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Leith Shore
Leith Shore

Historic Edinburgh, Newhaven and Leith - private half day EV tour with inclusive coffee and scones

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January — December

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History is to be found not just in the Old and New Towns but all over Edinburgh, and its ports of Newhaven and Leith; on this luxury morning guided tour you'll visit many of the most important sites, right across Edinburgh from the sea to the hills!

Our history is found not just in the Old Town, but all around our wonderful city, and on our luxury private tour you’ll explore many of the key places in Edinburgh’s story. With complimentary pickup at your accommodation or cruise vessel, you’ll visit the following sites in our half day tour:

- Newhaven Harbour – this is where the mighty ‘Great Michael’ was built on the orders of King James IV, the biggest ship in the western world at that time. Also Edinburgh’s fishing harbour to this day, and base for the famous Newhaven Fishwives, who walked great distances daily to sell the catch across the Edinburgh area.

- The Shore, Leith. Historic trading dock and Royal landing place, the Shore has some fine historic buildings including a 16th Century merchant’s house (which was Mary, Queen of Scots' first stop on her return to Edinburgh as Queen) and the original Royal Inn of the Stewarts, the King’s Wark.

- Leith Links – one of our contenders for the oldest golf course in the world, now a peaceful park.

- Holyrood Park – encampment of Bonnie Prince Charlie’s Jacobite army in 1745, at the base of the spectacular volcanic Salisbury Crags. 

- The Meadows – once the city’s ‘South Loch’, supplying water for drinking and brewing, now a much loved green space.

- Bruntsfield Links – our other contender for most ancient golf course in the world, this is still in use for short golf, and features reputedly the world’s first golf clubhouse!

- The Bore Stone – This is the drilled stone from which fluttered the flag of King James IV, mustering his troops before the fateful march to the English border and Flodden Field.

- The Caiy Stane – Edinburgh’s most ancient structure, a mighty standing stone with typical cup and ring marks, probably of spiritual significance for Edinburgh’s early people.

- Comiston Water-House – the supply house for the famous Comiston Springs, tapped in the 1600’s by Peter Brusche to pipe water to the Royal Mile.

Our luxury Hyundai Ioniq PHEV seats 3 adults or a family of 4; however we can arrange larger vehicles for groups of up to 18 guests.

Contact details

7 Hills Tours
56 Allan Park Crescent
Edinburgh
Edinburgh
Scotland
EH14 1LQ
Starting
Edinburgh Edinburgh & The Lothians Edinburgh - City Centre
Length
½
Day
Transport
Driver guide
Type
Small Group (1-16)
Languages
English German
Themes
City Golf History

Attractions

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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