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Edinburgh, the cultural capital of Scotland, is home to many entertaining and exciting activities! From exploring the Old Town with an expert historian to funny tours led by local comedians, this guide details the best Airbnb Experiences in Edinburgh. These unique tours are led by locals so you are guaranteed to be putting money back into local tourism in Edinburgh. You may even recognise a guide or two from social media…
Best Edinburgh Airbnb Experiences You Should Book
Go on a Harry Potter Walking Tour
Do you love Harry Potter? If so, you must go on a Harry Potter tour during your stay in Edinburgh!
This tour takes you to Edinburgh’s historic Greyfriars Kirkyard where the Potter author, JK Rowling found inspiration for some of her character names including Lord Voldemort!
Next, your wizard guide takes you through the majestic streets of Edinburgh, discussing Potter trivia and places where JK Rowling took inspiration and even where she wrote her books.
The tour concludes at the real life Diagon Alley, better known by muggles as Victoria Street.
This tour is highly interactive with a house point competition along the way and plenty of opportunities to ask the expert guides tricky questions!
Led by the original, biggest and highest-rated Harry Potter tour in Edinburgh.
Consistently ranked in the Top 5 Edinburgh Tours on TripAdvisor, featured in The Times, PBS and BBC Scotland, with nearly a decade’s experience behind them – you will not be disappointed!
You may also like our guide to Harry Potter locations in Edinburgh.
History Lovers Old Town Walk
Learn more than just the basics about Edinburgh’s Old Town with this guided tour run by a Scottish History scholar.
Over two hours, you will discover stories about the infamous characters that still roam the cobbled streets today, above and below ground.
Your guide will also share local knowledge on the best places to eat and drink in the Old Town.
The tour is limited to a group size of 8 people, so it is a very personal experience.
It runs in all weather so arrive prepared!
Mountebank Comedy Walk of Edinburgh
Need a laugh?
The Mountebank Comedy Walk is Edinburgh’s only comedy walking tour in Edinburgh and it is led by a professional, local, stand-up comedian.
More hysterical’ and ‘historical’ expect to laugh while you learn, the tour guide promises.
Starting in the Old Town, learn the lingo, listen to stories about local heroes and find out what Scots do with Mars Bars!
This tour is for adults and has adult themed jokes so leave the bairns at home.
Silent Disco Tour of Edinburgh
The Silent Disco Tour is honestly one of my favourite tours in Edinburgh.
Grab your pals, book a time slot and get ready to lose yourself to music for an hour.
Yes, you will be walking through the streets of Edinburgh singing to strangers and no you won’t be embarrassed because when you put on those magic earphones you become Beyonce.
Wear comfy shoes and wrap up warm and let your body do the talking as you flash mob and dance off through the Old Town.
Remarkable Sights From Arthur’s Seat
This 2.5 hour walk tour gets you out of the Old Town and up on to the summit of an extinct volcano!
Enjoy a walk through Holyrood Park, climb up to the summit of Arthur’s Seat, before descending from the iconic Salisbury Crags.
On the way, you’ll see views of Edinburgh and surrounding areas, Firth of Forth and East Lothian.
During the hike you will learn about Edinburgh’s historical past – its creation, challenges and battles.
A good level of health is required as well as decent walking shoes. Some of the walk is unsteady under foot.
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