James Watt and Matthew Boulton (inventors of condensing engine) 19th century panel

Cafe Royal Public House

Art in Edinburgh's Georgian New Town

This tour based on the art of Edinburgh's New Town is designed to allow the visitor realise the art connected with this part of the city which other tours may not make clear and are just waiting to be discovered.

Edinburgh's New Town is an United Nations World Heritage Site and was built to relieve the squalor, filth and overcrowdedness of Edinburgh's Royal Mile and the streets running off it.  This was started in the 1760s. 

Over the decades and centuries the art world had an affect on this part of the city and continues to do so and it is this art that I will uncover for you on my tour of Edinburgh's New Town.  This includes

1. Where a world famous composer played towards the end of his life.

2. The home of perhaps, Scotland's most famous author and the happy and tragic events in his life. 

3.  A stunning red gallery in the centre of the city with a rare statue of one of our more famous monarchs, Mary, Queen of Scots from the 16th century. 

4. The former site of 16th century castle and 18th century theatre.

5. The work of the much under appreciated Amelia Robertson Hill, a 19th century sculpter.

I hope you will join me on this tour and discover for yourself what this wonderful, but still overlooked part of Edinburgh has to offer.    

From £10 per adult

Departure days

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday

January — December

Contact details

Walkie Talkie Tours

11 Southdale Avenue
West Lothian
United Kingdom
EH48 2FP

Key facilities

  • Pets Welcome

Tour information


  • Edinburgh - City Centre




  • Walking


  • Small Group (1-16)


  • English


  • Art
  • History
  • Literature
  • Music

Tour prices

From £10 Per Adult £8 Concession

Prices are subject to change depending on season

Walkie Talkie Tours

Tour company information

Walkie Talkie Tours

Hello. My name is Brian and I am a tour guide in Edinburgh, Scotland and love this beautiful city I've lived in for 25 years. I offer a number of tours. The Secret Past of Edinburgh's Old Town, A Food Tour, A Whisky Tour, A Highlights of Edinburgh's History Tour as well as A Medical Tour. I can meet you at your hotel if you prefer or another specific place within the city. I am not only here to tell you about the local area. I can meet you at your accommodation, recommend bars, restaurants and local and national transport. I look forward to meeting you. Brian.

Opening times

I am always open for enquiries and will do my upmost to work around your schedule whether that is through the day, evenings or weekends.

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