John Knox House Museum: Tours & Tickets
John Knox House Museum: Our most recommended tours and activities
1. City Sightseeing Edinburgh: 24-Hour Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour
Tour Edinburgh to your own schedule on the open-top sightseeing bus, and enjoy the onboard commentary that describes the history behind the lively city. Compare Edinburgh's Old Town, where families lived in cramped conditions and rubbish was thrown out of the windows, to the elegant Georgian New Town, with its 3 main streets and square at either end. Hear about the hangings that took place in the Grassmarket as you marvel at the impenetrable Castle Rock above you, and hear about historic attempts to capture Edinburgh Castle. Drive along the Royal Mile, which joins Edinburgh Castle to the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Use the 24-hour ticket to hop on and off as you please. With great visitor attractions, museums, galleries, and restaurants to suit every taste and budget, Edinburgh's got it all! Buses run every 10-20 minutes, making the following loop: Tour Stops: 1. St Andrew Square - Norths...
Luckily we had a dry day so were able to sit upstairs. I always take a bus tour in a new city, great way to see all the sights. Our guide spoke clearly and had interesting comments to me. Most enjoyable
2. Edinburgh: Alternative City Discovery Game
Jump into an interactive city discovery experience across Edinburgh. Solve a series of 12 riddles via a web app in your phone’s browser to discover the city at your own pace. Each riddle takes you from one (hidden) location to the next. Unlock local recommendations and fun facts as well as the history of the city as you go. Discover spots in Edinburgh that most locals don’t even know. See popular sights from a different angle and explore the hidden streets of the city's best neighborhoods. Find gardens, art, curious statues and wicked delights. Unlock the stories only a few locals know, and recommendations of local favorite spots, all while you solve 12 riddles on your phone. Visit highlights such as Edinburgh Castle, Johnston Terrace Garden, the Bow Well, John Knox House, and the picturesque St Giles Cathedral. This game is suitable for friends, couples, and families. Enjoy spending ...
This "escape room" experience took us to places in Edinburgh that we would not see otherwise, and the stories were very interesting. However, it felt a bit short; we would like at least the double amount of questions!
3. Gothic Edinburgh: City Exploration Game
Discover Edinburgh’s hidden gems and gothic secrets by following clues and solving puzzles on this exploration game via an app on your phone that acts as your guide. Go on a hunt for the person who can help solve a series of ghastly crimes in the city. Start at Greyfriars Bobby Statue. From there, simply follow the game route and instructions. Explore at your own pace: pause the game and resume anytime from any location where you paused it. As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and directions on your phone will guide you to the next stop. Explore St. Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh Castle, and more. Meet local legends and test your wits against theirs to solve the mysteries of the city. Come to know the cobbled streets and twisting alleyways and all the people who have made them famous. Choose to play on your own, in a large group, or in several smaller groups to compete against eac...
4. Historic Royal Mile Private Walking Tour
Why not join a breathtaking walk down Edinburgh's Royal Mile? The tour will take you on an entertaining journey of discovery along one of the world's most famous streets. Every step has a story to tell. On the way, you'll learn some of the secrets that lie behind its historic buildings - and under your feet. You can also look at locations attached to the Outlander Book/TV series (Claire & Jamie). So why not embark on a journey through time down a street that's felt the footsteps of both royalty and commoner alike, and where legends abound.
What great way to get to know Edinburgh. Peter was interesting and knowledgeable. We visited parts of this beautiful city we never would without doing this tour. Highly recommend taking this tour and at the beginning of your trip as it’s a great way to get your bearings and Peter has some good tips on other things to do.
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What people are saying about John Knox House Museum
Great activity to do. You get to see all around Edinburgh and get on and off at your leisure. Even better that we found out we could use 2 other buses with this ticket and that they lasted for 24 hours. Very much worth it!
It was great to have a trip around Edinburgh on the top of this open-top bus. The commentary, via headphones, was really informative. The bus was clean and the driver was very friendly. A great experience - thank you!
I had a great time, the drivers are very polite, the routes are interesting. I will remember this time for a long time.
Excellent services but better to buy your tour tickets at pick up points works out cheaper than buying on line thanks
Great opportunity to see the city easily and in comfort. Very flexible, tohop on and off