Best Tours in Edinburgh

Check out the top Tours in Edinburgh, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. The Real Mary King's Close
1. The Real Mary King's Close
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165 local reviews
The Real Mary King's Close
Closed · Opens Sunday 9:30 AM
+44 131 225 0672
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Noreen
You can’t throw a haggis on the Royal Mile on a summer evening without hitting a ghost tour of one kind of ano…
Darren
Beneath the City Chambers on the Royal Mile lies Edinburgh's deepest secret, a warren of hidden streets where …
Graeme
For anyone who wants to learn more about the darker side of Edinburgh's historic old town - come and see what …
1. The Real Mary King's Close
1. The Real Mary King's Close
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165 local reviews
The Real Mary King's Close
Closed · Opens Sunday 9:30 AM
+44 131 225 0672
Noreen
Noreen
You can’t throw a haggis on the Royal Mile on a summer evening without hitting a ghost tour of one kind of another, but if you want to indul…
Darren
Darren
Beneath the City Chambers on the Royal Mile lies Edinburgh's deepest secret, a warren of hidden streets where real people lived, worked and …
Graeme
Graeme
For anyone who wants to learn more about the darker side of Edinburgh's historic old town - come and see what lies beneath the City. This is…
2. Scottish Parliament Building
2. Scottish Parliament Building
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166 local reviews
Scottish Parliament Building
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Raffaele
Whether you consider it an over-priced blot on the landscape or an architectural triumph, Catalonian architect…
Sarah
The Scottish Parliament is an iconic structure. In a dramatic setting next to Arthur's Seat, the exterior is …
Hannah
You can visit the Scottish Parliament Building Monday to Saturday for free and without booking, although you m…
2. Scottish Parliament Building
2. Scottish Parliament Building
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166 local reviews
Scottish Parliament Building
Raffaele
Raffaele
Whether you consider it an over-priced blot on the landscape or an architectural triumph, Catalonian architect Enric Miralles’ controversial…
Sarah
Sarah
The Scottish Parliament is an iconic structure. In a dramatic setting next to Arthur's Seat, the exterior is fascinating and the interior i…
Hannah
Hannah
You can visit the Scottish Parliament Building Monday to Saturday for free and without booking, although you might need to book for guided t…
3. Edinburgh Castle
3. Edinburgh Castle
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835 local reviews
Castlehill
Closed · Opens Sunday 9:30 AM
+44 131 225 9846
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Catherine
Edinburgh Castle is a world famous icon of Scotland and part of Edinburgh’s World Heritage Site. It was recent…
Calum
The castle is a world famous icon of Scotland and part of Edinburgh’s World Heritage Site. It was recently vot…
Zee
The castle is a world famous icon of Scotland and part of Edinburgh’s World Heritage Site. It was recently vot…
3. Edinburgh Castle
3. Edinburgh Castle
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835 local reviews
Castlehill
Closed · Opens Sunday 9:30 AM
+44 131 225 9846
Catherine
Catherine
Edinburgh Castle is a world famous icon of Scotland and part of Edinburgh’s World Heritage Site. It was recently voted top UK Heritage Attra…
Calum
Calum
The castle is a world famous icon of Scotland and part of Edinburgh’s World Heritage Site. It was recently voted top UK Heritage Attraction …
Zee
Zee
The castle is a world famous icon of Scotland and part of Edinburgh’s World Heritage Site. It was recently voted top UK Heritage Attraction …
4. Palace of Holyroodhouse
4. Palace of Holyroodhouse
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237 local reviews
Canongate
Closed · Opens Sunday 9:30 AM
+44 303 123 7306
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Noreen
A tour of the Queen’s official palace in Scotland will show you more tapestries, paintings and plasterwork tha…
Mairi Anne
Founded as a monastery in 1128, the Palace of Holyrood House is the official residence of the British monarch …
Susan
This is the official home of Queen Elizabeth when she visits Edinburgh and is often used for state occasions. …
4. Palace of Holyroodhouse
4. Palace of Holyroodhouse
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237 local reviews
Canongate
Closed · Opens Sunday 9:30 AM
+44 303 123 7306
Noreen
Noreen
A tour of the Queen’s official palace in Scotland will show you more tapestries, paintings and plasterwork than you can shake a sceptre at, …
Mairi Anne
Mairi Anne
Founded as a monastery in 1128, the Palace of Holyrood House is the official residence of the British monarch in Scotland. The Palace as it …
Susan
Susan
This is the official home of Queen Elizabeth when she visits Edinburgh and is often used for state occasions. It was also the home of Mary Q…
5. The Tourmalet
5. The Tourmalet
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46 local reviews
25 Buchanan St
Open · Closes 11:00 PM
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Mark & Morven
This bar has recently opened and is named after a notoriously difficult Tour de France mountain climb (and sis…
Dominique
This bar has recently opened and is named after a notoriously difficult Tour de France mountain climb (and sis…
Jade
Great wee local pub, especially if you're into Tour de France memorabilia!
