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Edinburgh Royal History Walking Tour with Optional Palace of Holyrood House Admission

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Follow the route of royals, past and present, on this 1.5-hour guided small group walking tour through Edinburgh's Old Town and Palace of Holyroodhouse. Learn about legendary Scottish royals like Mary, Queen of Scots and Bonnie Prince Charlie and hear tales of battles, ceremonies, and scandals, unlocking the history of the ancient seat of power.

What You'll Get

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Stop At: Palace of Holyroodhouse, Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8DX Scotland

Explore Holyrood Palace, Her Majesty The Queen's official residence in Scotland. Hear tales of past residents including Mary, Queen of Scots.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Canongate Kirk, 153 Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8BN Scotland

Journey through the ancient, picturesque burgh of the Canongate.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Holyrood Abbey, Canongate, Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH8 8DX Scotland


Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Edinburgh Old Town, Edinburgh EH1 Scotland

Meander through beautiful, hidden closes and gardens.

Duration: 30 minutes

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


Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Mercat Cross, Parliament Square, Edinburgh Scotland

Tour meeting point.

Duration: 15 minutes

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • No children under the age of 5
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • Professional guide

  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • entrance to the Palace of Holyroodhouse

1 hour 30 minutes

Return Details
Palace of Holyroodhouse, Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8DX, UK

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