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Things to do in Edinburgh

We would like to suggest other things to do in Edinburgh during your stay that we think complement our tour and help you build up a feel for what Edinburgh and the surrounding area is about.

Local Eyes Tours: Chris runs private and group tours to North Berwick, the Highlands and in Edinburgh. He has a good sense of humour, watch his video on his web site, and has excellent Tripadvisor reviews. So by all means try his but only after you have tasted one of our tours.

Chris from Local eyes tours

 Iconic Photo Tours

Another great way to see Edinburgh while learning how to use your camera, from the lastest DSLR to the now not so humble camera phone. Will can show you many tricks of the trade, how to get the best out of your camera as he walks you round the streets of the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh.

Will also offers tours of Edinburgh and Scotland with our without your camera

Iconic photo tours of Edinburgh

Scottish Routes

This tour company will take you out of Edinburgh for a day or a few days with set tours or bespoke tours to meet your needs. They are very passionate about Scotland and whisky and have great preselected routes that will take you into the Highlands or Lowlands of Scotland.

Scottish Routes mini bus

Bygone Drives

Chauffer driven in a vintage car as you tour some of the best distilleries in Speyside. Bygone drives will put together bespoke packages for you to enjoy your time in the Highlands. They also work with Speyside railway to offer vintage car and steam train experiences.

Bygone drives vintage car

Mary's Meanders

Just 20 minutes away by train is the town of Linlithgow with it's own Palace where Mary Queen of Scots was born. Mary's Meanders offer a number of tours based around the life of Mary Queen of Scots, the town of Linlithgow or on the TV Series Outlander which is filmed in a number of locations around Linlithgow.


Mary's Meanders tours

Tour Skye

If you are heading further North during your time in Scotland then a trip to Skye is a must. Tour Skye offer an assortment of tours guided by locals to ensure you get the most out of your time on the island.


Skye rocks

Easy Ways

Looking for more serious walking then Easy Ways offer a selection of self guided walks all over Scotland from the famous West Highland way to the beautiful Fife Coastal path.They will handle your accommodation move your baggage onto your next stop and can add on some extras at the begining or end of your tour to ensure your time in Scotland is memorable.

Easyways self guided walks

Farmers markets:

On Saturdays there is a Farmers Market in Castle Terrace and on Sundays there is a Farmers Market in Stockbridge.

Farmers market castle terrace

Gallery Of Modern Art:

The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art is a must-see venue for modern and contemporary art and is home to fantastic sculpture parks.

Free entry to Gallery with paymewnt required for some exhibitions.

Open Daily 10am-5pm.

You can also access the Water of Leith walkway from the back of the gallery. Which is a country side walk in the heart of the city.

Gallery of Modern Art Edinburgh

Mercat Tours

The True Story of Edinburgh’s Underground. They have exclusive access to the famously haunted Blair Street Underground Vaults, to show you where the poor souls of Edinburgh's past still haunt her present.

Mercat tours
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