A Private five hour stroll mostly down hill
A visit to world famous Edinburgh Castle followed by downhill walk on the Royal Mile, viewing and hearing about the historic buildings and people who lived in them to the site of the city wall. After an optional break for lunch or snack we enter The New (1760's ) Town. In the Georgian New Town we will stroll along George street, from St Andrew Square to Charlotte Square, past the historic statues learning facts and stories about the people and buildings. After Charlotte Square perhaps the finest Georgian Square in the world we will cross Princes Street to the gardens for the best views of the castle and more relics of Edinburg's history, before finishing the tour between the two internationally famous art galleries, The Royal Scottish Acadamy and the National Gallery of Scotland. Both galleries are constructed in the Greek Style and are normally free of charge to enter if desired after the tour. As the tour finishes in the city centre directions will be provided , if requred for other locations in the City.
Edinburgh Castle, Castle Esplanade, Nova Scotia Plaque, Witches Well, Cannonball House, Milne's Court, Lady Stairs Close, Gladstones Land, Deacon Brodie, Heart of Midlothian, St Giles, Parliament Hall, Market Cross, City Chambers, Tron Kirk, John Knox House, Flodden Wall, St Andrews Square, Melville Monument, Assembly Rooms, William Pitt Statue, Tontine House, Charlotte Square, First Ministers house, Albert Memorial, Alexander Graham Bell's birthplace, West Princes St Gardens, Ross Fountain, RLS Stone
The Call, Floral Clock, The Royal Scottish Academy, The National Gallery of Scotland.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Hotel, Suggested by Guide: City Centre Hotel or on the Royal Mile at the junction of Castlehill and Ramsay Lane opposit the Scotch Whisky Experience ,and in front of the Camera Obscura.
Duration: 20 hours
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50 UK Pounds - All attractions, shops and restaurants accept payment by credit and debit cards.
The suggested amount is only for incidentals.
Where vehicles are used I always employ a driver.Parking restrictions require vehicles to be parked some considerable distance from most attractions, a driver can drop us off at the entrance, and collect again when visit completed.
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We had a wonderful day with Martin. He was informative, fun and a pleasure to spend the day with. I highly recommend taking a tour with Martin to learn about all the wonderful things there are to see in Edinburgh. He also took us to a great restaurant for lunch where we were treated like dignitaries.