The Fringe Fair

The Fringe Fair

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. An opportunity to meet key organisations such as funders, arts councils, training providers and agencies. Taking the format of a career fair, you can browse from table to table gathering the knowledge and advice you need... 

Princes Street Gardens: A Drama in Time

Princes Street Gardens: A Drama in Time

Linking Old and New Towns, Princes Street Gardens are truly amazing in their unique geology, disputed history, diverse planting and the myriad ways that ordinary folk have used and abused them... 

A Wall Is a Screen: Leith

A Wall Is a Screen: Leith

Free, guided short film walk with site-specific outdoor screenings. A Wall Is a Screen will take you on a secret tour of Leith, via the medium of short film screened at a variety of locations... 

Edinburgh Gin Safari

Edinburgh Gin Safari

Get off the tourist drag and on the gin trail! See the New Town through gin-tinted spectacles with gin cocktails, G and T marshmallows, chocolates and gin-cured salmon on this fab walking homage to gin – and you’ll discover that of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, Edinburgh is the best... 

Leith Brewing Heritage Tour with Tastings

Leith Brewing Heritage Tour with Tastings

Escape the crowds and explore Leith with a local through its beer scene, past and present. Setting off from Customs Wharf, you’ll hear stories of Leith’s gritty past as a busy port and source of fortunes that built Edinburgh's stunning skyline... 

Choose Life, Choose Leith: Trainspotting on Location

Choose Life, Choose Leith: Trainspotting on Location

Experience the iconic Trainspotting on location in Leith, including places featured in the book such as Central Station and Leith Dockers Club. Follow in the footsteps of characters like Renton, Spud and Begbie past the Queen Victoria statue at the Foot of the Walk, Leith Links and the site where Leith Central Station once stood... 

Edinburgh's Greatest Hits – The Story of the Capital's Music

Edinburgh's Greatest Hits – The Story of the Capital's Music

These entertaining and informative guided walking tours tell the story of the musicians who have stayed, played and made music in Edinburgh. Join us as we tell all the tall tales from the People's Festival Ceilidh to Rollermania and beyond... 

Rebustours – Hidden Edinburgh

Rebustours – Hidden Edinburgh

Experience the dark and hidden atmosphere of the Detective Inspector John Rebus books, which are written by bestselling crime writer Ian Rankin. Discover some of the fascinating real locations and feel the history, mystery and humour of this most ancient and modern European capital city... 

Reading the Streets: An Old Town Poetry Tour

Reading the Streets: An Old Town Poetry Tour

Weaving through courtyards, kirkyards and vennels, hear poems about Edinburgh past and present written by residents, tourists and those who visited only in imagination, including Robert Burns, Victor Hugo and the great Anon... 

The Real Sherlock Holmes Walking Tour

The Real Sherlock Holmes Walking Tour

Who is the real Sherlock Holmes? Join us on this 90-minute magical mystery walking tour as we take a step back in time to Victorian Edinburgh and discover the hidden history and forgotten places where the Holmes legend really began – places unseen by most visitors and fans... 

The Cloak and Dagger Show

The Cloak and Dagger Show

Dive into the horrors of history in our immersive walking tour and show. Explore the darker side of history and end the night with a performance of a true story of murder and revenge bringing history to life! 

Architecture Tour of Dean Village

Architecture Tour of Dean Village

A small group walk in a lush valley with a focus on key Scottish architectural features. Stroll up the picturesque banks of the Water of Leith to marvel at the goddess Higea within a Georgian Neoclassical water temple, then take in the 1830s stonework of Dean Bridge designed by Thomas Telford... 

Book Lovers' Tour

Book Lovers' Tour

A guided walking tour visiting the sites and haunts of Edinburgh's literary legends: Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott, Robert Louis Stevenson, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, JM Barrie, Alexander McCall Smith, Ian Rankin, JK Rowling and others, in the company of Allan Foster, author of Book Lovers' Edinburgh... 

