Bright Bus Edinburgh City Tour

Edinburgh Castle - The Royal Mail - Palace of Holyrood

This is an incredible, open top tour of Scotland’s Capital and with the best seats in the house, provides a captivating collection of sights and experiences, including Edinburgh Castle, The Royal Mail, Palace of Holyrood and much more.


Day ticket adult £18, Concession £16 Child £9 and Family ticket £36

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No. of Attractions:

7 places to visit

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Journey Duration:

1 hour and 10 mins

Route Frequency:

Every 10 minutes

Starting point:

Waterloo Place, Edinburgh

How to get here

Journey fact:

Edinburgh is home to the world's smallest pub, the "Wee Pub," located on the Royal Mile. It can only hold up to 20 people at a time and serves a range of local Scottish beers.

Journey Overview

Tickets are valid for 24 hours, enabling customers to hop-on and hop-off at their leisure to devour in more detail some of the awesome places they have passed on this fantastic tour.

The ultimate Edinburgh Experience can be enjoyed, through combining this tour with the Britannia Tour to truly experience the beating heart of Scotland’s Capital. Travel between Edinburgh Castle, The Royal Mile, and Royal Yacht Britannia over 48 hours with a special ticket that enables travel on both tour routes!

Visit the Castle, sample a tipple at Holyrood Distillery or explore at Dynamic Earth and so much more. It really is the ultimate adventure across this amazing, eclectic city of culture, heritage and entertainment!

On-board, multi-lingual commentary shares fun-packed stories behind the incredible landmarks and provides enthralling enlightenment to accompany the fabulous sights.

This tour, which starts at Waterloo Place, is a great way to see parts of the city that you might otherwise might miss whilst walking and also to identify those you’d like to explore further.

Gateway to the Edinburgh City Tour

By Megabus from London, Midlands, North and across Scotland (on Scottish City Link) or by rail from major cities across the UK to Edinburgh Central. McGill’s Stagecoach East Scotland and Lothian Buses also run frequent services throughout Edinburgh and its outlying area.

A Fab Day Out!

There’s just so much to see and do in Edinburgh, it really is a City with no shortage of attractions and sights to be enthralled by, so we’ve highlighted a few gems on this incredible, open-top tour:

Edinburgh Castle: Located at the top of the Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle is one of the most iconic landmarks in Scotland. It is a historic fortress that has stood on the rock for over 1,000 years. Visitors can explore the castle’s numerous museums, exhibitions, and attractions, including the Scottish Crown Jewels and the famous One O’Clock Gun.

National Museum of Scotland: This museum is a must-visit destination for anyone interested in the history, culture, and natural wonders of Scotland. The museum showcases a vast collection of artifacts and exhibits, including objects from the Scottish Wars of Independence, the Scottish Enlightenment, and the country’s natural history.

Holyrood Distillery: If you’re a whiskey lover, then the Holyrood Distillery is a must-visit destination. The distillery offers guided tours that take visitors through the entire whiskey-making process, from the fermentation of the barley to the final bottling. Visitors can also taste some of the distillery’s finest whiskey blends.

Museum of Edinburgh: This museum is located in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town and is dedicated to showcasing the city’s rich history and culture. The museum’s exhibits cover a range of topics, including the city’s medieval origins, the Scottish Reformation, and the industrial revolution.

Scottish Parliament: The Scottish Parliament building is an architectural masterpiece that opened in 2004. Customers are able to enjoy a guided tour of the building and learn about the history and workings of the Scottish Parliament.

Dynamic Earth: This is a science centre that offers interactive exhibits and attractions that explore the planet’s natural history and evolution. Customers can take a virtual tour of the earth’s geological history, explore the world’s polar regions, and experience a simulated earthquake.

The Palace of Holyrood House: A visit to the official residence of the British monarch in Scotland is highly recommended and it is located at the end of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile. It has a rich history dating back to the 12th century and has been the site of many significant events in Scottish history. Customers can tour the palace and see the state apartments, the royal chapel, and the ruins of Holyrood Abbey.

The Burns Monument: This is a tribute to the famous Scottish poet, Robert Burns, located on Regent Road in Edinburgh. The monument is a stunning neo-classical structure, built in 1831, and provides spectacular views of the city. Folk can climb the monument’s spiral staircase to reach the top and enjoy panoramic views of Edinburgh’s Old and New Towns. The monument is a must-see attraction for anyone interested in Scottish literature and culture.

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