Architecture Walking Tour of Edinburgh New Town

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Explore Edinburgh's New Town during this unique two hour walking tour with an expert guide leading the way!


  • Edinburgh (Midlothian)
  • Gift Voucher valid for 1 Participant
  • VOUCHERS VALID FOR 12 MONTHS
  • FREE EXCHANGES
  • FREE GIFT PACK
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£ 27
ALL ABOUT THIS EXPERIENCE

Architecture Walking Tour of Edinburgh New Town

Explore Edinburgh's New Town during this unique two hour walking tour with an expert guide leading the way!

Explore the architectural gems of Edinburgh’s New Town during this unique two-hour walking tour. Led by an expert guide, it’s a fascinating lesson in Georgian history and the Scottish Enlightenment, as told by some of the period’s most iconic buildings.

Tours begin outside Rabbie’s Café, a few minutes’ walk from Edinburgh Waverley railway station, where you’ll be met by your guide. As an architect or architecture student, they’re passionate about the built environment, and you’ll benefit from their knowledge and enthusiasm throughout the tour. Over the course of two hours, you’ll make your way through the heart of Edinburgh’s New Town—the world’s largest Georgian planned town development—pausing at several points of architectural interest. Highlights include the neoclassical tenements of George Street, the private Queen Street Gardens, and Robert Adams’ palatial facades in Charlotte Square. Along the way, you’ll discover how the area’s masterplan grew from the Scottish Enlightenment spirit and learn what historical influences shaped the detailing and finishes. By the time the tour concludes, you’ll never look at these streets the same way again!

The Architecture Walking Tour of Edinburgh New Town is a must-do activity for urban explorers, students and architecture buffs. If you know someone who’s fascinated by buildings, why not treat them to an Experience Days voucher today! 

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Availability

Edinburgh New Town tours run on weekdays and weekends throughout the year, however spaces are limited in August due to the Fringe Festival.

Requirements

Although there is no strict minimum age, the tour operators advise guests over the age of 15 will appreciate the content most.

Duration

Experience Duration: 02:00

Time Spent at Venue: 02:00

The Edinburgh New Town tour has a total duration of 2 hours.

Group Size & Spectators

Participants: The Architecture Walking Tour of Edinburgh New Town is for 1 participant.

Max Group Size: 8

Spectators Allowed on Site: No

Maximum group size: 8

Groups are kept small for a more immersive experience.

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What to wear

Please wear weather appropriate clothing and walking shoes.

Weather

Tours run in all weather conditions.

£ 27