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About this tour

This exclusive workshop from Mercat Tours and Edinburgh Sketcher mixes storytelling and sketching as you find inspiration from Edinburgh’s spectacular sites and stories.

Can you sketch the essence of the stories you hear?  

We’ll unlock the tales that are captured within Edinburgh’s most famous Old Town sites. From closes to courtyards and gardens to gallows, the hidden gems of the UNESCO World Heritage Site will be revealed, ready for your own sketch pad.

Expert and novice alike, you won’t fail to love sketching in the world’s most beautiful thoroughfare. 

Create quick drawings during your tour along Edinburgh's Royal Mile with guidance from the famous Edinburgh Sketcher. Using ink and watercolour you’ll capture your visit as thousands of travellers have done before you through the centuries.

Once you’ve explored the Royal Mile sites you’ll settle in the private underground Megget’s Cellar for further sketching tips and refreshments. You’ll leave the workshop with your own mounted sketch, a greater knowledge of the city and as many sketches as you’ve created throughout the morning.

Previous drawing experience isn’t needed – just bring your enthusiasm! 

All sketching materials and refreshments are included.

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Your Edinburgh tour at a glance

Book this tour if you'd like to...

Discover fabulous locations and stories of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile

Learn or improve your sketching skills

Enjoy a personal tour

Take a unique self-made souvenir home with you

Tour Details

Duration: 3 hours

Meeting point and route

Start: Mercat Cross, High Street

Finish: Megget's Cellar, Blair Street, off Hunter's Square

award award

Trust Mercat to show you a side of Edinburgh others don’t see. We have 5 stars and a 91% rating from VisitScotland. We’re also one of the top 11 attractions in Scotland. Our Awards