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Edinburgh - An Introduction: 900 years in 90 minutes

Hetty's History Walks

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This walking tour offers something different from your typical “tourist tour” of Edinburgh, something a little more nuanced. Taking an unusual route and focused around themes, such as royalty, religion, trade, learning, politics and people, this “900 years in 90 minutes” tour examines how these themes influenced Edinburgh’s social and urban development, from its tiny medieval beginnings to the vibrant cultural capital it is today. Carefully researched and developed, this tour provides a broad introduction to the history of the city which ignores the popular tales of riots, rebellions, murderers and ghosts to give a more intimate and rounded picture of Edinburgh and its past. Taken in very small groups means it is easy to both hear and ask questions of your friendly local guide who has lived in the city for over 25 years and holds a degree in social and architectural history.

What You'll Get

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Stop At: Canongate, Edinburgh, UK

Filled with many fine examples of architecture spanning over 500 years, from the 16th to the 21st centuries, this ancient burgh provides an interesting and beautiful backdrop for the beginning section of our tour.

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Here the spectacular views over the Firth of Forth and the Port of Leith are used to give greater context to Edinburgh's history; Leith being a vital part of its success as Scotland's capital city.

Our tour will end here leaving you to explore Calton Hill's monuments and buildings or simply relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery.

Duration: 15 minutes

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
Departure Point
Canongate Kirk, 153 Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8BN, UK

Departure Time
10:30 AM

90 to 120 minutes

Return Details
Calton Hill, Edinburgh EH7 5AA, UK

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