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Edinburgh’s Old Town: The Origin of Scottish Design

Vanaf £8.50 per persoon


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Januari — December


History through the lens of Edinburgh's most influential architects. Self-guided walking AUDIO TOUR, with an architectural designer as your narrator.

The audio tours are location aware, so you will hear directions and stories as you move. You can pause anytime. 

On this audio tour, you will explore the fascinating historical buildings that give the area its character, and admire award-winning contemporary architecture like the famous Scottish Parliament.

You’ll meander through narrow closes, beneath stepped gables and turrets, pausing at breathtaking viewpoints. The narrator will also show you the easy-to-miss details on the buildings, and share old maps and drawings as you walk Edinburgh’s famous Royal Mile.

Along the way, you’ll see:

  • The oldest tenement on the Royal Mile 
  • An unusual, lesser-known side of the National Museum of Scotland 
  • The difficult-to-find Riddle’s Court, once a merchant's house
  • The elegant Sugarhouse Close, a beautifully-restored 19th century brewery 
  • The sweeping views from Victoria Terrace 

Along the way, we’ll also answer questions like: 

  • Is the Old Town really that old? 
  • Which medieval Scottish castles inspired Victorian buildings in Edinburgh? 
  • Why did construction of the Scottish Parliament go ten times over budget?

Informatie coronavirus

Confirmatie dat deze onderneming heeft bevestigd dat zij de richtlijnen van zowel de Schotse overheid als de branche omtrent het coronavierus opvolgt, en daardoor maatregelen heeft genomen om de hygiëne en de gehouden 2 meter afstand te waarborgen.

Deze onderneming heeft bevestigd dat ze het Safe Travelsprotocol van de World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) heeft geïmplementeerd en dit naleeft. Het keurmerk Safe Travels wordt na een zelfevaluatie uitgereikt en is daardoor geen waarmerk.

Contact gegevens

Cobble Tales - Architecture Tours of Edinburgh
4, Hunter Square
United Kingdom
Edinburgh - City Centre
Architecture Art City History

COVID-19 facilities

  • COVID-19 measures in place
  • COVID-19 refund and cancellation policy in place
  • COVID-19 risk assessment completed
  • Online booking only

Tour prijzen


  • £8.50 Per Persoon


Informatie over toermaatschappij

Cobble Tales - Architecture Tours of Edinburgh

Explore Edinburgh’s history through its buildings on itineraries created by architects. We offer audio tours for individuals and private guided tours for groups in English and French. Every purchased tour supports the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings.