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Hidden Secrets of Edinburgh's Royal Mile Small-Group Tour

Auld Reekie Tours Ltd

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Join us as we delve into the past and explore the hidden realms of the legendary and Infamous Royal Mile. The Royal Mile dates back to around the twelfth century, steeped in rich history with its impressive and majestic blend of period architecture, intriguing statues and monuments, and darkened wynds and closes leading to hidden atmospheric locations. You'll discover and walk in the footsteps of the some of the most honourable, and some of the most abominable but equally fascinating characters that have shaped the old town of Edinburgh.

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Stop At: Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 2PB Scotland

The guide will take you to some of the more hidden and less well known parts of the Royal and tell you their histories.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Riddle's Court, Riddles Court 322 Lawnmarket Patrick Geddes Centre, Edinburgh EH1 2PG Scotland

See the exterior of this A-listed merchant's house where parts of the building date back to the 1590s and hear about some of it's distinguished history.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Milne’s Court, Mylnes Court 517 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2PF Scotland

Visit this well hidden building with one of the first open courtyards of it's kind in Edinburgh. Hear about the buildings and some of the residents histories.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: St Giles' Cathedral, High Street Historic Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1RE Scotland

See the outside of this cathedral dating back to 1124 and hear some of it's history.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Heart of Midlothian, 197 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1PW Scotland

See the street mosaic that marks the site of the Old Tolbooth jail and hear it's history and of the hearts local tradition.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Statue James Braidwood, 1-6 Parliament Square, Edinburgh EH1 1RF Scotland

See the statue and hear about Edinburgh's Famous Firefighter who introduces firefighting principles, some of which are still used today.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Mercat Cross, Parliament Square, Edinburgh Scotland

See the site of the Mercat Cross built in 1882 in memory of the Old Mercat Cross.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Adam Smith Statue, Parliament Square, Edinburgh Scotland

See the statue and hear about the man sometimes known as "The father of Economics" who was also a key figure during the period of Scottish Enlightenment.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Edinburgh City Chambers, 45-329 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1PN Scotland

Hear about the history of one of the Royal Miles more iconic buildings, dating back to 1760.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Our World Heritage Exhibition, Tron Kirk, 122 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1QS Scotland

The Our world heritage exhibition sits inside the Famous landmark that is the Tron Kirk. Hear a little about this church built in the 17th century.

Duration: 5 minutes

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Professional Guide

  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Riddle's Court
  • Entry/Admission - St Giles' Cathedral
  • Entry/Admission - Edinburgh City Chambers
  • Entry/Admission - Our World Heritage Exhibition

1 hour 30 minutes

Return Details
Our World Heritage Exhibition, Tron Kirk, 122 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1RU, UK

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