Edinburgh's medieval Old Town is packed full of character and characters. Down every close and behind every door there are stories just waiting to be told. On a walking tour with one of our guides you will get a sense of what life was like for the people who lived here in the overcrowded centuries before the city expanded. Let us explain the oldest surviving buildings, how they would have been used and the features that have remained in place for hundreds of years.

At the heart of the Old Town is, of course, Edinburgh Castle, the most iconic of the city's great landmarks. Perched atop of an ancient (long-extinct!) volcano it represents the origins of Edinburgh and still physically dominates the city today. Touring the mighty fortress with your Scottish Tourist Guide you can hear true tales of the individuals who built and established the great stronghold and those who resided here. From kings and queens to soldiers and servants, the Castle's history is full of brave defenders and strong attackers, lang sieges and secret raids. Let us help you get fully acquainted with the truth and legends behind the intriguing Stone of Destiny, the forbidding Prisons of War, the ferocious wedding gift Mons Meg, and much else besides. And with one of our guides you'll even skip the queues to get in!

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