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Few cities in the world can boast the rich history of Edinburgh. It is a beautiful city full of hidden gems and wonders to uncover through exploration. If you have an interest in the old kings and queens of Scotland, the religious turmoil, or some of the murky events in Auld Reekie’s past then a tour is a great way to find out more. Wandering the cobbled streets of the Old Town is highly recommended for anyone, but if you want to find the best spots and be entertained with some historical stories, and maybe the odd tall tale, then a walking tour is for you. Cadies and Witchery Tours offer an insight into Edinburgh's often gruesome past, and those with a daring disposition might brave the Covenanter's Prison with City of the Dead Tours. Fans of Harry Potter will love the Potter Trail.
You may also enjoy a day or two outside the city exploring the stunning scenery of the Scottish countryside, exploring the ruins of old castles, or having a wee dram or two at a whisky distillery. There are plenty of terrific excursions to choose from if you want a day trip that reveals a bit more of Scotland. Hairy Coo offer great excursions all over Scotland and you only pay as much as you think your tour was worth.
In this roundup we pick out the best tours and excursions. There’s plenty of informative history, breath-taking beauty spots, creepy shenanigans in the dark, and hidden treasures to uncover.