Ladies of Pleasure Tour

Ladies of Pleasure Tour

In the 18th century the Royal Mile had 117 brothels! This tour is led by a lady of the night (a guide, not a lady of negotiable virtues). Step back into the clandestine side of old Edinburgh, learn about the ladies in business! The tour is based on James Tytler's Ladies of Pleasure in Edinburgh, published in 1775. 

Hidden Gardens of the Royal Mile

Hidden Gardens of the Royal Mile

Take an easy walking tour to discover a little-known side of Edinburgh's Old Town. Behind the historic buildings, find the surprising number of gardens and green nooks and crannies, all with a story to tell... 

Royal Mile Tours

Royal Mile Tours

Join our expert guides for a free walk around the heart of Edinburgh's historic Old Town. We'll show you the hidden corners of this fascinating district – the closes and courtyards, and nooks and crannies – places you might never discover on your own... 

Farolero

Farolero

Welcome to a magic city tour by night with elements of sightseeing, performance and quests. You'll go for a walk with a wise old lamplighter telling you legends and real city stories full of miracles and magic... 

Edinburgh – Festival City Explorer Tours

Edinburgh – Festival City Explorer Tours

Join a local guide for a fun and informative introduction to Edinburgh's Old Town. From kilts and kings to volcanoes and glaciers, find out how Auld Reekie has changed over the last 900 years and hear stories of some of the people who have lived (and died) here... 

Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour

Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour

Have you met Clart and McBrain? Performed in and out of Edinburgh's famous – and infamous – taverns and howfs, the tour takes the form of an impassioned debate between two fictional characters, Clart (the literary bohemian) and McBrain (the clean-hankied intellectual)... 

City of the Dead Haunted Graveyard Tour

City of the Dead Haunted Graveyard Tour

Researched and designed by best-selling historical author and award-winning novelist JA Henderson, our walks combine the weirdest stories, wickedest humour and wildest history. City of the Dead has been named Britain’s Best Ghost Walk (Scare... 

The Potter Trail

The Potter Trail

Grab a wand and join your robed guide on the original tour in Edinburgh designed especially for Potter fans! You’ll discover the magical locations that inspired characters and scenes in the series, visit the places where JK Rowling wrote the books and even learn a spell or two along the way... 

Farolero. Magic Street Adventure

Farolero. Magic Street Adventure

A magic adventure in the city of streetlights with elements of sightseeing, theatre performance and quest. A fairy tale performed right in the city streets as a scene. The actors play a magic story for you, the old city walls tell you ancient legends, the objects become alive... 

#Magical Mystery Walking Tour of the Fringe

#Magical Mystery Walking Tour of the Fringe

A light-hearted unofficial free walking tour of the Fringe, meeting outside Burgers and Beer Grillhouse at 10:30 – ending in a 15-20 professional magic show in The Newsroom on Leith Street... 

The Potter Trail

The Potter Trail

Edinburgh is the greatest place a Harry Potter fan can visit if they’re looking to immerse themselves in an environment that feels authentically wizarding. With Edinburgh’s magical history and the intrigue of the Old Town’s wynds and closes, it’s not hard to see where J... 

Rebustours – Hidden Edinburgh

Rebustours – Hidden Edinburgh

Experience the dark, hidden world of the best-selling Detective Rebus books. Discover the history and mystery of Edinburgh's unexplored areas, with relevant readings. It is not necessary to have read a Rebus book as the tour features Edinburgh and Scottish history... 

Come Down the Mile

Come Down the Mile

Walk the historic and dramatic Royal Mile with poet Ken Cockburn. Weave through narrow closes, open squares, graveyards and secret gardens to discover a city that has inspired writers for centuries – the medieval ‘makars’ of the Scottish court, ballad singers lamenting tragic heroines, and the ill-fated genius Robert Fergusson... 

