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Essential Walking Tour of Edinburgh's New Town

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This is the perfect tour for the newly arrived visitor who wants to acquaint themselves with the layout of Edinburgh's Georgian New Town. As this is a private tour you will be accompanied by your own private guide.

In 3 hours your guide will take you to all of the key highlights of the New Town. You will also be taken to the 'harder-to-find' little gems that will have you reaching for your camera for that memorable shot.

Don't be mistaken into thinking that New Town means a modern area of Edinburgh. The origins of the New Town can be traced as far back as 1767 when the foundation stone was first laid. We call the architecture of this era Georgian as it relates to the reign of Britain's then Kings, George III and George IV.

During your tour find out who was fortunate enough to be able to afford to live in the elegance and splendour of the New Town. We will contrast this with one or two of the surrounding areas before finishing off the tour with fantastic views from Calton Hill.

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Stop At: West end of George Street 40 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh EH2 4HQ Scotland

Before commencing the tour, your private guide will explain why Charlotte Square is the most elegant and desirable area of the New Town of Edinburgh.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Dean Village, Dean Path, Edinburgh EH8 8BH Scotland

Your guide will take you on a short loop through the Dean Village and over the Water of Leith, explaining how the area evolved over the centuries.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Stockbridge, Edinburgh Scotland

We will follow the Water of Leith walkway via St Bernard's Well and on to Stockbridge. Once at Stockbridge we will make our way to the beautiful hidden gem that is Circus Lane. Comparable with a cozy little village lane in the heart of the city.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Princes Street and Gardens, Princes Street and Gardens, Edinburgh, Scotland

We will walk through the perfectly manicured gardens sitting below the towering Edinburgh Castle. This is the ideal opportunity for that perfect picture of the Castle and the surrounding area.

Stop At: St Andrew Square, George Street, Edinburgh Scotland

We briefly stop in this area to discover the earliest buildings to be built here in the New Town.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Old Calton Burial Ground, 29 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh EH1 3BQ Scotland

Discover which of Edinburgh's former famous inhabitants are buried here.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Calton Hill, St. Andrews House 2 Regent Road, Edinburgh EH1 3DG Scotland

Calton Hill has without doubt some of the best views of Edinburgh's Old AND New Town, so get your cameras read. Your guide will tell you about the different monuments and memorials located on this unique vantage point.

Duration: 30 minutes

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Please note that this tour operates as a private tour only. We believe this is essential particularly whilst social distancing measures are in place.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • We will follow any COVID-19 measures that are recommended by the Scottish Government at the time of your tour.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks are not required to be worn when in public outdoor areas. Should the tour include entry into a building, it MAY be a requirement to wear a mask. Your guide will advise you at the time. Social distancing measures will be advised at the time of booking.
  • Private Guide

3 hours

Return Details
Calton Hill, Edinburgh EH7 5AA, UK

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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.