Free Royal Mile Tours

Events (walk, historical)

  • Edinburgh City Chambers (Meeting Point) - Courtyard
  • 10:30, 14:00
  • Aug 6-27
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Suitability: 5+
  • Country: United Kingdom - Scotland
  • Group: Edinburgh Festival Voluntary Guides Association
  • Warnings and additional info: Audience will be standing throughout and required to walk or move around during the performance
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years
Dates, Times and Prices


Come and join us for the original free walking tour, packed with the rich historical sites and tales of the many colourful characters around the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town. Since Edinburgh’s first festival in 1947, our trained local guides, all volunteers who love their city, have shared their knowledge with visitors from all over the world. Our tours leave from the City Chambers, start at 10.30am and 2.00pm, last for about 90 minutes and can cover our late Queen’s final procession route in Edinburgh. Visitors have consistently awarded our tours five stars on TripAdvisor.

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: Information not supplied
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info

How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Dates, Times and Prices