Discover the sites, stories and secrets of Edinburgh's Old Town that you might have otherwise missed, and take a guided trip together around one of Britain's most famous castles on this Secrets of the Royal Mile Tour and Entrance to Edinburgh Castle. The capital city of Scotland is filled with ancient stories and colourful secrets, all painting a vivid picture of Edinburgh's varied history. As you wander off the beaten path and hear the tales of the city's culture, crime and politics throughout the years, you'll both learn about all the things the guide books wouldn't dare to tell you. From Edinburgh's Victorian Mercat Cross, a marker for a market place that stood in the 14th century, your tour will pass along the Royal Mile and back through time on the way to the jewel of the capital ' Edinburgh Castle. As you move through the castle your guide will tell you of battles, sieges and royalty, and the countless generations that have lived and died within its storied walls. Visit Edinburgh, take a tour of the old town and learn about some of the Scottish capital's remarkable history on this intriguing tour.
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Your tour will begin at the city's Victorian Mercat Cross, and after meeting your tour guide and historian you'll be led through the streets and alleys of Edinburgh's old Town on your way up the Royal Mile towards the dominating Edinburgh Castle. Your tour includes entry to the castle, so you'll be able to learn even more of the city's secrets from the ancient fortress as you're guided through its paths and across battlements.