History, Culture & Architecture Tour of Edinburgh

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Join a knowledgeable local tour guide for a 3 hour exploration of Edinburgh, visiting famous sites steeped in history and culture.


  • Edinburgh (Midlothian)
  • Gift Voucher valid for 1 Participant
  • VOUCHERS VALID FOR 12 MONTHS
  • FREE EXCHANGES
  • FREE GIFT PACK
  • INSTANT E-GIFT AVAILABLE
£ 30
ALL ABOUT THIS EXPERIENCE

History, Culture & Architecture Tour of Edinburgh

Join a knowledgeable local tour guide for a 3 hour exploration of Edinburgh, visiting famous sites steeped in history and culture.

This three-hour guided walking tour of Edinburgh will fascinate discerning sightseers. Led by descendants of one of the city’s most influential families, it’s a chance to explore the unique history, culture and architecture of the Royal Mile and Old Town.

Tours begin outside Usher Hall on Lothian Road, a building of special significance to your guides Stuart and Richard. It was their ancestor Andrew Usher, a successful 19th century whisky distiller, whose donation of £100,000 funded the new concert hall’s construction! After a brief introduction, they’ll lead you on a three-hour stroll through Edinburgh’s historic Old Town, pausing at various landmarks along the way. These will include the city’s oldest surviving building, Queen Margaret’s Chapel; Edinburgh Castle, St. Giles’ Cathedral, Princes Street Gardens, the National Galleries of Scotland, and many more. Together, these will tell the story of a city built on centuries of struggle and shaped by remarkable characters. Follow in the footsteps of leaders, writers, philosophers, bodysnatchers, witches and a faithful Skye terrier—and leave feeling enlightened when the tour concludes!

The History, Culture & Architecture Tour of Edinburgh promises a fascinating few hours for curious visitors, and Experience Days vouchers make thoughtful gifts for history buffs. If you’re planning a trip to Auld Reekie, why not treat your travelling companion today! 

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Availability

Edinburgh History, Culture & Architecture Tours run twice daily throughout the year, subject to availability.

Requirements

This is a walking tour, so please ensure guests are able to be on their feet for the duration. A stop is made half-way through for a sit-down and refreshments at a local cafe.

Unfortunately this tour is not wheelchair accessible.

Duration

Experience Duration: 03:00

Time Spent at Venue: 03:00

The tour has a total duration of 3 hours, departing at either 10am or 2pm.

Group Size & Spectators

Participants: The History, Culture & Architecture Tour of Edinburgh is for 1 participant.

Max Group Size: 10

Spectators Allowed on Site: No

Tours are for groups of 1 - 10 guests.

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What to wear

Please wear outdoor clothing and sensible shoes.

Weather

Tours go ahead in most weather conditions.

£ 30