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Free Walking Tour Edinburgh

Overview of the top sights in Edinburgh, an offline map and discounted skip-the-line tickets.
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Thank you for your interest in joining a self-guided Free Walking Tour in Edinburgh from YourMobileGuide.

This Free Walking Tour consists of a variety of stations and guides you with your smartphone to 30 highlights of Edinburgh as well as 15 romantic places for lovers. If the weather isn't ideal for spending time outdoors, 16 bad-weather activities provide alternative ideas for the day. To guarantee that children also enjoy the tour, we've put together 15 attractions for our younger guests. In addition, there are filters for 11 museums and 11 special activities.

You will receive brief information about each attraction. Independently and at your own pace, you can explore Edinburgh flexibly, whenever and however you want.

The castle on Castle Rock majestically towers over Edinburgh and dominates the silhouette of the east coast city, which has been the capital of Scotland since 1437. The rock slopes almost vertically on three sides and the fortress can only be reached on foot from the east. The changing of the guard by soldiers in Scottish kilt is impressive and a sight to see.

Explore the long and turbulent history of Edinburgh, which Theodor Fontane called the "Athens of the North," and Sir Walter Scott described as "my own romantic town." Take the 287 steps up a narrow spiral staircase to the viewing gallery on top of the 61-meter Scott Monument, built in honor of the poet and novelist. You will not be disappointed by the view you find here.

Hardly any other city seems so dark, enchanting and full of secrets. According to the author of Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling, she often went for walks in Greyfriars Kirkyard cemetery and was inspired by the names of the dead. She used to write parts of her novels in the back room of the Elephant House café, from where you have a view of the castle.

But Edinburgh has more than just a mystical side. Marvel at the magnificent gardens in New Town or enjoy the maritime flair at the harbor. Here, by the way, lies the Britannia, the former private yacht of the Queen of England, which has been turned into a museum.

Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of The Royal Mile, where life pulsates between cobblestone streets, medieval houses, historic buildings, charming side streets, cafés, bars, pubs, restaurants and stores. Maybe if you're lucky you will be able to catch one of their many festivals that are held throughout the year.

Don't be alarmed if you hear a gunshot. Traditionally, a cannon is fired every day except Sundays at exactly 13:00. The One O'Clock Gun is the name of the spectacle. Originally, it was meant to help sailors adjust their chronometers, but the tradition has survived to this day.

And of course, a stop in Edinburgh wouldn't be complete without a taste of the original Scotch whiskey.

Explore the most interesting places of Edinburgh with this Free Walking Tour. For each sight, you have a brief summary of the essential information with pictures on the map. Due to your time restraints, you can interrupt the route at any moment and take a closer look at attractions that interest you.

Thanks to our city map, you always know where you are.

Enjoy your discovery tour of Edinburgh according to your personal preferences and interests! Take your time; you are the boss of the tour!

YourMobileGuide Team

What does the YourMobileGuide app offer?

  • Brief information about all the sights along the Free Walking Tour.
  • 4 filters that allow you to select exactly what you are looking for, be it Top Sights, Activities with Kids, Romantic Places for Lovers or Bad Weather Activities.
  • 2 additional filters with information about museums and special activities
  • Flexible timing that allows you to fit the tour into your vacation in a relaxed way
  • An individualized experience which allows you to decide when and where you want to go and how much time you spend there.

What makes the YourMobileGuide app so valuable to you?

  • With this app, you will always have an overview!
  • Thanks to the city map, which also works offline, you will always know where you are and which exciting sights are near you.
  • Just download the offline map to your phone and you can follow your discovery journey step by step. This is also called GPS supported maps.
  • Top sightseeing, romantic experiences, fun for kids, bad-weather activities, museums, specials and much more....
  • You filter our options based on your needs and we will take you to the selected places with the offline GPS function.

What makes this YourMobileGuide app so special?

  • Discounted tickets to selected museums and attractions along your route.
  • No waiting in ticket lines because you booked online.
  • After a one time download of the YourMobileGuide app, you have access to many more Free Walking Tours and tips for numerous cities in Europe and all over the world.
  • If you don't have storage space on your smartphone, you can also use the Free Walking Tour online in your Internet browser with the same benefits! 

We, at YourMobileGuide, hope you have the most fun in Edinburgh and a great stay in Scotland.

If you are interested in audio guides prepared by local historians, tour guides and specialists, please check the link for more options.

YourMobileGuide Team

How it Works?
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Be flexible
You determine the start time and pace
Individual Travel
You don't dependent on a group!

Wie funktioniert YourMobileGuide?

1) Wählen Sie Ihren Audio Guide
2) Erhalten Sie Ihren Zugangscode per E-Mail
3) Starten Sie Ihre Audio Tour mit der App oder im Internetbrowser


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