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Edinburgh: Scenic Bike Tour

1. Edinburgh: Scenic Bike Tour

Escape the crowds and busy streets of Edinburgh city center and get panoramic views of the coast and countryside on a 3 to 4-hour guided bike tour. Cycle from the Old Town towards the New Scottish Parliament building and Dynamic Earth visitor attraction at the end of the Royal Mile. Pass the royal Palace of Holyroodhouse and get breathtaking views of the ruins of St. Anthony’s Chapel. Next, make your way up the extinct volcano of Arthur’s Seat, and continue on foot from Dunsapie Loch to get magnificent views from the summit. Cycle back down towards Salisbury Crags and get wonderful views of Edinburgh Castle and the Old Town. Continue to Duddingston Loch to discover the secret oasis of Dr. Neil’s Garden at Duddingston Manse. Bike back towards the city center on the Innocent Railway Path. Pedal through Meadows Park and the Grassmarket to arrive back in the Old Town.

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Edinburgh: Mary, Queen of Scots Private Day Tour

2. Edinburgh: Mary, Queen of Scots Private Day Tour

Begin your tour with a visit to Mary's birthplace, Linlithgow Palace. Head to Holyrood Palace to see where Mary lived and used to hunt and ride in the adjacent park. See the extinct volcano, Arthur’s Seat, and enjoy some of the most breathtaking views the city has to offer. Afterwards, head to John Knox's House where John Knox planned and schemed to overthrow the queen. Notice that just underneath the house was where Mary’s favourite jeweller lived. Visit another location of tumultuous history where the queen's husband, Lord Darnley was murdered, now the New College if Edinburgh. Depending on the time of year, visit Falkland Palace to see where Mary used to play tennis. Go to Craigmillar Castle, where the queen was housed when she was unwell and may have plotted to have her husband murdered. Visit Blackness Castle and learn how it was used as a filming location. During your tour, take the opportunity to have lunch at a pub that dates back to 1316.

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What people are saying about Craigmillar Castle

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 59 reviews

I made a day trip from northern England during a recent stay. I found this tour online and found it to be a great way to see the city and country in a few hours. There are stops along the way and it’s a great balance of country and city sites. Peter and Mike were very helpful and accommodating with bike fitting. Mike was a great tour guide and very personable. The bike ride is hilly and it was windy and I found it difficult at times but did not take away from the experience. Highly recommend the tour to see the sites throughout the city.

We had a great time on the tour - enjoying Peters knowledge and experience. We upgraded to the electric bikes a must for the hilly terrain in and around the city which took us to places we wouldn’t have found otherwise.

Peter was a great guide showing us lots, we managed to have a tour with just us and Peter, a very nice ride. Be aware, Peter has an electric bike and will be fast, but he'll wait up haha

lovely route around edingburgh old town and up to Arthur's seat. Peter is very pleasant and very knowledgable, made the tour really entertaining, would recommend.

Amazing experience around in the historic parts of Edinburgh. The guide is friendly and calm and makes all the journey a real pleasure.