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Walking Tour of Edinburgh's New Town

  • 2.5-hour walking tour of Edinburgh's UNESCO-listed New Town
  • Ideals for lovers of history and culture
  • Tick off top attractions such as Princes Street and the Scottish National Portrait Gallery
Walking Tour of Edinburgh's New Town
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2.4-hour walking tour with a local English speaking guide.
USD 16.44
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2.5-hour walking tour with a Spanish speaking guide.
USD 16.44

Edinburgh’s UNESCO-listed New Town is replete with innovative monuments and history: as the birthplace of seminal inventions such as the telephone and anesthesia, the New Town’s prosperous past begs to be discovered. This 2.5-hour walking tour, ideal for history enthusiasts, takes you to top attractions such as Princes Street, the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, and the Ross Fountain. Guide commentary reveals tales of secret Edinburgh societies, inventions of the Enlightenment period, and Edinburgh’s campaign to abolish slavery. Small-group tour limited to 10 people.

What to Expect

In front of Starbucks Coffee on the High Street, greet your guide and embark on your 2.5-hour tour of Scotland’s New Town. First, take a moment to absorb your surroundings: Scott’s Monument, in its Gothic glory, rises from Princes Street Gardens and Edinburgh Castle gazes solemnly from its hilltop perch.

First, you’ll stroll to the world’s oldest Masonic lodge while listening to tales of secret societies established in Edinburgh. Hear, too, about the campaign to abolish slavery in Edinburgh and seminal inventions created by Scots such as John Knoxx and Alexander Graham Bell.

Admire the grand architecture of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, home to portraits of Robert Burns and Sir Walter Scott, and enjoy the botanical beauty of the Princes Street Gardens. Conclude your tour with a visit to the Ross Fountain, where you’ll bid your guide farewell.

Reviews (344)
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Reviewed yesterday
Coming for a short time to Edinburgh: this tour is for you!

Our guide, Australian David was really nice, funny and informative. The timing was excellent, the tour started on time and the location to meet was accurate. The tour is a concentrate of the most important facts and location, so I would totally recommend it when...More

Thank Angel C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Tour about Edinburgh, it’s history and stories! Really recommend to visit. It takes about 2 hours, and this time flies!

The tour was Great!!!! Tour about Edinburgh, it’s history and stories! Really recommend to visit. It takes about 2 hours, and this time flies! The guide eas great! He told stories with some funny facts! It wasn’t boring at all.

Thank Milda M
Reviewed 3 days ago

I've been in Edinburgh numerous times, but never took a walking tour. When I went with my cousin we decided to try one and we had a great experience! Our guide Angus was incredibly charismatic and well informed! We warmly recommend this tour to anyone...More

Thank alcontras
Reviewed 3 days ago
Informative and funny

This is a great way to view the city it allowed us to learn and to explore in a different way to what we would have alone it was enjoyable to partake in. Our tour guide Australian David was knowledgeable and funny and this help...More

Thank thiswillbechange
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Adam Gloser - absolutely freaking amazing

What an amazing tour we had and even more so the tour guide Adam himself!!!! I'm not the type to normally do these things but having lived in Edinburgh the last year and my friend Simon visiting from back home he came across this 'free...More

Thank Johan R
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