Cannongate and Holyrood Palace Walking Tour  

  • Tour ID: 1513
    Tour Theme: Historic Old Town Walking Tours
    This tour starts from: Edinburgh
    Duration: Half Day - 1 hour 30 min

  • Book this Tour

    Tour Description:

    Cannongate and Holyrood Palace Walking Tour
    Tread the route of royals, past and present - and let your expert guide unlock the history of this ancient seat of power. Discover the hidden history of the Canongate, and the glorious Palace of Holyroodhouse.

    Discover an approach to the palace that escapes the notice of history books and bus tours. As you walk down the quiet closes of the Canongate your expert guide will show you a different side of the royal city - in rich, engaging detail.

    Cannongate and Holyrood Palace Walking TourHere, rebellious Jacobites clattered over the cobbles, led by a proud Bonnie Prince Charlie. And Deacon Brodie led his dual life as locksmith and thief, immortalised by Robert Louis Stevenson. In the hands of your gifted storyteller, you'll find that romance Cannongate and Holyrood Palace Walking Tourand intrigue are everywhere - in the architecture, literature, crime and politics, on the very doorstep of the Queen's Palace.

    Your chance to explore the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

    After the Canongate, your guide will introduce the glorious Palace of Holyroodhouse - which you'll explore in your own time. You'll find 14 magnificent state apartments, as well as the romantic ruins of the 12th century Holyrood Abbey.

    The palace was the setting for many dramatic episodes in the short reign of Mary, Queen of Scots - and Her Majesty The Queen still makes use of the State Apartments for royal ceremonies.

    Cannongate and Holyrood Palace Walking Tour Cannongate and Holyrood Palace Walking Tour


    - Journey through the ancient, picturesque burgh of the Canongate
    - Meander through beautiful, hidden closes and gardens
    - Explore Holyrood Palace, Her Majesty The Queen's official residence in Scotland
    - Hear tales of past royal residents including Mary, Queen of Scots

    Royal Edinburgh Experience

    Book this Tour

    Operated by: Mercat Tours Rank 3

    The Complete Scottish Islands Experience - Skye and Orkney Tour

    Take a tour to Scotland wide ranging Highland, Glencoe, Oban, and Islands, the most magical islands of Skye and Orkney, the complete Scotland tour experience...

    tour details...

    Loch Ness, Inverness and Scottish Highlands Tour

    A 2 Day Scotland Tour exploring breath-taking scenery of the Highlands, Glencoe, the famous Loch Ness (home of the monster) and visit to Urquhart Castle. Loch Ness Tour.

    tour details...

    Private Tour to Stirling Castle, Wallace Monument and Bannockburn

    Private guided Scotland tour of Braveheart Country, learn all about William Wallace and Robert the Bruce at Stirling Castle, Wallace Monument and Bannockburn...

    tour details...

    Small Group Tours
    - 2 Day Tour of Loch Ness and Inverness
    - Isle of Skye and Highlands Scotland Tour
    - Scotland Highland Explorer Tour
    - Outer Hebrides Tour Experience - Skye, Harris and Lewis
    - Islay Whisky Adventure Tour Scotland
    - Speyside Whisky Trail Tour Scotland
    - Orkney Islands and Far North of Scotland Tour
    - more Scotland Tours

       Guest Reviews    
    "I had a fantastic time through Scotland Tours, I would recommend the company to others. Everything was great, the highlight had to be the boat ride on loch Ness. The guide & service was well organised"
      more comments  

    Scotland Guide
    Scotland Tourism Guide

    A detailed destination guide on tourist regions in Scotland. Click here

    Tours from London
    Guided Tours from London
    Guided tours to Cornwall, Bath, Stonehenge, Wales and more...

    Tours of Ireland
    Tours of Ireland
    Sightseeing tours in Ireland from Dublin, Belfast, Killarney and Galway