a Senior Teaching Fellow and Edinburgh local • Do it all in an hour or linger at stops along the way with complete control over when you start and finish • Get unlimited use before your booking date and after it ️• Use the virtual tour option at home Once you’ve booked, you’ll receive a ticket with instructions and a unique code listed under “Before You Go”. Then simply install the VoiceMap app and enter your code. The app displays directions to the starting point, and when you’re in the right place, just pop in your headphones and tap start. VoiceMap has automatic GPS playback, with turn-by-turn directions. It also works offline.
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