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 Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: City centre Hotel, or on Royal Mile at junction of Castlehill and Ramsay Lane opposite The Scotch Whisky Experience and in front of the Outlook Tower.
End location: City centre Hotel or between The National Gallery of Scotland and the Royal Scottih Academy adjacent to the Mound.
Duration: 5 hours
Services of guide in castle and throughout tour and advice re other venues and suggestions regarding pubs and restaurants
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.
Entry to Edinburgh Castle as at 2018
£17.00for Adults, £13.60 for Seniors, £10.20 for children
Personal purchases including food and drink
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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Martin was an amazing guide taking our family of four on a wonderful tour throughout Edinburgh. His knowledge of the city's history, ability to tell a great story and enthusiasm for his home make for a wonderful experience. I would highly recommend Martin to anyone with an interest in walking through the city while being entertained and educated by a true enthusiast for his native Edinburgh.