An Introduction to Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Mile

(72 reviews)
Castle and the Royal Mile, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
45 mins

About the tour

Learn about Edinburgh Castle and the surrounding historic buildings viewed from the Castle Esplanade (site of the annual Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo) and travel down the upper part of the Royal Mile hearing stories about the buildings the people who lived in them and things that happened.

Meet your local guide


An Engineer by training who 14 years ago returned to his life long love of Scotland and his home town Edinburgh and trained with a number of local companies as a tour guide. A tour with Martin will Entertain, Educate and Amuse!

Martin has been guiding since Nov 2007

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Edinburgh with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and amazing guide.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Edinburgh. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Jane B.

15 February 2021

Great tour

Pauline T.

14 February 2021

Martin was wonderful. Knowledgeable and patient even although technology was not behaving and the streaming faltered. A great trip regardless.

Tish B.

13 February 2021

Martin is just so kind and knowledgeable and gave a great tour! Really enjoyed it, thank you!

Bernie D.

13 February 2021

Lost connection so can’t really comment on this tour today .

Lynn S.

13 February 2021

Interesting tour and would like to again as reception was poor

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