Our business is called Soul of Scotland Tours and it is a ministry of our charitable company called Christian Heritage Edinburgh. We offer walking tours and day trips in and around Edinburgh with Christian and historical themes.
Soul of Scotland Tours is a family tour business that specialises in telling the extraordinary story of Edinburgh’s Christian heritage, and we cater for groups and individuals who are on a pilgrimage here. We also seek to convey the mystery, beauty and soul of Scotland and offer tours with a unique blend of history, culture, castles and landscapes less than an hour’s drive from the capital.
At this stage we offer four tours:
The Christian Heritage Tour
This two hour walking tour on the Royal Mile brings out the Christian history that has shaped Scotland and the world. The tour guide, a local writer, actor and storyteller, brings the history to life as we learn about the Celtic saints, John Knox and the Reformation, the Covenanters and many more. This story is told on the sites of famous buildings, such as Magdalen Chapel, the cradle of the Scottish Reformation, Greyfriars’ Kirk, St Columba’s Free Church, St Giles’, the Martyrs’ Monument and Memorial and in the beautiful Presbytery Hall where we discover some extraordinary treasures.
The Celtic Tour
This walking tour on the Royal Mile is a reduced version of the Christian Heritage Tour, lasting for about 90 minutes, and it is seasonal, operating out of the Christian Heritage Centre between June and September.
With Soul of Scotland Tours we are keen to show you some of the jewels of our country within a day’s trip from Edinburgh. Your Tour means that we will try to fit an itinerary around what you would like to see and experience. Perhaps you would love to explore the fascinating history of churches and castles? Or have a go at falconry and archery next to an old castle? Maybe you would like to do a trip involving beautiful seaside and go to Holy Island (Lindisfarne) as well? Or visit Stirling or St Andrews? Would you love to hear dramatized storytelling, along with singing and harp music in a medieval church? We can arrange a full day, or half day trip, with or without lunch. Transport will be provided.
Number of guests: Minimum of four.
Prices: Because it is Your Tour prices will vary depending on how much, or little, you would like to do.
We can tailor a tour to suit your requirements. Below we give two possible examples but we are quite happy to discuss alternatives. Please use the enquiry form below to open a dialogue with us about this.
Office: 33 Jenks Loan, Newtongrange, Midlothian, EH22 4DD