City Tours Edinburgh

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Welcome to City Tours Edinburgh, by Joining one of our walking tours you will learn more about the beautiful City of Edinburgh.

Our walking tours offer you the chance to visit and learn about the history of the capital and hear about the people who helped to shape Edinburgh into the City it is now. 

On our Walking Tours we will walk you through some of Edinburgh’s dark past and tell the history that helped build Scotland. Learn about the famous and infamous of old Edinburgh. Listen to our true stories about the history of the Old Town, Greyfriars Kirkyard and the Covenanters.

On our Greyfriars Kirkyard Tour learn about Greyfriars Historic Kirkyard with its Harry Potter connection and the tale of Greyfriars Bobby, the faithful little Skye terrier who slept by his masters grave for 14 years, the creepy tale of the Mackenzie poltergeist, The Covenanters and much more.

On our Covenanters Tour learn about who the Covenanters were, the Prison where they were locked away, the Gallows where they were hung, the Chapel where their bodies were dressed before burial and their burial site. 

Why not book an indulgent Scottish Afternoon Tea after your tour.

City Tours Edinburgh conduct unique walking tours for groups of up to 18 people. We like to keep the numbers small so that everyone on the tour will be able to hear the guide and not feel left out at the back of the group.

We can also cater for Private Walking Tours of Greyfriars Kirkyard and Edinburgh City Center. Student tours can also be arranged, please contact us to arrange these.

All of our tours are conducted by experienced guides. We pride ourselves on our customer care. 

Hear the history of Old Town of Edinburgh, let us share our knowledge about Edinburgh with you and hear her secrets unfold on our unique walking tours. 

The Greyfriars Kirkyard tour last around 105 minutes. Those tours which include afternoon tea are considerably longer.

** Booking is essential. All tours must be booked and paid for 24 hours in advance. 


All Greyfriars tours half price only £5 per person on Mondays, Wednesday, Friday and Saturdays in March. Contact us or book below using button.

Our new Covenanters tours are now running. See Covenanters page for details.

New tours are coming up please keep watching here.

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Greyfriars Bobby commemoration ceremony.
Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh
wall monument Greyfriars
The Grassmarket
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Members of Edinburgh City Guard pay homage to Captain John Porteous
Mackenzie's Tomb, Greyfriars Kirkyard.
Whose who in Greyfriars
Leading piper Jennifer Hutcheon plays'Tribute To Bobby' at Greyfriars Kirkyard.
Greyfriars herb garden
The Martyrs Monument in Greyfriars.