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Edinburgh Self-Guided Walking Tour
Old Town(City Centre)

Welcome to Jule’s self-guided tour around Edinburgh’s historic Old Town. See one of Edinburgh’s UNESCO World Heritage sites for yourself and learn more about Edinburgh’s fascinating history on the way.

Aside from well-known landmarks such as the Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle and St. Giles’ Cathedral, you will discover hidden gems such as the Writer’s Museum and the Grassmarket.

Learn about the people who walked these historic cobblestones in the past – from famous authors like Robert Louis Stevenson and Sir Walter Scott, to shady citizens like Deacon Brodie and even a wee dog.

On this tour, you will discover some of Edinburgh’s finest and most fascinating stories alongside Scottish and Edinburgh history: the Scottish reformation, why the English Civil War was sparked in Edinburgh and who the Jacobites were.

Your guide will be Jule. Originally from Germany, Jule moved to Edinburgh in 2017 to study for a master’s degree in English Literature. After finishing, she decided to stay and has been working as a full-time tour guide around the city since 2019. She has a degree in Celtic Studies as well as English Literature and feels passionate about Edinburgh’s and Scotland’s history. She is available for history tours, Harry Potter tours, dark history tours, Outlander tours and Edinburgh Castle tours.

This walk will take you through medieval Edinburgh, along the Royal Mile and up to Edinburgh Castle. From there, you will head down to the Grassmarket and past Greyfriars Graveyard. You will be back on the Royal Mile at the end of the tour, just a bit further up from where you started.

An insider list of recommendations awaits you at the end of the tour, with places to visit, eat, and to drink.

This activity includes:

  • The Royal Mile

  • Edinburgh City Chambers

  • The Mercat Cross

  • Edinburgh Castle

  • The Grassmarket

  • The Heart of Midlothian

  • St Giles’ Cathedral

  • The Writer’s Museum

  • Greyfriars Bobby

  • A lot of stories

  • And many more!

If you buy the tour here, you will receive an email with further instructions (check your spam!). You must download the app to start this amazing experience!

Jule's Intro to the Tour
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