Come see my secret Edinburgh, my local streets that most people never get to see.

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Tour Number

Activity Level

267927


Categories

City, Hiking and Walking, Local Experience

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Our tours are all child friendly, please note that if you would like to stop at a local pub or bar this will not be possible with anyone under the age of 18 and anyone who looks 25 or younger may be asked to produce ID when visiting such an establishment.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), Japanese (conversational)

See the amazing hidden villages of Edinburgh that most Scots don't even know about.


Everyone in Scotland has probably been to the Old Town and the first few streets of the New Town, but just beyond there lie some amazing places which I know like the back of my hand as I live there and that's why I want to show you "my secret Edinburgh. "

Come with me and explore the place where the real people of Edinburgh live, find hidden villages nestled in between parts of the New Town, see the grand streets of the New Town where the inventors of telephones, television and much more lived. As well as visiting great places and finding out about what makes it tick, we can stop for coffee in local cafes or even visit "Edinburgh's best local pub" for a beer break.

Itinerary

Starting off at the edge of the New Town, we'll pass the main streets that most Scottish people know, but then we will travel beyond there to beautiful villages within the New Town. We will see the place where Harry Potter was finished, visit Stockbridge which has been described as the "best residential area to stay in the UK" and if it's on a Sunday we can visit the excellent farmers market there. Stockbridge also has some great coffee shops to visit and after 12 midday one of the famous local pubs of Edinburgh is also open (please note no one under 18 is allowed in the premises). We will see somewhere featured in Mary Shelly "Frankenstein" whilst following the Water of Leith to Dean Village, an area formerly packed with watermills and inhabited by the bakers who supplied bread for Edinburgh, but now a quiet and stunning residential area that feels like a country village despite being only a few minutes from Princes Street.

It's good to be prepared for the weather, raincoats & umbrellas may be needed.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Suggested by Guide: We will meet at the main entrance to St Giles Cathedral unless your hotel is very near the New Town and then we can arrange to meet there.

Duration: 2 hours 30 min.

Most tours will take roughly 2.5 hours although some may take slightly longer depending on the pace we take.

Transportation

This tour will be on foot and requires you to walk along cobbled streets. Edinburgh is not a flat city, we will have to go up and down some small hills and flights of steps. Plenty of opportunities to rest will be given.

What’s Included

Other: The cost of the tour includes the guides travel and all guiding on the day.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20 GBP - Although there are no "necessary" costs after the tour is booked, should you wish to have a coffee break, a pub stop or wish to buy any food from any markets you will need to have some extra money.

What’s Extra

Other: No extras are required, only if you wish to have a break of any kind to purchase food or drinks.

A Recent Review of this tour

This was the perfect tour and tour guide for us. William was personable, funny and could really anticipate what we wanted to see. I would absolutely recommend him for others! Thanks for a really great experience.
Denise Sobocinski

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  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    267927


    Categories

    City, Hiking and Walking, Local Experience

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes. Our tours are all child friendly, please note that if you would like to stop at a local pub or bar this will not be possible with anyone under the age of 18 and anyone who looks 25 or younger may be asked to produce ID when visiting such an establishment.

    Friendly: No.

    Maximum travelers: 6

    Language(s)

    explanation

    English (fluent), Japanese (conversational)

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