Edinburgh Walking Tour

The Making of a City

Join us on a walking tour of ancient Edinburgh where you will discover the origins and history of the city from the end of the Ice Age up to modern times. Our professional archaeologist will guide you through the development of Scotland's capital and highlight important events and archaeological sites along the way. The tour starts at the Edinburgh Castle Esplanade with an exploration of Edinburgh's creation before we start our walk through history in the Old Town, taking in sites including the Royal Mile, Grassmarket, and the City's defensive walls, with dramatic views of the Castle itself from Princes Street Gardens where the tour will end.

The tour lasts approximately two hours and is suitable for all ages. The tour is undertaken at a steady pace and sensible shoes are recommended (parts of the tour will be led over cobbled streets). Our Edinburgh walking tours run on Saturday afternoons at 14:00 (from 1st March), meeting at the Castle Esplanade next to the tomb of the Ensign Ewart. Tickets cannot be purchased from our guides and proof of purchase should be presented before the tour starts. For more information, to book your place, or for group bookings please contact us

N.B. Concession rates apply to people aged 60 and over, and people in full time education (students will need to provide their enrolment or matriculation number for confirmation of their concession eligibility).