Hidden Gardens of the Royal Mile

Hidden Gardens of the Royal Mile

Take an easy walking tour to discover a little-known side of Edinburgh's Old Town: behind the historic buildings find the surprising number of gardens and green nooks and crannies, all with a story to tell... 

The Real Sherlock Holmes Walking Tour

The Real Sherlock Holmes Walking Tour

Who is the Real Sherlock Holmes? Take a step back in time to Victorian Edinburgh, and join our very own Holmes on a magical walking tour to discover the hidden history and forgotten places where the Sherlock Holmes legend really began... 

Book Lovers' Tour

Book Lovers' Tour

A guided walking tour visiting the sites and haunts of Edinburgh’s literary legends: Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott, Robert Louis Stevenson, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, JM Barrie, Alexander McCall Smith, Ian Rankin, JK Rowling and others, in the company of Allan Foster, author of Book Lovers' Edinburgh: A Pilgrim’s Guide... 

The New Town's 250th Birthday Tour

The New Town's 250th Birthday Tour

2017 is the 250th anniversary of the adoption of James Craig's plan for a planned, elite suburb which would eventually separate Edinburgh into 'Old' and 'New' Towns. To celebrate, Greenyonder Tours has been collecting stories of some of the people who have made the New Town: from the high heid yins, architects, and builders, to servants, gardeners, rioters and radical campaigners... 

Royal Mile Tours – Free

Royal Mile Tours – Free

Join an expert local guide for a historical walking tour around Edinburgh's world-famous Old Town. Tours leave twice daily from the City Chambers, opposite St Giles Cathedral. Small groups... 

Susie Steed: Money Walks – The Unofficial Story of Capitalism

Susie Steed: Money Walks – The Unofficial Story of Capitalism

Follow in the footsteps of power on this walking tour of capitalism from British Empire to banking crisis, with jokes. As Britain leaves the EU and Scotland tries to leave Britain, explore the shared history we’d rather forget... 

Edinburgh Tour and Whisky Tasting

Edinburgh Tour and Whisky Tasting

Join a small group tour of Edinburgh's historic Old Town, followed by a tutored tasting of four Scotch whiskies. We'll explore the Canongate and Holyrood areas of the Royal Mile, with highlights including the Palace of Holyroodhouse and the new Scottish Parliament building, before enjoying a masterclass in Scotch whisky from the connoisseurs at Jeffrey St... 

City of the Dead Haunted Graveyard Tour

City of the Dead Haunted Graveyard Tour

Researched and designed by best-selling historical author and award winning novelist J A Henderson, our walks combine the weirdest stories, wickedest humour and wildest history. City of the Dead has been named Britain’s Best Ghost Walk (Scare... 

Edinburgh – Festival City Explorer Tours

Edinburgh – Festival City Explorer Tours

Join a local guide for this fun and informative walk through 900 years of Edinburgh's history. No gimmicks, no ghosts (well, maybe one...), just fact based stories from the city's past to give you an entertaining introduction to the Old Town, Royal Mile and surrounding areas... 

Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour

Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour

Join the infamous Clart and McBrain in a brilliant and witty dramatic romp through the wynds, courtyards and pubs of Edinburgh. An award-winning tour, performed by actors. This is the ultimate pub tour!  

Street Stories

Street Stories

Put on your headphones and set off on a journey through Brighton's hidden corners accompanied by the fragments, stories and shifting sounds of six people who have experienced homelessness... 

Silent Disco Walking Tours with Guru Dudu

Silent Disco Walking Tours with Guru Dudu

Guru Dudu returns with his hilarious dance-walking tours where everyone wears headphones (supplied) and can hear the fun commentary from Guru Dudu and the dance mix of uplifting favourites from the 70s, 80s, 90s and 00’s... 

Notorious Women of Brighton

Notorious Women of Brighton

It could not have been a better day to go on a stroll around Brighton. The sky was blue and the sun was shining down as a group of us met in the St Nicholas Church graveyard. We were greeted by our tour leader Louise Peskett, who was very friendly and had a pleasant nature... 

