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Historic Edinburgh Tours

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Historic Edinburgh Tours offer tours around two of Edinburgh's most fascinating destinations. Discover the stories of the people who lived, worked and died in the Old Town or visit the graves of some intriguing characters in Greyfriars Kirkyard...more
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Hours Today: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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28/2 Bridge Road, Edinburgh EH13 0LQ, Scotland
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+44 7590 026077
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A great couple of hours exploring the Old city. Robert was very knowledgeable, friendly and brought the story to lifeMore

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RobertHowie, Owner at Historic Edinburgh Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you very much for your really kind and positive review. I'm particularly chuffed about the 'bringing the story to life' part of your comment as that's such a huge part of what I set out to try and do with each group. Thank you...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

If this is your first time in Edinburgh (actually even if it’s not), Robert’s talk is a brilliant way to start. He is a fantastic speaker, storyteller and personality. He delves back and forth in time, using great illustrations and photographs from his folder, and...More

Thank Alcabe
RobertHowie, Owner at Historic Edinburgh Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

I'm really 'bowled over' by your comments! Thank you so much for leaving such a positive and job-affirming set of comments. I'm very fortunate to have guests like you who take to what I'm saying and what I've been trying to do. I do hope...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Robert is a wonderful guide. He was well informed about the history of Edinburgh, told great stories and had pictures of how things used to look. Plus he is very personable. Enjoyable tour.

Thank Diana W
RobertHowie, Owner at Historic Edinburgh Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

I read your comments and felt wonderful! Thank you for being so positive and kind with what you wrote. I hope you had a wonderful time in the capital. Yours, Robert

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed this tour of the Old Town. Robert is very knowledgeable and passionate about the history of Edinburgh. Fantastic value for money!

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RobertHowie, Owner at Historic Edinburgh Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Helen, thanks so much for your really kind and positive comment! I hope you had a wonderful time in Edinburgh, Yours, Robert

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This tour was arranged for us by a friend and I would have to say it was the best small group tour we did in Scotland. Robert is very knowledgable and gave a very in depth tour of the history surrounding Greyfriars, at the same...More

Thank Kathy H
RobertHowie, Owner at Historic Edinburgh Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for your kind and positive review! The Greyfriars Tour is such a small tour and so highly focussed that I often wonder if I should retain it, your comments are a real blessing. The tour is also one which is heavily...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had such a great time with Robert! His knowledge of Scotland and Edinburgh is extensive and he explained things so well to us. His explanation of the term "gardyloo" is not to be missed. Just don't be surprised if he puts something interesting in...More

Thank Chris C
RobertHowie, Owner at Historic Edinburgh Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I love this review! Thank you for coming along, especially when you'd had such a hard day! I'm very grateful that you left such a glowing review and it was a real pleasure to take you around the revised Old Town route. I hope you...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great tour. Robert really opened our eyes to Edinburgh's fascinating history with a depth of knowledge and sense of humour that I would highly recommend. He catered well for adults and children.More

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RobertHowie, Owner at Historic Edinburgh Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your quick and kind review. I'm especially grateful for your comment about adults and children on my tour. It means such a lot to me that I was able to manage that differentiation as we explored the Old Town. That's always down...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In every respect, Robert made the walking tour around the Old Town area if Edinburgh a brilliant experience. The talk he gave as we were walking around was interesting, fun, engaging and absolutely first class. If you're visiting Edinburgh & want to know a bit...More

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RobertHowie, Owner at Historic Edinburgh Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your really kind review! It's a real delight to take customers around the Old Town who are as enthusiastic about history as I hope I am. I hope you had a wonderful time in Edinburgh and managed to enjoy some of the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Robert is a fantastic guide and being a school teacher, he made it very interactive, fun and entertaining. For example, he showed us pictures of places where we were standing as to how it looked back in the days of Mary Queen of Scotts. I...More

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RobertHowie, Owner at Historic Edinburgh Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your very kind comments! You were both an absolute delight to take around the Old Town. It's a real pleasure to go around with people like you, I hope you realise how important that is for me. It was an absolute pleasure...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Brilliant tour - Robert was extremely interesting and a fun guide. Would most certainly recommend this tour - wear comfortable footwear and take a bottle of water and your camera - great fun - interesting historical tourMore

Thank DawnandSi
RobertHowie, Owner at Historic Edinburgh Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Great advice - I think I did your tour in a brand new pair of ghillie brogue (shoes) and my feet were killing me by the end! Thank you for your kind and helpful comments. I really appreciate them. I hope you enjoyed Edinburgh at...More

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