Learn about the people, culture and events that shaped Scotland on this fascinating Mercat walking tour.

• Explore the Royal Mile with a professional guide.

• Hear stories of war, royalty, politics, culture and more.

• Includes a skip-the-line tour of Edinburgh Castle.

• E-tickets are sent straight to your mobile device.


About The Edinburgh Royal Mile & Castle Walking Tour:

Hear captivating tales of the people and events that shaped Scottish history as you journey across the cobbles of the Royal Mile - Edinburgh's most famous street.

Each Royal Mile & Castle Walking Tour is led by a professional Mercat historian who can shed light on both popular and lesser known stories with entertaining and unrivalled passion.

Explore the closes, wynds and courtyards that give this ancient district of the Scottish capital its characteristic look. The tour can also be paired with an optional visit to Edinburgh Castle.

The halls of the Castle will serve as the real-life backdrop to brief yet intriguing overviews of the Scottish Wars of Independence, the Reformation, the Enlightenment and much more.

schedule Tour Times:

  • Daily: 10:00 and 13:00.

hourglass_empty Duration:

  • 2.25 Hours.

place Meeting Points:

  • Start: Mercat Cross, High Street.
  • Finish: Edinburgh Castle Esplanade, Castlehill.

receipt Ticket Types:

  • Adult tickets aged 16-59 years.
  • Child tickets aged 5-15 years.
  • Senior tickets aged 60+ years.

error Important Information:

As the Edinburgh Royal Mile & Castle Walking Tour is conducted on foot, mostly outdoors, it is recommended that you bring appropriate clothing depending on the weather conditions.

Please note that children under the age of 5 are not permitted on any Mercat walking tour.

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Helpful ticket usage instructions are listed below.

Important Information & Usage instructions

Once you've completed your purchase a ticket voucher will be sent immediately via email.

Present this to the Mercat Tours representative at Mercat Cross (Parliament Square, next to St Giles Cathedral). It may be printed or stored electronically on a mobile device. The representative will be standing next to Mercat Tours branded advertising boards. Please make sure you arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of the tour.


• The minimum age for this tour is 5 years.


• Full refunds can be provided for cancellation requests notified at least 24 hours in advance of the activity start time.

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