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Edinburgh and Scottish History

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EDINBURGH STRANGE AND SECRET HISTORY, PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR, WITH SCOTTISH SWEETS

Description: 

To the Castle, 

Edinburgh 

SCOTLAND 

On this walking tour of Edinburgh's historic centre, start at the bottom of Castle Hill and then wander through the streets of the Old Town, discovering its history, monuments, pubs and characters ! Then finish your tour in New Town and discover the secrets of the Athens of the North.

Come and explore Edinburgh for this 2h tour with our guide who will present you the main sites of the city centre !

During your tour, try traditional Scottish sweets - it's important to not only see, but also taste our beautiful country!

Tour Highlights:

  1. Old Town's Royal Mile: Begin your exploration on the historic Royal Mile, the backbone of Edinburgh's Old Town. Wander through its atmospheric closes and wynds, each concealing tales of medieval life, trade, and tumultuous events. Discover the significance of landmarks such as St. Giles' Cathedral and the Mercat Cross.

  2. Edinburgh Castle: Gaze upon the imposing silhouette of Edinburgh Castle, perched atop Castle Rock. Learn about its strategic importance, royal connections, and the turbulent history that has shaped this iconic fortress. 

  3. Grassmarket: Immerse yourself in the vibrant Grassmarket, a lively square with a history dating back to medieval markets, a history of both public executions... and social gatherings. 

  4. Greyfriars Kirkyard: Explore the hauntingly beautiful Greyfriars Kirkyard. Encounter the heartwarming tale of Greyfriars Bobby and learn about the darker sides of the city's history, including tales of the Covenanters.

  5. New Town's Georgian Elegance: Transition to the elegant New Town, a masterpiece of Georgian architecture and city planning. Admire the symmetry of squares like St Andrew Square and the grandeur of the neoclassical buildings. Hear about the Enlightenment and the cultural renaissance that flourished in this part of the city.

  6. Scott Monument: Marvel at the soaring Scott Monument, an intricate Gothic masterpiece dedicated to Sir Walter Scott. Learn about the literary heritage and cultural contributions of the great Scottish writer.

Inclusions :   

  • 2h Private Guided tour

  • Assortment of Scottish sweets

  • Customization: Tailor the tour to your specific interests or include any particular requests by communicating with your guide in advance.

Price: 

  • 1 guest - £175 per person

  • 2 guests - £88 pp

  • 3 guests - £58 pp

  • 4 guests - £44 pp

  • 5 guests - £35 pp

  • 6 guests - £29 pp

  • 7+ guests - £25 pp

 

Dress code: 

Wear warm clothes and comfortable shoes. Cloaks, and kilts are of course welcome! 

Raincoats or umbrellas are recommended. 

 

What to bring with you? 

Bring your confirmation, in your phone or printed to be checked by the guide  

 

Departure Meeting point: 

In front of Beehive Inn, 10 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2JU

 

Additional Info: 

Look-out for our guides, you can’t miss them, they will be wearing a green cape! 

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