Do I have to pay to go on the free tours?

No, you do not have to pay. However the guide will invite voluntary donations at the end of the tour. We leave it up to you to decide what the tour was worth.

Is there a lot of walking involved?

Most of our tours are a little over a mile and include a couple of slightly steeper pavements. However, there are lots of stops and the guide will always go at the pace of the group and adapt to your ability. Please let the guide know if you have difficulties with steps, distances etc.

Will the tour be cancelled if it is raining?

Short of Hurricane Bawbags, the show (or the tour) will go on.

Are the tours suitable for children?

There is nothing unsuitable for children on our free tours. However you know your child best and will know whether they are likely to be interested in an hour and a half history tour.

We do not advise that anyone under the age of 15 attends our Crime Pays Tour.

I can't make the times of your public tours. Do you offer private tours?

We are happy to arrange private tours and can adapt our regular tours to suit your needs and interests. Just fill out our enquiry form or drop us an email on to find out how we can make your 'Outlander'-themed hen party horror tour extravaganza happen.

I want to arrange a tour in a language other than English. Can you do that?

We are happy to work alongside interpreters for private tours. If you want an English to German interpreter we are able to arrange that. For other languages we can work alongside an interpreter you provide. If you have any questions about this, email us on

Do you still do free tours of Dundee/Inverness/St Andrews/Stonehaven?

Unfortunately we no longer do free tours of Dundee, Inverness, St Andrews or Stonehaven. For these locations you can download our audio guides on VoiceMap, which uses GPS to trigger audio at the right time.

Don't worry - our audio tour has everything you have come to expect from us: compelling storytelling, quirky details and a point of view that goes beyond the normal tourism narrative. It just gives you the freedom to explore in your own time and focus on what you want.

For more information on our audio tours, click on ‘other locations’ in the main menu.