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Old Town, New Town

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January — December

Old Town, New Town takes in the sights of the medieval Old Town and the splendour of the Georgian New Town.

Edinburgh Walks leads this private or small group walk from under the ramparts of Edinburgh Castle to the site of the medieval city’s walls.Then onto the churchyard of Greyfriars, gifted to the city by Mary Queen of Scots in the 16th century and a haunt of the Harry Potter story by JK Rowling though more traditionally known for the story of Greyfriars Bobby. We then walk to the historic Royal Mile and visit some Closes, Alleys and Wynds before there's time to visit interesting and artisan shops leading to the Grassmarket, where many of Edinburgh’s criminals came to a grizzly end.

From the West End we enter the preserved architectural masterpiece that is the Georgian New Town, covering an area larger than those of York, Chester, Bath and Chichester added together – with helpful information on inventors, military and political leaders, scientists and physicians as well as literary and philanthropic greats that were resident here in the past. Then back in time to the 12th century to visit the Water of Leith and the charming Dean Village.

Starting
Edinburgh - City Centre
Length
½
Day
Transport
Walking
Type
Bespoke Private Small Group (1-16)

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Edinburgh Walks

Unique small group and private guided walks through historic Edinburgh and of it’s port Leith. With your own personal guide who has lived his whole life in the city, you will discover the real Edinburgh – off the beaten tourist trail – in a friendly, relaxed and informative way. Experience breathtaking views of Edinburgh & Leith and learn about the history of the surrounding area. Each of the walks around Edinburgh & Leith will take you to places of interest and beauty that tour buses cannot reach, allowing plenty of opportunities to stop, shop and take photographs.

Opening times

All year

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