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Walk through the back-streets of the Old Town to the top of Calton Hill and discover how trade, industry, royalty, identity, education and landscape have shaped the city. Along the way you'll experience over 500 years of Edinburgh's changing architecture, from its historic 'closes' and Neo-classical monuments to its Victorian breweries and spectacular 21st century Parliament.
At just 90 minutes long this tour is a perfect introduction to Edinburgh's own history, a history that goes far deeper than ghosts, grave-robbers and Greyfriars Bobby.
Thursday and Saturday @10.30am
Uncover Calton Hill’s past as a place of fun and fear; education and incarceration; grand town-houses and dingy back-streets; and much more. Taking in the wider Calton Hill area you'll discover its key buildings, how its spaces have been used over the years and some of the many different people who have called it home.
One of Edinburgh’s most famous landmarks this small hill has a big story!