5. The Tourmalet
5. The Tourmalet
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46 local reviews
25 Buchanan St
Open · Closes 11:00 PM
Mark & Morven
Mark & Morven
This bar has recently opened and is named after a notoriously difficult Tour de France mountain climb (and sister to The Ventoux in Tollcros…
Dominique
Dominique
This bar has recently opened and is named after a notoriously difficult Tour de France mountain climb (and sister to The Ventoux in Tollcros…
Jade
Jade
Great wee local pub, especially if you're into Tour de France memorabilia!
6. The Scotch Whisky Experience
6. The Scotch Whisky Experience
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70 local reviews
354 Castlehill
Closed · Opens Sunday 10:00 AM
+44 131 220 0441
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Desmond
A five-star visitor attraction at the top of the renown Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, where you can be inspired by t…
Fin
Great history of whisky and a huge range of whiskies from around the world. There are various levels of tours…
Paul
The Scotch Whisky Experience is an excellent visitor attraction telling the tale of Scotland's national drink…
6. The Scotch Whisky Experience
6. The Scotch Whisky Experience
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70 local reviews
354 Castlehill
Closed · Opens Sunday 10:00 AM
+44 131 220 0441
Desmond
Desmond
A five-star visitor attraction at the top of the renown Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, where you can be inspired by the joys of Scotch whisky. Get …
Fin
Fin
Great history of whisky and a huge range of whiskies from around the world. There are various levels of tours. I recommend the most expensiv…
Paul
Paul
The Scotch Whisky Experience is an excellent visitor attraction telling the tale of Scotland's national drink. You can became part of the w…
7. Rabbie's Tours
7. Rabbie's Tours
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21 local reviews
6 Waterloo Pl
Open · Closes in 14 minutes
+44 131 226 3133
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Kim
Travel the local way on small group tours of 16 people or less You'll have a fantastic time, or your money bac…
Margaret
One of my last guests went on several of Rabbie's tours and thoroughly enjoyed himself. I had a look at the si…
Sarah
Rabbie's Tours are a great company who will take you on day trips and multi-day trips around Scotland! St Andr…
7. Rabbie's Tours
7. Rabbie's Tours
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21 local reviews
6 Waterloo Pl
Open · Closes in 14 minutes
+44 131 226 3133
Kim
Kim
Travel the local way on small group tours of 16 people or less You'll have a fantastic time, or your money back Go beyond the guidebooks wit…
Margaret
Margaret
One of my last guests went on several of Rabbie's tours and thoroughly enjoyed himself. I had a look at the site and the prices are very rea…
Sarah
Sarah
Rabbie's Tours are a great company who will take you on day trips and multi-day trips around Scotland! St Andrews, Loch Ness, Loch Lomond an…
8. Royal Yacht Britannia
8. Royal Yacht Britannia
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164 local reviews
Ocean Dr
Closed · Opens Sunday 10:00 AM
+44 131 555 5566
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Susan
The Royal Yacht Britannia was home to Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family for over 40 years, sailing ov…
Glenham
Experience the UK's no.1 attraction (TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice 2014). Follow in the footsteps of Royalty …
Rona
The Queen's residence when travelling abroad. Very interesting. £15 or buy the Royal Edinburgh Ticket and visi…
8. Royal Yacht Britannia
8. Royal Yacht Britannia
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164 local reviews
Ocean Dr
Closed · Opens Sunday 10:00 AM
+44 131 555 5566
Susan
Susan
The Royal Yacht Britannia was home to Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family for over 40 years, sailing over 1,000,000 miles around the …
Glenham
Glenham
Experience the UK's no.1 attraction (TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice 2014). Follow in the footsteps of Royalty and explore this floating Roya…
Rona
Rona
The Queen's residence when travelling abroad. Very interesting. £15 or buy the Royal Edinburgh Ticket and visit the castle and Holyrood + 48…
9. Royal Yacht Britannia
9. Royal Yacht Britannia
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116 local reviews
Royal Yacht Britannia
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Noreen
Despite the indignity of being tethered next to a shopping mall, Britannia is a class act. Presented as if the…
Anne
