Please enable JS

Free New Town Tour

Discover the great transformation of Edinburgh

Thursday & Sunday


154 High Street


2 hours


If you are keen to delve deeper into the history of Edinburgh, if you'd like to avoid its most touristed spots or if you want to discover its best kept secrets, you can not miss the Free New Town Tour.

Tour insights

In the Free New Town Tour you'll discover all the secrets of one of the most historical neighbourhoods in Edinburgh, a declared Unesco heritage site, and fascinate yourself with the transformation experienced by one of Europe's leading cities in the Age of Enlightenment.

During the second half of the XVIII century, Edinburgh passed from being a dark, dirty and uncomfortable city to be a modern and open centre which welcomed some of the most brilliant minds of the European Enlightenment. In this Free Tour of its New Town you'll get to know how it managed to influence the today's world.

Take a walk through the most elegant area of Edinburgh, enjoy its gardens and parks, its incomparable views, and take advantage to take some of the best photos spots of the city. Discover the most interesting shops, pubs and restaurants of Edinburgh and appreciate a 100% Scottish experience.

If you want to take full advantage of your visit to Edinburgh and want to get to know everything there is to know about the Scottish capital you can not miss the Free New Town Tour.

On this 2 hours tour we cover:

The construction of the New Town and the great transformation of Edinburgh
The ideas of the Scottish Enlightment
The Scottish inventions and their great influence througout all the world
The Princes Street Gardens, the most appreciated by Edinburgh citizens
Some of the best neoclassic and Georgian architectural examples in the UK
The evolution of the old financial district of Edinburgh
The Scottish Prime Minister's house and Scottish politics
The Scottish National Gallery
Calton Hill, the acropolis of Edinburgh
The best panoramas of Edinburgh
The main street for shops, pubs and restaurants
The memorials of the Scottish heroes
...and much more!

With the aim to secure the best quality of the Free New Town Tour, the groups of 14+ people should book a private tour. Especially in the case of school groups, this will give us the possibility to adapt the tour to your preferences. We appreciate your understanding

Related Tours in Edinburgh

Meeting point

The FREE New Town Tour starts on The Royal Mile Thursday & Sunday at 2pm, just in front of a whisky bar called The Royal McGregor (154 High Street).

Look for the yellow umbrellas!

Useful Information

Travel tips you need to know before visiting Edinburgh


Discover the most unmissable attractions in Edinburgh

Things to do

The ultimate guide to things to do in Edinburgh

Food and drink

Edinburgh's best restaurants, bars and pubs

Where to stay

Find out the best places to stay in Edinburgh


Discover how to travel around Edinburgh

Your opinion matters!
Review us on TripAdvisor

Tour Guide

Introduce visitors to Edinburgh and share your own experiences.


Pub Crawl Leader

Work and have fun with people from all over the world.


Tour Supervisor

Present our tours to the public and ensure everything runs smoothly.


154 High Street
Edinburgh EH1 1QS