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We’ve curated the best tours and activities in Edinburgh for you.

At High Street Hostel, we really want to make sure that you’ll make the best out of your stay in Edinburgh. That is why we have partnered with SANDEMANs NEW Europe to offer you a selection of the best walking tours and activities to do while in Edinburgh.



The Original Free Tour of Edinburgh

This 2.5-hour gratuity-based Edinburgh Free Tour will show you all the top attractions in the city. Local experts will take you to must-see spots such as the iconic Royal Mile, the famous Greyfriars Kirkyard (home of Greyfriars Bobby), and the charming Grassmarket. Explore the historic Edinburgh streets with the help of an expert local guide.

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edinburgh dark side tour

Edinburgh Dark Side Tour

Edinburgh has a long and dark history that includes acts like grave robbing, body snatching, serial killers and witch burning. On this 2-hour Dark Side walking tour you will see Edinburgh's shady and wild side as you hear real-life tales of witches, body-snatchers and cannibals. Explore the spots where murders, monsters and mayhem have become things of legend, and visit Old Calton Burial Ground or Canongate Kirkyard, two of Edinburgh’s most chilling cemeteries. 

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edinburgh harry potter

Edinburgh Harry Potter Tour

You might already know that J.K. Rowling wrote much of Harry Potter here in Edinburgh, but you might not know how much Edinburgh inspired the books. Join your expert local guide - and true Harry Potter fan - for a 2-hour walking tour through the magical world of Harry Potter.

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Recommendations in Edinburgh

In addition of giving you access to the best walking tours and activities, we’ve also listed below our favorite spots, shops, restaurants and cafés in Edinburgh, so you’ll never end up again in a tourist trap.

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