The Westend: Walk in the footsteps of doctors, nurses and inventors

The Westend attracts with green spaces and grand residences. But there are also streets with a Bohemian flair displaying many artisan shops, eateries and pub. I will tell you the interesting stories of people past und present behind the doors.

We start our Edinburgh walk tour in the highly acclaimed Charlotte Square and make our way through the leafy streets of the Westend down to St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral. The Westend was developed following the completion of Charlotte Square. The walk will give you the opportunity to discover film locations and stories of people past and present. Those walls have seen many greats... and still do!

Although close to main arteries of the city, the streets are surprisingly quiet. Mostly residential grand houses give way to shopping streets with wonderful artisan shops and hostelries. This gives it that bohemian flair which contributes to its popularity.

  • Charlotte Square - the jewel in the crown of the new Town
  • Explore the hidden corners and treasures located throughout The Westend
  • Find out how the other half lived - and still lives to this day
  • Meet some interesting and charismatic people!
  • Set foot in the outside filming location for TV series and films set in the 18th century
  • Enjoy some independent shop windows and come back for refreshments in the inviting bars and pubs

Price on Request

Departure days

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday

January — December

Contact details

RuthToursScotland - Guiding with a Smile


Key facilities

  • Level Access

Tour information




  • Walking


  • Bespoke
  • Private
  • Small Group (1-16)


  • English
  • German


  • Architecture
  • Film and TV
  • History
  • Photography
RuthToursScotland - Guiding with a Smile

Tour company information

RuthToursScotland - Guiding with a Smile

Tour Guide for Scotland. Edinburgh has been my home for over 25 years - and I love this beautiful city, the country and the friendly people - all things Scottish. Whilst happy to take you all around Scotland as a qualified guide - I invite you to join me to discover Edinburgh with all its facets and peculiarities by foot. Join me and be inspired. Go off the beaten track and discover a place within Edinburgh by the seaside. Try a walk from Dean Village to Stockbridge - so close to the centre and yet so different. Learn more on my website

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