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Alternative Tour

Experience the real Edinburgh on this Alternative tour as you escape from the usual touristic hang outs. Visit film locations; from Trainspotting to the Avengers, stunning pop art/murals, bizarre landmarks and much more as we uncover everything secret Edinburgh has to offer.

Beginning at our police box located centrally on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile (incidentally the most expensive piece of property per square foot in the UK!) your enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide will take you through parts of the old town, before leading you on into our cities new town – you will hear some alternative history of these areas and visit some statues/buildings that people usually miss. You will then be lead down into Leith, a usually un-touristy area full of culture, art and amazing history. After visiting various locations in Leith, the tour will end at the bottom where you can grab one of the frequent bus services back into town.

Full of alternative history, culture & an endless amount of quirky facts.

*The Alternative tour stops mid-way at a local arts centre for a 20 minute break where you can grab an affordable, hot or refreshing drink.


1.30pm Daily


2.5 hrs +


Adult: £10

Concession: £9

Child: £6

Age Restrictions: 5+

“Gains was an awesome guide, happy to answer questions and is enthusiastic and highly knowledgeable. Make it one of the first things you do in this town!” –  Katrina