Closes, Wynds and Courts of Edinburgh Tour

From £28 pp

Edinburgh, Scotland

3 Hours

Private Tour of up to 7

Closes, Wynds and Courts of Edinburgh Tour

From £28 pp

What You'll Do

Edinburgh has countless hidden corners and winding alleyways, each one hiding a unique history that adds to the rich tapestry of the city. On this private tour of the Scottish capital, uncover the stories that make Edinburgh one of the most fascinating cities in Europe.

Explore Edinburgh Old Town’s many atmospheric and picturesque closes, wynds and courts – or alleyways, lanes and courtyards to use plain English. Each has its own look and its own story to tell making the Closes, Wynds and Courts tour a fun way to uncover the city’s rich history and the lives of its people.

With everything from historic houses and hidden gardens to inspirational characters and dastardly deeds, this tour is perfect for those who like architecture, anecdotes and a bit of an adventure.

Your guide will take you beyond Edinburgh’s popular Instagram image and typical tourist-tales to uncover the history of the city itself – from its tiny, medieval beginnings to the vibrant, cultural capital it is today.


Get off the beaten track in Edinburgh's Old Town and explore the corners most tourists miss

Benefit from the knowledge of a local guide to discover the very best things to do in the city

Learn the fascinating history and little-known anecdotes of Edinburgh

Your Local Host:


From an introduction to the city to a more in-depth look at its history, a private walking tour is one of the best ways to make the most of Edinburgh.

My home for over 30 years I think this city is amazing.

Whether you join me for a couple of hours or a whole day, my tours are designed to help you 'get under its skin' by exploring its history, its highlights and its hidden corners!

Location Information

Your tour begins when you meet your guide at Makar’s Court, in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town. From there you’ll explore the area for around 3 hours, before finishing up your tour at Canongate Kirk. As this is a private tour, the start time of your experience can be agreed in the booking process

At the end of your experience, your guide will be happy to give you recommendations on where to go, and what to do, next.

  • 3 hour private tour with a guide


The walk lasts around 3 hours, and you will cover around 2-3km. The terrain is a mix of cobblestones, pavements, steps and steep slopes.