Guided Architecture Tour of Edinburgh Old Town

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Discover the beauty of Edinburgh's Old Town with this unique architecture walking tour.


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

Guided Architecture Tour of Edinburgh Old Town

Discover the beauty of Edinburgh's Old Town with this unique architecture walking tour.

Explore the architectural gems of Edinburgh’s Old Town during this unique 2.5-hour walking tour. Led by an expert guide, it’s a fascinating lesson in Scottish history and identity, as told by some of the capital’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 2.5 hours, you’ll make your way through the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town, pausing at several points of architectural interest. Highlights include the Royal Mile’s crowded tenements, the hidden castles of Cockburn Street, St. Giles Cathedral, the National Museum of Scotland, and the controversial Scottish Parliament Building. Along the way, you’ll discover how a city grew from this rocky volcanic landscape and learn what historical and contemporary influences shaped the iconic skyline. By the time the tour concludes, you’ll never look at these streets the same way again!

The Guided Architecture Tour of Edinburgh Old 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 Old 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: 02:30

Time Spent at Venue: 02:30

The Edinburgh Old Town tour has a total duration of 2.5 hours.

Group Size & Spectators

Participants: The Guided Architecture Tour of Edinburgh Old 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