Georgian Edinburgh and the medieval Royal Mile
Your tour today begins with a panoramic tour of the city. See the Georgian architecture of the New town, Princes Street and drive down parts of the famous medieval Royal Mile with the imposing Edinburgh Castle at one end and the 17th century Palace of Holyrood house at the other.
The Palace was the home of Mary Queen of Scots from 1561 to 1568 and was occupied by Bonnie Prince Charlie in 1745. The scene of many a great historical drama including notorious murders, and power-hungry personalities, the Palace is now the Queen’s official residence in Scotland.
Onto Edinburgh Castle
A majestic landmark which dominates the capital city’s skyline just as it has dominated Scotland’s long and colourful history, Edinburgh Castle is the best known & most visited of Scotland’s historic buildings.
Perched on an extinct volcano and offering stunning views, this instantly recognizable fortress is a powerful national symbol, and part of Edinburgh’s World Heritage Site.
Once inside, you will have the opportunity to see the castle’s many different architectural styles, reflecting its importance throughout the history of Scotland, with the oldest section dating back to the 12th century. You will also have the opportunity to view the Crown Jewels of Scotland and the Stone of Destiny.
- Included: Entrance fee to Edinburgh Castle
- Language: English
- Max. participants: 225
Wheelchairs: A courtesy vehicle can take visitors with a disability to the top of the castle. Ramps and a lift give access to the Crown Jewels, Stone of Destiny and associated exhibition; and ramps provide access to the war memorial.
We request that any wheelchair users be accompanied as the guide cannot undertake responsibility for them during the tour