French & German Immigrants' Contribution to Victorian Brighton

French & German Immigrants' Contribution to Victorian Brighton

Before World War One most immigrants to Brighton were French and German speakers from the Continent. They included artists, chocolate makers, couturiers, governesses, ladies maids, musicians, photographers, scientists and waiters... 

Pavilion Gardens Cafe History Tour 2017

Pavilion Gardens Cafe History Tour 2017

Geoffrey Mead will be conducting a special tour dating back over 90 years of cafe and family history. This tour will take place in various locations around the old town including the Royal Pavilion, East Street, The Lanes and the beach... 

Notorious Women of Hove

Notorious Women of Hove

Hove has been home to women whose ideas have shaken up our world - from some of Britain’s first women doctors to suffragettes, from social campaigners to boundary shifting entertainers... 

A Brighton Story 90 Minute City Tour

A Brighton Story 90 Minute City Tour

Brighton's most popular 90 minute traditional city walking tour. Perfect for visitors and residents alike. Discover secret tunnels, lost Royal romances, Jack the Ripper's favourite pub and much more on this acclaimed city tour... 

Brighton Food Tours: The V.I.B. (Very Independent Brighton) Food Tour

Brighton Food Tours: The V.I.B. (Very Independent Brighton) Food Tour

The V.I.B (Very Independent Brighton) Food Tour is a celebration of independent Brighton - packed with the eclectic sights and tastes from the unique makers to the unsung heroes of Brighton’s indie food and drink scene... 

HIP Trip of Brighton: A Psychedelic Wander

HIP Trip of Brighton: A Psychedelic Wander

Award-nominated sell-out hit HIP returns as an immersive journey through the streets of 1970s Brighton. HIP explores the true story of Brightonian Anne Clarke. The discovery of Anne's diaries and letters by squatter Jolie Booth, unearthed a huge archive about the city they've lived in and experiences they've shared... 

Geoffrey Mead's London Road Tour

Geoffrey Mead's London Road Tour

London Road is an area rapidly regenerating after years of inner city decline. New businesses have moved in, with improvements to the Open Market and The Level, new housing at the Co-op, New England and on Ditchling Road and a general feeling of urban regrowth... 

Only in Brighton!

Only in Brighton!

A fact-filled walk celebrating our unique city. Discover what connects ABBA to the Portuguese Revolution. A stained wall to a worldwide brand. Mount Everest to Tesco's in Hove. A 19th century vegetarian... 

Geoffrey Mead's Clifton & Montpelier Tour

Geoffrey Mead's Clifton & Montpelier Tour

Close to the city centre lies the Victorian suburb of Clifton Hill and Montpelier; a quiet architecturally interesting community with its own geological, geographical and social history background... 

Book Lovers' Tour

Book Lovers' Tour

Allan Foster, a writer whose name is practically synonymous with Edinburgh literary tourism, is our guide on the Book Lovers’ Tour, which specialises in introducing tourists to the literary haunts of some of Scotland’s most renowned writers... 

Celebrating Edinburgh’s Traditional Buildings: Riddle’s Court Tour

Celebrating Edinburgh’s Traditional Buildings: Riddle’s Court Tour

See work in progress on a 16th century merchant’s house as the original fabric is revealed and conserved, discover its fascinating past, hear about its future as the Patrick Geddes Centre for Learning... 

Celebrating Edinburgh’s Traditional Buildings: Calton Hill Geology and Building Stones Walk

Celebrating Edinburgh’s Traditional Buildings: Calton Hill Geology and Building Stones Walk

Stone me! Luis Albornoz and Paul Everett of the British Geological Survey deliver a rewarding walking talk on Edinburgh’s geology, providing information on the bedrock of our built environment... 

