Edinburgh Old Town tickets


The Old Town is the hub of all the major tourist attractions all thanks to its charming architecture and rich history of the city.

It is filled with historic monuments, narrow streets, pretty shops, lovely pubs and art museums all flavored by literary attributions.

The city is home to popular attractions like Edinburgh Castle, Arthur’s Seat, Royal Mile, Holyrood Palace and many more!

Here’s a list of quality Edinburgh Old Town tickets we picked for you:

Edinburgh Old Town walking tour

The Edinburgh Old Town walking tour covers beautiful cobbled streets, back alleys, the historic side of Old Town and gothic architecture.

A walking tour is the best way to cover a lot of places while also sightseeing the city atmosphere and learning more in detail.

This tour includes destinations like St Giles Cathedral, the Mercat Cross, the George Heriot School and Greyfriars Kirk.

Backed by a guide, you can finally relax from wrapping your head around a map and enjoy the city by exploring its hidden gems.

Our guides ensure the use of their personally designed route that expresses their passion for the history and horror tales of the city.

Tour prices:

Adult ticket (16 to 99 years): £14
Child ticket (5 to 15 years): £9
Infants ticket (4 years and younger): Free 

Edinburgh Old Town Underground Vaults tour

It’s time for the tour to the underground vaults that are considered to be haunted.

This guided tour includes the vaults of the South Bridge that goes back to the 1700s, some of which are known as the scariest places on earth.

The Underground Vaults tour will unfold the dark history of the Burke and Hare murders and the burning of the witches.

You also get to experience the torture exhibition that is not for the faint hearted so proceed to this site with caution.

 Ticket Includes:

  • An expert tour guide
  • Tour of the South Bridge underground vaults
  • Entry to the Torture Exhibition (If option selected)
  • A one-hour tour of all the highlights of the Underground Vaults

Tour Prices:

Visitors’ AgeTicket Price (€)
Participants tickets (99 and younger)€14

Haunted Underground Vaults and Graveyard tour

Yet another scary addition to the underground vaults tour is the Greyfriars Graveyard which is filled with criminal stories.

The tour will take you to Gothic mausoleums and notable burials that have contributed to the grim past of the cemetery.

Explore the candle-lit vaults of the South Bridge and feel the presence of old history characters who never fully died.

These places were once the home of destitute witches and a hellfire occult group with traces that point towards the vaults being possessed by true evil.

Ticket Includes:

  • An expert tour guide
  • Visit to the Greyfriars Kirkyard
  • Entry to the Edinburgh Vaults
  • 1.5-hour tour of the graveyard and vaults

Tour Prices:

Visitors’ AgeTicket Price (€)
Participants tickets (99 and younger)€18

Witches and history Old Town walking tour

This tour welcomes you with a witch-costumed guide who will take you to locations like Lady Stairs Close Grassmarket and Candle Maker Row.

See how Edinburgh was the perfect place for J.K Rowling to be obsessed with witches, wizards and magic.

You are welcome to join the enthusiasm of the guide by arriving in costumes at Greyfriars Kirkyard graveyard.

Marvel at the view of the Writers Museum which tributes to Robert Burns, Walter Scott and Robert Louis.

The city’s architecture adds flavor to the spooky tour as you take a walk through Parliament Square, Victoria Street and St.Giles Cathedral.

Ticket Includes:

  • Costumed guide
  • Free Gift
  • 70-minute long English guided tour

Tour prices:

Visitors’ AgeTicket Price (€)
Adult ticket (16 to 64 years)€12
Senior ticket (65 to 99 years)€10
Students ticket (with valid ID)€10
Child ticket (15 years and younger)€8

Private walking tour of Edinburgh Old Town and New Town

The city is all about walking with a lot of walking streets that allow you to explore the city’s beauty at your own pace.

With this private walking tour, you can witness the contrast between the Old Town and New Town with the company of your walking group and guide.

Learn about the rich culture and history of Edinburgh while seeing the important landmarks on foot so you can scan each detail.

This guided walking tour also offers pickup from your accommodation in Edinburgh.

You cover all the important spots of the Old Town like the Churchyards, open gardens, Edinburgh Castle and Castle Rock, Victoria Street and Royal Mile.

This is followed by covering the Georgian architecture of the New Town which included properties like York, Chester, Bath and Chichester.

Tour prices:

Participant tickets (upto 120 years): £149 per group of 8

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