9 walking tours to get the most out of Edinburgh

Edinburgh, Scotland

Hit your step goal in Edinburgh.

Epic Edinburgh has so much to see, do, eat, and enjoy so how do you get the most out of your trip? Well, you get your walking shoes on and hit the streets! There are tours for history buffs, foodies, and horror fans in their hundreds, so here are our top nine walking tours in the ridiculously fun, Edinburgh city.

Edinburgh Castle: Guided Walking Tour

Wander the halls of Scotland’s hugely popular (and never breached) Edinburgh Castle whilst learning about its bloody history and role in Scotland’s monarchy from years gone by. Your guide will tell you the lesser-known facts and titbits of information during your tour.  

From £34

The Mountebank Comedy Walk of Edinburgh

Laugh until your sides hurt with a stand- up comedian and historian and their trusty buddy, Brahan the dog. Head to some of Edinburgh’s top tourist spots with hilarious stories and commentary along the way. Spare undies advisable.

From £22

Edinburgh Darkside Walking Tour

Visit the shadier side of Edinburgh with a tour of the ghostly and gruesome history of the city. Hear about infamous murders and legends from the Old Calton Burial Ground and Canongate Kirkyard, some of the most haunted cemeteries in the city. Stray from the path at your own risk.

From £24

Edinburgh Eat and Drink Tour

Sample some Scottish delicacies on this culinary tour of Edinburgh. You’ll be introduced to some of the best local restaurants and food outlets the city’s Old Town and tourist areas have to offer. Make sure to give the haggis a try....or at least pretend to.

From £95

Haunted Vaults and Graveyard Walking Tour

Walk one of the creepiest routes through the famous Greyfriar's Kirkyard and to the haunted Niddry Street underground vaults, one of the most haunted places in Edinburgh, where something evil awaits. We preferred to hold hands for this one.

From £24

Royal Mile Guided Walking Tour

Take in the stunning Royal Mile in style with a tour hosted by professional historians and local experts. The unique perspective your knowledgeable guides provide gives you an insight into the cultural and historical significance of the Royal Mile to Edinburgh today. Get your camera ready.  

From £35

The Edinburgh Cheese Crawl

One for all the cheese fanatics, get your cheesiest puns and knowledge at the ready for a 2-hour crawl through the streets of Edinburgh. Have the chance to try artisanal cheeses from top local producers.

From £35

Underground Walking Tour

Head underground to the dimly lit vaults hidden beneath the city. Explore these former slums and learn about the people who lived there, whilst hearing tales of the horrors and hauntings from the Middle Ages.

From £20

Whisky Tasting with History and Storytelling

Grab your quaich and pull up a seat in this underground bar experience, where you can sip on some of Scotland’s best whiskies whilst listening to folklore tales and Scottish traditions. Really get to the heart of what makes Scotland, well, Scotland.

From £19