Rebustours: Hidden Edinburgh

Rebustours: Hidden Edinburgh

You’d be forgiven for thinking this was a generic literary tour, because of the way it had been marketed in the Fringe programme. Instead, it turned out to be a two-hour tour of crime writer Ian Rankin’s Edinburgh, following in the footsteps of the eponymous character from the bestselling Rebus novels, presented by the jovial and amiable Colin Brown... 

The Attenborough Tours: Life on Fringe

The Attenborough Tours: Life on Fringe

Life-changing daily walking tours with Stompy (Half Naked Chef). Discover the natural history of the Fringe in all its grime and glory! Improvised stupidity! Best Interactive, Adelaide Fringe... 

Delivery #16

Delivery #16

Take a better look at the streets of Edinburgh with this smartphone driven piece of interactive theatre. You represent The Giftgivers, a bespoke courier service making anniversaries special and connecting loved ones in long-distance relationships... 

Scotland's Democracy Trail

Scotland's Democracy Trail

Democracy is a hot topic in Scotland. In 2014's independence referendum, thousands of people in Scotland even got enthusiastic about it. Take the gentle uphill path to the top of Calton Hill to hear a 500-year-old story of democracy in Scotland, much of it almost forgotten... 

Hidden Gardens of the Royal Mile

Hidden Gardens of the Royal Mile

Greenyonder's most popular tour. Take an easy walking tour to discover a little-known side of Edinburgh's Old Town. Behind the historic buildings find the surprising number of gardens and green nooks and crannies, all with a story to tell... 

Come Down the Mile

Come Down the Mile

Walk the historic and dramatic Royal Mile with poet Ken Cockburn, weaving through narrow closes, open squares and secret gardens to discover how this city has been inspiring writers for 500 years... 

Susan Morrison: Walking Dead, Famous and Funny

Susan Morrison: Walking Dead, Famous and Funny

Start your Fringe day with a laugh-and-learn walk through some of Edinburgh’s weirder backstory. Susan Morrison is a comedian who lives to explore the funkier corners of history. That bit behind the chamber pot, under the bed… Take a stroll in the fresh air and discover not just some of Scotland’s more peculiar history, but also some handy coping skills such as how to avoid random lepers, the best way to hail a sedan chair and swerve techniques to dodge flying shit... 

The Potter Trail

The Potter Trail

This free walking tour is geared for Potter fans young and old: Plenty of Harry Potter lore blended with some mild speculation, historical information and plenty of jokes. You’ll be informed on where JK really hung out, which parts of the city contributed to which part of the books and learn a bit about real events such as the fate of witches in Medieval Scotland, what The Elephant House is really the birthplace of and such characters as Lockhart, a notorious lawyer and McGonagall, a poet who made his money from being deliberately awful... 

Secrets of the Fringe Walking Tour

Secrets of the Fringe Walking Tour

Life behind the scenes at the world’s largest trade show for the arts. This light-hearted unsanctioned Free Festival tour led by Brooke Allen will show you how to get free tickets to top shows, meet the most amazing people and leave with the best souvenirs that will cost you nothing... 

City of the Dead Haunted Graveyard Tour

City of the Dead Haunted Graveyard Tour

A terrifying journey into the lair of the world famous Mackenzie Poltergeist, the best documented supernatural case in history. Our walks combine the weirdest stories, wickedest humour and wildest history... 

Edinburgh – Festival City Explorer Tours

Edinburgh – Festival City Explorer Tours

Join a fun and informative small group tour through Edinburgh's historic city centre, led by a knowledgeable and experienced local guide. Explore how the city has changed over 900 years, and hear stories about the people who have lived (and died) here... 

Edinburgh Whisky Walks: A Tour and a Tasting

Edinburgh Whisky Walks: A Tour and a Tasting

Join a fun and informative walking tour of Edinburgh's Old Town, followed by a tutored tasting of four single malt Scotch whiskies. Explore the city's former brewing districts of Canongate and Holyrood with a knowledgeable and experienced local guide – highlights include the new Scottish Parliament building, the Palace of Holyroodhouse and the Royal Mile... 

