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First World War Heritage of Edinburgh - full day private EV tour

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January — December

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Edinburgh had a myriad of close and important connections with the war that shattered Europe and beyond from 1914-18. On this fascinating and respectful tour you'll see many of the key locations, buildings and memorials of that tumultuous time.

Scotland’s historic capital city was closely involved in World War One in many important ways, and on this fascinating and sensitive full-day private tour we explore the locations, and the stories and people behind them. You’ll see:

- Original training trenches, dug by the troops themselves

- The hospital where war poets Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon met

- The lodging house of a pre-war German spy

- Memorial to the fallen of Heart of Midlothian Football Club

- Consulting rooms of Edinburgh’s WW1 medical heroine Dr Elsie Inglis

- Birthplace of General Sir Douglas Haig, British supreme commander

- Leith Drill Hall (Royal Scots)

- Memorial to the terrible Quintinshill railway disaster of 1915.

- Lunch at the Royal Scots Club, itself a living memorial to the war.

- Site of the April 1916 Zeppelin bombing

-The Firth of Forth, site of (still) the greatest assembly of warships in history in November 1918

-The moving and beautiful Scottish National War Memorial at Edinburgh Castle

Contact details

7 Hills Tours
56 Allan Park Crescent
EH14 1LQ
Edinburgh Newhaven Rosyth South Queensferry
Driver guide
English German

Tour company information

7 Hills Tours

7 Hills Tours is a new and imaginative private tour and shore excursion company, run by local family physician and Edinburgh native Dr Moray Grigor. Touring in a luxury and eco-friendly hybrid vehicle, we open up Edinburgh and Scotland along a myriad of fascinating planes for the guest to see and enjoy. Plus, within Edinburgh, we also offer memorable Old Town walking tours. Vehicle tours include free pickup and dropoff at your choice of location. Our vehicle can accommodate up to three adults or a family of four; for larger groups of up to 18 guests, bigger vehicles can be arranged.

Opening times

Mon-Fri 0800-1700
Outside these hours as arranged for private tours.

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