Edinburgh Royal Mile Wheelchair Accessible Walking Tour

Explore all that the heart of Edinburgh has to offer on this memorable, full day accessible Royal Mile walking tour! Similar to the Essential Edinburgh Walking Tour, you will experience the Royal Mile area and visit the magnificent Edinburgh Castle but with more time on your hands, there will be an option to enjoy a delicious lunch in an accessible restaurant (cost not included) and a visit to the famous Holyrood Palace!

Your friendly, licensed Edinburgh guide will meet you at your central accessible Edinburgh hotel where your full day private walking tour begins. Your guide has extensive experience touring with disabled clients in Edinburgh and is ready to share interesting information and anecdotes with you as you walk/stroll your way through the city.

On this accessible walking tour you will stroll along the famous and historic Royal Mile, a succession of streets running through the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town. The vibrant “Mile” is peppered with attractions and historical sites and has some of the best dining and shopping spots in the city. You will also experience the scenic Princess Street, a shopping hub with significant Scottish landmarks and the beautiful public park right in the center of Edinburgh, Princess Street Gardens. While much of the area has hills and is covered in cobblestones, there are flat sidewalks and your private tour guide has extensive experience touring with disabled clients and will safely lead you through the area.

The Royal Mile connects two of the other highlights of this private accessible Edinburgh walking tour; the magnificent Edinburgh Castle and the splendorous Holyrood Palace. Escorted by your guide, you will explore the impressive Edinburgh Castle which also houses the Scottish National War Memorial museum and has great views of the surrounding city. Most of it is accessible, and you can easily spend a few hours here. It’s story has helped shape the nation’s story; Battles and sieges were fought over it, royalty lived and died within its walls, and countless generations have been and inspired by it. You will also experience the Palace of Holyrood which is the Queen’s official residence in Scotland. Here you will explore magnificent historic State Apartments and the remarkable royal gardens.

The Edinburgh Royal Mile Wheelchair Accessible Walking Tour features:

  • Convenient accessible tour routes confirmed to be wheelchair accessible (step and curb free)
  • 8 hour walking/rolling tour
  • Lively commentary by an officially-certified, English-speaking tour guide
  • Memorable sightseeing and great photo opportunities in Edinburgh!
  • Time for lunch in an accessible traditional Scottish Pub (cost not included)

 

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Tour Highlights

  • The Royal Mile
  • Learn about the Secrets of the Royal Mile
  • Lunch in a traditional Scottish Pub (Cost not included)
  • Princess Street
  • Edinburgh Castle
  • Holyrood Palace
  • St. Giles Cathedral

 

Accessibility Description

The Edinburgh Royal Mile Private Accessible Walking Tour has a 3 Star Sage Accessibility Rating because it follows a step-free route and your guide is experienced in navigating the city while touring with disabled clients. It did not receive a higher rating because you will encounter some cobblestones along the way due to the hilly and old nature of the city. Edinburgh was founded on an extinct volcano and consequently, there are numerous steep streets that can be challenging without your guide’s expert help.

Pictured below are examples of the kind of cobblestones you may encounter in Edinburgh. The picture of the left is from the Royal Mile and shows how the streets are covered in cobblestones while the sidewalks are smooth and paved.

This accessible walking tour will take you to Edinburgh Castle. The castle (shown on the image on the left) contains numerous historical buildings and museums. Getting between them requires going up and down steep streets covered in cobblestones. Your private guide, who is experienced in touring with disabled clients, will assist you with navigating the area.

You will also visit the Palace of Holyrood, which is almost completely accessible! Mobility scooters can be used in the Palace grounds but not inside the buildings but manual wheelchairs are available to borrow free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis and There is a lift inside the building. It measures 108cm in depth by 107cm in width (shown below).

Tour Details

Tour duration: 8 hours
Cost: 1-2 people EUR 530, 3-4 people EUR 580.
Days of the week the tour is offered: 7 days a week
Meet-up time: Morning
Meet-up place: Your accessible Edinburgh hotel
Dress code: None
Entrance tickets: Not included
Cancellation policy: 80% refund with at least 7 days notice, 50% refund with at least 4 days notice, and no refund with less than 4 days notice. Tours run rain or shine.

 

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   Travel Insurance for Disabled Travelers 
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