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Edinburgh New Town Architecture Tour

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This an ultimate tour for the admirers of scholarly classical beauty. With your architect-guide, soak in the Scottish Enlightenment spirit on a walk through "a model city" - the largest Georgian planned town development in the world. 

This an ultimate tour for the admirers of scholarly classical beauty. With your architect-guide, take in the Scottish Enlightenment spirit on a walk through "a model city" - the largest Georgian planned town development in the world. 

For an exclusive insight into the chic Georgian lifestyle, we will enter a private park - available only with us, or if your aunt lives on Queen street!

We will soak in the neoclassical ornaments under the starlit dome of the most impressive banking hall in Europe. Then find one of the last remaining original mews that served the grand townhouses in the Georgian era.

While walking its ordered, symmetrical grid of streets lined with Neoclassical tenements (yes, tenements!) we will learn the purpose of the sunken basements and why Edinburgh won't clean its blackened sandstone facades! 

Through the masterplan drawn by the young James Craig and buildings by celebrated British architects such as Robert Adam, we will unfold the cultural context of Scottish Enlightenment, as well as the economical and political influence of the union between Scotland and England.


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Contact details

Cobble Tales - Architecture Tours of Edinburgh
4, Hunter Square
Edinburgh
United Kingdom
EH1 1QW
Starting
Edinburgh - City Centre
Length
2
Hours
Transport
Walking
Type
Private
Languages
English Lithuanian Russian
Themes
Architecture Art City History Walking

COVID-19 facilities

  • COVID-19 measures in place
  • COVID-19 refund and cancellation policy in place
  • COVID-19 risk assessment completed
  • COVID-19 staff training completed
  • Capacity limit
  • Face mask essential (not provided)
  • Online booking only
  • Regular temperature checks for staff

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Cobble Tales - Architecture Tours of Edinburgh

Explore Edinburgh’s history through its buildings with our architect-guides. We offer daily walking tours in Scots Baronial and Post Modern Old Town, Neoclassical Georgian New Town, and the secluded lush valley of Dean Village. We can also arrange private, bespoke and large group tours. On request we speak French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Chinese, and Lithuanian.

Opening times

Mon-Sun 9am - 7pm

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