Walking Tours 2021
Covid update - booking dates and details will be available in April ahead of our (tentative) re-opening date of May 1st.
Edinburgh Uncovered: 900 Years in 90 Minutes
Length: 1 hr 30 mins
Distance: 3 - 4km
Price: £18.00pp (inc. all booking fees)
A broad introduction to Edinburgh's urban history that uncovers how and why the city grew from its tiny medieval beginnings into the vibrant cultural capital we see today.
Edinburgh's Calton Hill: People, Spaces and Buildings
Length: 2hrs 30 mins
Distance: 4 - 5km
Price: £22.50 (inc. all booking fees)
A walking tour dedicated to one of Edinburgh's most iconic landmarks; Calton Hill - a small hill with a big history! Discover its story with an emphasis on some of the many different people who have called it home, how its spaces have been used over the years, as well as looking at some of its key buildings, from Neo-classical townhouses to the long-gone Calton Jail.
Edinburgh's Calton Hill: Landscape and Visual Culture
Coming Summer 2021
Looking at changing attitudes towards landscape, the language of architecture, artistic movements and more, you'll discover how this small hill has played an important role in the image of the city. Focusing on the visual culture of Edinburgh's Calton Hill, as a place to look at and look from, we uncover its changing relationship with the city, from uninviting hinterland to iconic landmark.
Frequently Asked Questions...
Anyone interested in Edinburgh's history, from first-time visitors to long-term residents. All tours are given in English and are recommended for ages 16+.
All tours are taken in very small groups with a maximum of 8 people (extra restrictions are currently in place due to the Covid 19 pandemic). This allows you to hear your guide easily and gives you plenty of opportunities to ask questions.
You don't need to be super-fit to take a walking tour of Edinburgh but the city is hilly, with lots of steps and steep slopes, so you will need a reasonable level of mobility and fitness - as well as a comfortable pair of shoes!
In Scotland there's no such thing as bad weather, only the wrong clothes! Please check the weather forecast before setting out and dress accordingly, remembering that it can often be very changeable. Tours will run come rain or shine and will only be cancelled in extreme weather.
Who's your guide?
Hetty is an Edinburgh resident and history lover with a passion for people, buildings and landscapes. Find out more.
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