Geoffrey Mead's London Road Tour

Geoffrey Mead's London Road Tour

Having lived at the top end of Brighton’s London Road for the last six years, I’ve witnessed first-hand the rapid and accelerating gentrification taking place in the area, dimly aware that this is but the latest of many urban skins that the district has worn, and wanting to know more... 

Switchboard

Switchboard

A phone rings. Keeps ringing. You answer the call. It’s for you. What happens next is in your hands. Sell-out interactive and immersive theatre company Produced Moon bring you their most ambitious work yet... 

A Walk Through Homelessness in Brighton & Hove

A Walk Through Homelessness in Brighton & Hove

Brighton & Hove is a city of contrasts. Behind its rich architectural façade there has always been poverty, inadequate housing and homelessness. Join us on our heritage trail through the city and visit First Base, a day centre for people experiencing homelessness today. 

Pilgrimage: A New British Tradition of Walking with Soul

Pilgrimage: A New British Tradition of Walking with Soul

Singing minstrels Guy Hayward and Will Parsons of the British Pilgrimage Trust, lead us in an evening about the re-introduction of pilgrimage to 21st century Britain. Includes folk song, shelter-making, simple ritual, and a labyrinth walk... 

Street Stories

Street Stories

An innovative digital oral history project from Little Green Pig and the heritage strand of the Brighton Homeless Trust . Young writers collaborated with the homeless community to create a digital audio story walk through the streets of Brighton, complete with sound effects 

Pavilion Gardens Cafe 75th Anniversary History Tour

Pavilion Gardens Cafe 75th Anniversary History Tour

Geoffrey Mead will be conducting a special tour dating back over 90 years of cafe and family history. This tour takes place in various locations around the old town including the Royal Pavilion, East Street, the Lanes and the beach... 

The Sissy's Progress

The Sissy's Progress

Nando Messias was beaten up on the street in an act of homophobic hatred. After years of dreaming up his response, he presents 'The Sissy’s Progress'. Part dance-theatre, part walking performance, he leads audiences out onto the streets with a live marching band... 

Geoffrey Mead's Clifton & Montpelier Tour

Geoffrey Mead's Clifton & Montpelier Tour

The Clifton Hill and Montpelier area is a charming, inner-city architectural gem that is the essence of Brighton style. This walk takes in the geography, architecture and social history of the area. 

Notorious Women of Brighton

Notorious Women of Brighton

Wilful princesses, Music Hall stars, headstrong courtesans, acrobats, entrepreneurs - Brighton has always attracted women who dare to do things differently. Hear some of their stories and other female claims to fame. 

Brighton's Hidden Mysteries Tour

Brighton's Hidden Mysteries Tour

“A fascinating stroll through the city’s association with the occult, packed with detail and entertainingly dodgy conjecture” **** (The Argus). Architecture hiding secret archetypal knowledge, witchcraft, stone circles, freemasonry, alchemy and magic symbols... 

Only in Brighton!

Only in Brighton!

A walk celebrating all that's unique, and a little bit weird, about Brighton. "Thoughtful and captivating" ***** (Love Fringe), "Funny, entertaining and well-informed" **** (Latest 7), "Charming, funny... 

Notorious Women of Hove

Notorious Women of Hove

By popular demand! Hove has been home to women whose ideas have shaken up our world - from some of Britain's first women doctors to suffragettes; campaigners to boundary-shifting entertainers... 

Celebrating Edinburgh's Traditional Buildings: Calton Hill Geology Walk

Celebrating Edinburgh's Traditional Buildings: Calton Hill Geology Walk

Locally sourced natural materials – a strategy for sustainable construction? Emily Tracey of the British Geological Survey provides a rewarding walking talk on the geology that provided building stones used across the city. 

