Walking Tours & Activities in Edinburgh - United Kingdom


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Discover the many faces of Edinburgh with a passionate local guide

It’s hard not to fall in love with the Scottish capital. With a dark and mysterious history, woven through narrow alleyways and cobbled streets, it’s not hard to see how J.K Rowling found inspiration while writing Harry Potter here.

From the world-famous Edinburgh Castle, down the Royal Mile and to the postcard-perfect Arthur’s seat, we help you see “Auld Reekie” through the eyes of Edinburgh’s best local tour guides.

The original gratuity-based Free Tour of Edinburgh starts on the Royal Mile and covers many of Edinburgh’s top attractions. After you’ve got the overview with the gratuity-based free walking tour, delve deeper with us!

No trip here is complete without visiting Edinburgh’s castle, where you’ll learn about some of the bloodiest battles in Scottish history and the Stone of Destiny. And don’t forget to also explore the New Town, with a tour including the Scott Monument, the Princes Street Gardens and the Scottish Enlightenment.

Want to learn about Edinburgh’s dark history? The Dark Side Tour covers murderers, witches, bodysnatchers and more. But if you want to discover Edinburgh’s magical world, the Harry Potter Tour takes you to the locations that inspired J.K. Rowling.

Still got energy? Finish the day off with some of Edinburgh’s best nightlife on our Pub Crawl! One thing’s for sure; the top things to do and see in Edinburgh can all be found on a SANDEMANs tour!


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The local expert guides we work with are proud to show you the best Edinburgh has to offer!

Scroll through to learn more about these unforgettable guides, including where they’re from, why they love Edinburgh and which tours they can offer you.

Participation in tours promoted by SANDEMANs NEW Europe is strictly on a voluntary basis. Neither SANDEMANs NEW Europe, nor the self-employed freelance guides who are the providers of the tours promoted by SANDEMANs NEW Europe, will be held responsible in any way for injuries to body or property incurred during tours. The tour guides reserve the right to deny participation in any tour, to any person, for any reason. Thank you for your understanding.


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