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In Edinburgh, urban life lives shoulder-to-shoulder with stunning nature. In just a few minutes, you can go from Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace and the National Museum of Scotland to the lush greenery of Arthur’s Seat, Holyrood Park and Calton Hill.

Visiting Edinburgh means poking your nose down the quaint, fairytale-like passageways scattered around the city. Here, you’re likely to find quirky shops, bars and restaurants that give you a glimpse into Scotland’s cuisine and culture. The Royal Mile, which connects the castle to Holyrood Palace is the best place to start discovering Edinburgh’s hidden secrets.

Our running tours in Edinburgh cover all of the natural and urban attractions of the city and beyond. But it’s not just the major sights. Head off the beaten track and wind through lush greenery and sleepy villages all the way to the sea. If you want to see alternative Edinburgh, check out its trendy, bohemian neighbourhoods on the Water of Leith tour.

Edinburgh is steeped in history and culture and has been the centre of many intellectual and scientific movements. Statues around the city pay homage to David Hume, Adam Smith, Robert Fergusson, and Greyfriars Bobby – Edinburgh’s famous dog. Many of Edinburgh’s characterful pubs tell stories of its heroes and malevolent phantoms.

Edinburgh’s beauty, history and charm are such that no tour could ever hope to cover everything, and you’ll surely be back for more in the not-too-distant future. Running tours in Edinburgh are the smartest way to pack everything in, so get your trainers on and start exploring!