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Lawnmarket, Royal Mile, Edinburgh © Fraser Paterson

Old Town Tour

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January — December

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I will take you on a fascinating journey through the centuries as we walk the Old Town of Edinburgh, showing you a building as old as 1130 and a tavern first established in 1516! I will also tell you of the darker aspects of life in Edinburgh.

I will take you on a fascinating journey through the centuries as we walk the Old Town of Edinburgh, showing you a building as old as 1130 and a tavern first established in 1516! I will also tell you of the darker aspects of life in Edinburgh from times long passed, including execution sites. Where did they take place? Who were the people who lost their lives there and what were their crimes?

We will visit Greyfriars graveyard, one of the most famous medieval kirkyards in the world. Whatever your taste I can tailor our time there to suit it. The meaning of symbols on gravestones, The Covenanters, body snatchers, and literary inspiration. If you have Harry Potter fans in your group I can show you the resting places of Tom Riddle and many other series characters.

I have a large number of five star reviews in respect of freelance tours I have taken for other companies. Please enquire for further information.

All enquiries welcome. Please call me on +44 7950 003 885 or e mail me; fraser@edinburghtoursandhistory.com

Contact details

Edinburgh Tours and History
48 Kingsknowe Road North
Edinburgh
Lothian
Scotland
EH14 2DF
Length
Bespoke
Transport
Coach Minibus Walking
Type
Bespoke Medium Group (17-30) Private Small Group (1-16)
Languages
English Spanish
Themes
Architecture City Geology History Landscapes Literature Walking

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Edinburgh Tours and History

Hello! My name is Fraser Paterson. I work on a freelance basis as an experienced professional tour guide and writer. I offer private coach & walking tours. Choose whatever you wish from the following areas of Edinburgh in which I have expert knowledge. The world famous Greyfriars cemetery, Old Town tours, New Town and Edinburgh Castle. Tours are by pre-booking and payment only.

Opening times

8.30am-8pm Monday-Saturday
10am to 8pm Sunday

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