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Edinburgh Running Tour

scenic run

Edinburgh Running Tour

19 reviews
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Food, Drinks
Hosted in
English
scenic run

Edinburgh Running Tour

scenic run

Edinburgh Running Tour

19 reviews
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Food, Drinks
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

We start at one of our favourite spots in Edinburgh, the iconic Ross Fountain in Princes' Street Gardens, with the most amazing views of the Castle. We'll tell a few exciting stories from the castle's history, before we go for our warm-up around the beautiful gardens. We'll then have a wee stretch before we set off for our run around the city. We've picked a route which shows off the most beautiful secret spots of Edinburgh. You'll hear some fantastic stories from history that we love, but not too many folk know about... You'll discover why there's a bear in Princes' Street Gardens (not a real one, don't worry), you'll hear stories that inspired Hollywood films, you'll learn about Robert Louis Stevenson and the story behind Jekyll & Hyde, you'll hear tales of Scots adventuring in the New World, 19th century fraudsters and scandals that rocked the city, and we might even have time for some cannibalism (apologies to the vegetarians). The route is 10k, but we'll be stopping plenty for a little chat and to take pictures (you'll want to, believe me). At the end, we'll be heading to a great Scottish pub for a blether (chat, in English) and a drink... We find running is thirsty work!

Your hosts

Hello! We're Calum & Euan, two brothers who were born and raised here in Edinburgh and we are very passionate about our city! We're both keen runners as well, whether it's a 10k, half marathon or adventure race. We decided to combine our passions to create the Edinburgh Running Tour! Having been raised in the city, we know Edinburgh like the back of our hands - all the best spots to explore, or go for a drink and a bite to eat. Together, we have over 5 years experience in tour guiding, and know all the best stories from Edinburgh's history! But the thing we love most about guiding is getting to meet people from all over the world, creating genuine connections and having a good laugh. So, make sure you pack your short shorts and sweatbands (please don't), and join us for a run to remember around one of the best cities in the world
Euan
Euan
Calum
Calum

What's included

Food
A tasty Scottish treat!
Drinks
A drink in the pub!

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Where you'll be

Our route includes; - the beautiful Princes' Street Gardens - the West End - the picturesque Dean Village - the water of Leith - the eclectic Stockbridge area - Edinburgh's historical New Town (UNESCO world heritage site) - Calton Hill (with stunning views) and the surrounding area - Holyrood Palace - the Scottish Parliament buildings - we'll finish at Arthur's Seat (not at the top, don't worry!)

Availability

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Experience running distances of 5-10km.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

More tips

This is a running tour covering 10km. The route is moderately challenging with a few hills. We'll go at a leisurely pace; there will be stops en route, but a reasonable fitness level is required.

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Euan
Edinburgh Running Tour
19 reviews
From £25/person
19 reviews
From £25/person