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Edinburgh and Scottish History




To the Goddess of the river, 




Why do we call Edinburgh the Athens of the North? What led the city to plan and build the area that is today the best preserved and the largest example of Georgian architecture in the world? 

During this 3h tour, walk in the streets of this 18th century World Heritage district, an area built as Edinburgh became the beating heart of innovation in the UK and at the forefront of the Enlightenment philosophy and new-classicism. ​

During this walk explore the other Edinburgh's face, discover the lovely Dean Village and enjoy the breath-taking views of the city from Calton Hill!

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

Tour Highlights:

  1. Princes Street: Begin your exploration on Princes Street, the bustling thoroughfare that serves as the gateway to New Town. Admire the grandeur of neoclassical facades and learn about the city's transformation during the Georgian era.

  2. George Street: Stroll along the stylish George Street, renowned for its exquisite shops and architectural treasures. Delve into the legacy of the Scottish Enlightenment and the cultural renaissance that shaped New Town.

  3. Charlotte Square: Revel in the symmetry and elegance of Charlotte Square, the masterpiece of New Town's design. Hear about its creation by celebrated architect Robert Adam and its significance as a hub of intellectual and cultural activity.

  4. St. Andrew Square: Visit St. Andrew Square, a green oasis surrounded by impressive townhouses.

  5. Dean Village: Step into the tranquility of Dean Village, a hidden gem nestled along the Water of Leith. Explore the picturesque surroundings, historic mills, and hear tales of this once-industrial village turned peaceful residential haven.

  6. Water of Leith Walkway: Follow the scenic Water of Leith Walkway from the lovely Stockbridge neighborhood, tracing the river's path through lush greenery. Uncover the natural beauty and historical remnants that line this peaceful watercourse.

Inclusions :   

  • 3h Private Guided tour

  • Assortment of Scottish sweets

  • We recommend the tour on a Sunday to enjoy the Stockbridge Market!


  • 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 National Records of Scotland, 2 Princes St, Edinburgh EH1 3YY​


Additional Info: 

Look-out for our guides next to Wellington Sculpture


Romantic and picturesque

Discover Edinburgh's villages

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