Architecture Tour of Edinburgh Old Town

Cobble Tales

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What You'll Get


The walk will start near Waverley Bridge with an introduction of Edinburgh history told with a backdrop Old Town panorama. The group will then delve into foreign architectural influences and the development of Scottish Baronial style as we walk through the serpentine of Cockburn street. 
Amid the hustle and bustle of the Old Town social and physical backbone, The Royal Mile, your guide will narrate the story of the city's landmark and oldest building on the street - St Giles Cathedral. Around the corner you will discover the city's latest post modern museum inspired by Corbusian geometries and Iron Age Pictish structures. 
You will then enjoy a sequence of atmospheric alleys, courtyards, terraces and gardens, all accompanied by your guide's enthusiastic commentary, followed by a brief introduction of the New Town with a beautiful view towards the Firth of Forth delta. 
You will then march down the Royal Mile into Canongate, a previously separate burgh built up with nobles' mansions. Towards the end of the tour you will be able to see how historical architecture influenced sensitive modern development in the Old Town. At last, you will savour the story of the Post Modern Arts&Crafts building - the Scottish Parliament.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
Inclusions
  • Local taxes
  • Local guide
  • Walking tour
  • Small-group tour


Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)


Departure Point
Tour departs from outside VisitScotland Tourist Information Centre, Central Edinburgh

Departure Time
10:00

Duration
3 hours

Return Details
The tour ends at the Scottish Parliament, bottom of Royal Mile.

Voucher Info
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