TRYB is my favourite recommendation for visitors to Edinburgh. The 'luxury' Royal Yacht was HRH The Queen's u…
Farai
Built on Clydeside, the former Royal Yacht Britannia was the British royal family's floating holiday home duri…
9. Royal Yacht Britannia
9. Royal Yacht Britannia
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116 local reviews
Royal Yacht Britannia
Noreen
Noreen
Despite the indignity of being tethered next to a shopping mall, Britannia is a class act. Presented as if the Royal family and crew have ju…
Anne
Anne
TRYB is my favourite recommendation for visitors to Edinburgh. The 'luxury' Royal Yacht was HRH The Queen's ultimate floating holiday home …
Farai
Farai
Built on Clydeside, the former Royal Yacht Britannia was the British royal family's floating holiday home during their foreign travels from …
10. Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
10. Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
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589 local reviews
Arboretum Pl
Closed · Opens Sunday 10:00 AM
+44 131 248 2909
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Alastair
The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is one of the finest botanic gardens in the world. A pleasure for all the …
Toby
The Botanic Gardens are a centre for the study of plants, their diversity and conservation, as well as a popul…
Chris
The Botanic Gardens are a centre for the study of plants, their diversity and conservation, as well as a popul…
10. Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
10. Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
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589 local reviews
Arboretum Pl
Closed · Opens Sunday 10:00 AM
+44 131 248 2909
Alastair
Alastair
The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is one of the finest botanic gardens in the world. A pleasure for all the family, the Garden offers fant…
Toby
Toby
The Botanic Gardens are a centre for the study of plants, their diversity and conservation, as well as a popular tourist attraction. The lav…
Chris
Chris
The Botanic Gardens are a centre for the study of plants, their diversity and conservation, as well as a popular tourist attraction. The lav…
11. The Ghost Bus Tours Edinburgh
11. The Ghost Bus Tours Edinburgh
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28 local reviews
Waverley Bridge
Closed · Opens Sunday 9:00 AM
+44 844 567 8666
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Noreen
There are several sightseeing tours operating under the same banner, but all the open-topped buses are a great…
Christine
This unique ticket is all you need to explore the Royal splendours of Scotland's capital The Royal Edinburgh T…
David
There are numerous hop-on hop-off tours in Edinburgh that depart from Waverley Bridge. They are a great way to…
11. The Ghost Bus Tours Edinburgh
11. The Ghost Bus Tours Edinburgh
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28 local reviews
Waverley Bridge
Closed · Opens Sunday 9:00 AM
+44 844 567 8666
Noreen
Noreen
There are several sightseeing tours operating under the same banner, but all the open-topped buses are a great way to orient yourself while …
Christine
Christine
This unique ticket is all you need to explore the Royal splendours of Scotland's capital The Royal Edinburgh Ticket gives you: • Unlimited …
David
David
There are numerous hop-on hop-off tours in Edinburgh that depart from Waverley Bridge. They are a great way to get around to the major touri…
12. Mercat Tours
12. Mercat Tours
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17 local reviews
28 Blair St
Open · Closes in 14 minutes
+44 131 225 5445
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Dylan
A chilling way to explore Edinburgh after dark and underground. For adults only, this tour is a short, sharp s…
Alex
These guys organise good selections of tours. Ghost walks, the Bridges caverns, Historic Edinburgh... Recomme…
Dan And Alex
These tours go from outside St Giles Cathedral on the High Street. Always enjoy them. Our favourite is the Gho…
12. Mercat Tours
12. Mercat Tours
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17 local reviews
28 Blair St
Open · Closes in 14 minutes
+44 131 225 5445
Dylan
Dylan
A chilling way to explore Edinburgh after dark and underground. For adults only, this tour is a short, sharp shock – your unsettling introdu…
Alex
Alex
These guys organise good selections of tours. Ghost walks, the Bridges caverns, Historic Edinburgh... Recommended for interesting history a…
Dan And Alex
Dan And Alex
These tours go from outside St Giles Cathedral on the High Street. Always enjoy them. Our favourite is the Ghosts and Graveyards Tour.