Edinburgh - The Walls of Edinburgh: Explore the Walls of the Medieval UNESCO World Heritage Site

The Walls of Edinburgh: Explore the Walls of the Medieval UNESCO World Heritage Site

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(51 reviews)
Old Town, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
45 mins

About the tour

If walls could talk the stories they could tell. Explore the existing city walls and see how Edinburgh’s medieval Old Town grew within them. Walk the line of the Flodden and Telfer Walls and see the locations where the old city gates stood. Starting in Greyfriar's Burial Ground at the Flodden Wall, passing the site of the Bristo Port, Old Medical School, old Infirmary and down the Vennel. Here you will get one of the best Postcards shots of Edinburgh Castle. See an old defensive tower and end in Edinburgh's famous Grassmarket sitting in the valley below Edinburgh Castle.

Meet your local guide


Sam started guiding in January 2000 and has not stopped. She loves to talk and show people her wonderful home town of Edinburgh and her beautiful country, Scotland. Her own company Edinburgh Tour Guides is now a family affair with her husband. She loves history, architecture, and all things Scottish, she's an Outlander fan and loves old ghost stories. She's has a sense of humour and likes to keep people entertained during the tour.

Sam has been guiding since Jan 2000

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Edinburgh with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Edinburgh. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the guide’s hard work, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Jane M.

17 May 2021

I enjoyed learning in such a relaxing manner. I always enjoy any shows about my heritage. I have been to Edinburgh several times but was not familiar with much of the territory Sam covered. Good tour!

Toni T.

17 May 2021

Very informative!

🇦🇺🇳🇴Emma V.

17 May 2021

Excellent tour! Loved learning about Edinburgh's history. Sam is an incredible guide.

Nevaeh B.

17 May 2021

Informative 😊

Marion L.

17 May 2021

A lot of puffing and panting!

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