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Our most recommended Grassmarket Activities

  • City Sightseeing Edinburgh: 24-Hour Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

    1. City Sightseeing Edinburgh: 24-Hour Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

    Tour Edinburgh to your own schedule on the open-top sightseeing bus, and enjoy the onboard commentary that describes the history behind the lively city. Compare Edinburgh's Old Town, where families lived in cramped conditions and rubbish was thrown out of the windows, to the elegant Georgian New Town, with its 3 main streets and square at either end. Hear about the hangings that took place in the Grassmarket as you marvel at the impenetrable Castle Rock above you, and hear about historic attempts to capture Edinburgh Castle. Drive along the Royal Mile, which joins Edinburgh Castle to the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Use the 24-hour ticket to hop on and off as you please. With great visitor attractions, museums, galleries, and restaurants to suit every taste and budget, Edinburgh's got it all! Buses run every 10-20 minutes, making the following loop: Tour Stops: 1. St Andrew Square - Norths...

    Luckily we had a dry day so were able to sit upstairs. I always take a bus tour in a new city, great way to see all the sights. Our guide spoke clearly and had interesting comments to me. Most enjoyable

  • Edinburgh: Harry Potter Magical Guided Walking Tour

    2. Edinburgh: Harry Potter Magical Guided Walking Tour

    Enjoy a Harry Potter themed walking tour across Edinburgh. See the city where JK Rowling found inspiration for Hogwarts, her famous characters, and discover the place where she wrote the books. Have your Harry Potter trivia tested with an audio-visual quiz, and earn points for your house. Find out which Hogwarts House you’re in, and whether you’re a pure blood, a muggle, or a squib. Visit the Grave of Tom Riddle in Greyfriars Kirkyard, and pass JK Rowling’s golden handprints outside City Chambers. See all this and more on a magical 2-hour guided tour. Best of all, choose from either a small-group or private guided experience.

    My daughters had a lovely time exploring Edinburgh city along with gaining knowledge about the Harry Potter tour . The guide Kieran was very interactive and made the trip worth looking forward to. Thank you.

  • Edinburgh: Old Town History and Tales Walking Tour

    3. Edinburgh: Old Town History and Tales Walking Tour

    You will meet your guide on Edinburgh's iconic and historic Royal Mile, by the Statue of Adam Smith (one of Scotland's greatest thinkers). From there, your tour will be lead through the gorgeous winding streets that comprise Edinburgh's "Old Town". Covering everything from history to religion and folklore, this walking tour is an original tour of Edinburgh’s medieval Old Town. Your talented and entertaining guide will walk you through the streets and alleys of "Auld Reekie", while enthralling you with with its history, folklore, and tales! You will learn about the secrets Edinburgh is hiding and experience the incredible stories it has to tell, as your guide leads you through the city's long history. Topics included in the tour include Edinburgh's Mercat Cross, St. Giles Cathedral, the Scottish Enlightenment, Greyfriars Bobby, the Grassmarket, Harry Potter's inspirations, and many more...

    Excellent tour. Luca, our guide , was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. I learnt a lot in the 2 hours.

  • Edinburgh: Haunted City Exploration Game & Self-Guided Tour

    4. Edinburgh: Haunted City Exploration Game & Self-Guided Tour

    Be led on an exciting self-guided tour around Edinburgh while playing a mobile-based quest with your friends and family. See many of Edinburgh’s most famous attractions and go on a journey through some of the city’s most haunted places. Download the app, go to the starting point, and begin the adventure. Follow clues and visit ghostly locations including Greyfriars Kirkyard, the site of the Nor’ Loch and West Bow, and sites where public executions were held. Unlock secrets about the places you visit as you solve puzzles and guess the answers. Learn about the Scottish Witch Hunts and the Burke and Hare murders and view the hall containing a book made of William Burke’s flesh. Use the clues to lead you from one site to another. Each clue provides you with exact directions so you won't need a map, GPS, or guide. Complete the tour in about 1.5 hours, however, there’s no time limit, allowi...

    The whole family enjoyed the quiz. We have been to Edinburgh before but this fantastic game showed us areas and details of the City's rich history we had completely missed before! Also walked us past some areas we just had to stop at such as the Surgeons Hall which again was another interesting part of our visit. Highly recommend getting this quiz to explore the city while testing your detective skills at the same time. Thank you.

  • Edinburgh: Secrets of Old Town Walking Tour

    5. Edinburgh: Secrets of Old Town Walking Tour

    Meet your guide, who is in costume, then set off on your adventure to discover the sinister side of Edinburgh’s Old Town. Walk in the footsteps of the city’s most prominent historical figures, and hear about the crimes they committed or the legacies they left behind. As you explore, listen to tales of villains, prisons, executions, and more. Highlights of the tour include a visit to Greyfriars Graveyard, and the opportunity to encounter the mysterious MacKenzie Poltergeist. Surviving that, move on to unveil the secrets of the infamous Royal Mile.

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What people are saying about Grassmarket

amazing, interactive, realistically took me back into the Harry Potter story and character experiences, great to see the sites in Edinburgh that gave inspiration to JK Rowling and the series - great tour guide and great tour - I would even take this very tour again it was fun!

Excellent services but better to buy your tour tickets at pick up points works out cheaper than buying on line thanks

Amazing tour with Kieran ! Good explanations, interesting and funny, I recommend without hesitation

Fun and informative the lady doing the tour was fantastic despite being new

Excellent Guide Amy was so informative Thoroughly enjoyed it