As wonderful as the centre of Edinburgh is, very important and interesting historic sites are to be found not just there but right round the city - and particularly in Edinburgh’s twin seaports of Newhaven and Leith. Getting out to see these fantastic places, which compliment the stories of the Old and New Towns so well, is exactly what this tour is about. You’ll see a set of sites which have never been curated as a single tour until now:-Newhaven Harbour, Edinburgh’s historic fishing port and naval HQ; birthplace of James IV’s spectacular Great Michael.-The historic port of Leith, trading centre and royal landing place.-The world’s oldest golf clubhouse, and both contenders for world’s first golf course!-The gathering spot for King James IV’s army before its defeat at Flodden.- Coffee stop (not inclusive) - The 17th century spring-house at Comiston, that supplied Edinburgh with fresh water.- Edinburgh’s oldest man-made structure, the standing stone known as the Caiy-Stane.
What You'll Get
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Stop At: Newhaven Harbour, Pier Place, Edinburgh Scotland
Ancient naval and fishing port of Edinburgh, site of building of the GREAT MICHAEL, King James IV's flagship.
Duration: 10 minutes
Stop At: Leith, Edinburgh EH6 Scotland
Ancient trading port for Edinburgh and site of royal arrivals for centuries. We'll see the King's landing place, a restored 16th century merchant's house, and the first of the two challengers for the world's first golf course.
Duration: 25 minutes
Pass By: Holyrood Park Education Centre 1 Queen's Drive, Edinburgh EH8 8HG Scotland
We'll pass through Holyrood Park,camp for the Jacobite army in 1745, seeing ancient and mysterious St Anthony's Chapel, and passing also the Palace of Holyroodhouse.
Pass By: The Meadows, Old Town, Edinburgh Scotland
Drained former South Loch, now peaceful green park, beloved of Edinburgh students for centuries.
Stop At: Bruntsfield Links Short Hole Golf Course, Bruntsfield Links Wright's Houses, Edinburgh EH10 4HR Scotland
This is the other challenger for the world's first golf course - and also has the world's first clubhouse! Still open for short course golf after 563 years!
Duration: 10 minutes
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Most travelers can participate
- Open to children from 5 years, but unfortunately we cannot supply child booster seats
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 3 travelers
Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1, UK
Returns to original departure point
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The Fine Print
14-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operator's terms and conditions for this offer here.