An introduction to Edinburgh's history that uncovers how the city grew from its tiny medieval beginnings into the vibrant cultural capital we see today.
At 90 minutes long, this tour is a perfect introduction to Edinburgh's history, a story that goes far deeper than the popular tales of ghosts, grave-robbers and Greyfriars Bobby!
Walk through the back-streets of the Old Town to the top of Calton Hill and discover how trade, industry, royalty, identity, education and landscape have shaped the city since its foundation 900 years ago. Along the way you'll experience over 500 years of Edinburgh's changing architecture, from its historic 'closes' and Neo-classical monuments, to its Victorian breweries and spectacular 21st century Parliament.
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Hi I'm Hetty! An Edinburgh resident for over 25 years I am fascinated by people, buildings and landscapes. With a first class degree in Social and Architectural History I enjoy nothing more than to show people around this beautiful city I call home and sharing its rich cultural heritage. I love this city, I want you to love it too!