Grim Reaper Graveyard Tour

Grim Reaper Graveyard Tour

Uncover the secrets of the dead in this creepy night time tour of Greyfriars, Edinburgh's most historic graveyard. For 450 years the great, the good and the bad of Edinburgh have been interred here and their resting places marked by towering gothic monuments, obelisks, sarcophagi, effigies, underground crypts and majestic tombs adorned with hidden symbolism and imagery... 

Rope

Rope

Going into this show, I had my reservations. Taking Rope, a classic claustrophobic one room thriller, and turning it into a promenade performance sent alarm bells ringing, but I went in open-minded and was rewarded with thrilling and thoroughly entertaining experience... 

The Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour

The Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour

The Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour is exactly what it says on the tin: an exploration of the streets, the sights and, most importantly, the pubs that have all influenced the city's rich literary scene... 

The Potter Trail

The Potter Trail

The Potter Trail, beginning opposite the Greyfriars Bobby statue, is proud to say that it is perfectly magical, thank you very much. Joining a robed, wand-wielding guide, this tour takes us from the grave which inspired the true identity of Lord Voldemort (I’m sorry, He Who Must Not Be Named), to the street that inspired Diagon Alley, and many other locations besides... 

Backstage Pass to the UK’s Biggest Theatre!

Backstage Pass to the UK’s Biggest Theatre!

Explore the labyrinth of secrets lurking behind the Edinburgh Playhouse foyer doors as the custodians (past and present) of this stunning theatre lead you through the history of a much loved local institution... 

Pace: Walk This Way

Pace: Walk This Way

Come to Gayfield Creative Spaces on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays for a series of walks as we explore our own locality and the wonderful green spaces and creative initiatives that make up contemporary Edinburgh... 

Edinburgh’s Criminal Underbelly – (Fact and Fiction)

Edinburgh’s Criminal Underbelly – (Fact and Fiction)

Edinburgh is a city of stark contrasts. On one side there is the cultured gentile set, then on the other a darker sinister underbelly that lurks in alleyways, graveyards and houses of ill repute... 

Rebustours - Hidden Edinburgh

Rebustours - Hidden Edinburgh

Explore the dark, hidden side of best-selling author Ian Rankin's Edinburgh. Discover the real locations that are examined in the books and feel the history and mystery of this unique European capital city... 

Hidden Gardens of the Royal Mile

Hidden Gardens of the Royal Mile

Take an easy walking tour to discover a little-known side of Edinburgh's Old Town. Behind historic buildings find the surprising number of gardens and green nooks and crannies, all with a story to tell... 

Edinburgh – A Tale of Two Towns

Edinburgh – A Tale of Two Towns

On our tour we will reveal some of the secrets hidden within a city rich in culture and ancient history and blessed with beauty. We will bring the past and its people vividly to life... 

Scotland's Democracy Trail

Scotland's Democracy Trail

Democracy is a hot topic in Scotland. In last year’s Independence Referendum, many thousands of people even got enthusiastic about it, and the world was watching. Based on the book of the same name, this walking tour takes a gentle uphill path to the top of Calton Hill, with its fabulous views of the city and beyond, to tell a 500-year-old story of democracy, with a spotlight on writers and ideas... 

Royal Mile Tours – Free

Royal Mile Tours – Free

Take part in the Festival's longest running show at no charge at all. Join one of our trained local guides for a gentle walk around Edinburgh's world-famous Royal Mile. There are few streets in the world filled with over 1,000 years of history... 

Mary Queen of Scots – The Edinburgh Story

Mary Queen of Scots – The Edinburgh Story

There have been many books, films, documentaries, etc on Mary Stuart, giving us many perceptions of Mary, those involved with her, and incidents in her life. A story of power, politics, romance, religion, murder and treachery... 

Edinburgh: Festival City Explorer Tour

Edinburgh: Festival City Explorer Tour

New in town? Start your day with a fun and informative walking tour, following a scenic route through Edinburgh's city centre. From the the medieval Old Town to the Georgian-era New Town, explore the history, heritage and culture of this city of two halves, with a knowledgeable and experienced local guide...