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Edinburgh, The Athens of the North

Jasper Roscoe

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I intend to transport the contemporary visiter back to Edinburgh's golden age when its impact on Europe was as great as any other city. By the end of the tour, the traveler would have heard some of the greatest poetry to come out of Scotland, received a taste of some of the philosophy from which the modern world was forged, acquired an appreciation for the architecture throughout the city and heard anecdotes which will help to imagine Robbie Burns running around the city today.

What You'll Get

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Stop At: St Giles' Cathedral, High Street Historic Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1RE Scotland

Study one of the iconic structures of Edinburgh and get a taste of pre-enlightenment Edinburgh

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Parliament House 11 Parliament Square Parliament Square, Edinburgh EH1 1RQ Scotland

Visit the traditional house of the Scottish government and enlightenment center of justice. It is a beautiful and historic interior with a particularly exceptional sculpture.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Estatua David Hume, Calle Royal Mile, Edinburgh Scotland

Pay our respect to David Hume and understand how his influence both exemplifies Edinburgh's reputation as the Athens of the north and contradicts it

Duration: 2 minutes

Stop At: Scott Monument, E. Princes St Gardens, Edinburgh EH2 2EJ Scotland

Pay our respect to Sir Walter Scott, one of the greatest writers to come out of Scotland

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: H M General Register House 2 Princes Street, Edinburgh EH1 3YY Scotland

Discuss the History of this building and the beauty of its design. Furthermore the sculpture of the Duke of Wellington outside is world class.

Duration: 7 minutes

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

We will study some of the architecture that is immediately visible from the square and appreciate the significance of its errection

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Scottish National Portrait Gallery, 1 Queen Street, Edinburgh EH2 1JD Scotland

Here we will get the chance to see what some of the defining characters in the history of this great city, looked like

Duration: 20 minutes

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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 8 travelers
  • Entry/Admission - St Andrew Square

1 to 2 hours

Return Details
1 Queen St, Edinburgh EH2 1JD, UK

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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.