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Patrick Geddes: The Old Town’s Eco-Hero and Sustainable Development's Pioneer

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With the motto, «by leaves, we live», Patrick Geddes sought to transform and rethink the city in a sustainable way. Come to discover Edinburgh through the eyes of this avant-gardist philanthropist.

Father of sustainable urban planning and Scottish botanist, Patrick Geddes dedicated his life to the preservation of Edinburgh’s Old Town in the 19th century. In its time, the medieval city was only unsanitary buildings and alleys. As a true pioneer, he saved several monuments from destruction and sought to make this dilapidated «Old Town» a pleasant place to live with hidden gardens and spaces dedicated to the community.

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Tours & Détours d'Edimbourg
Edinburgh
Edinburgh
Scotland
EH
Length
2
Hours
Transport
Walking
Type
Private Small Group (1-16)
Languages
French
Themes
Architecture City History Walking

Tour prices

From

  • £165 Per Adult
  • £165 Per child
  • £165 Concession
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Tours & Détours d'Edimbourg

Tours et Détours d'Edimbourg offers a variety of public and private guided walking tours of Edinburgh in French. Nous proposons un choix varié de visites guidées à Edimbourg en français

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All year round / Toute l'année
Public tours at fixed times, see our website for detailed dates/ Visites publiques à horaires fixes, voir notre site pour le détail.

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