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Edinburgh, Scotland’s hilly capital is also fondly called the “Athens of the North”. While Edinburgh may not compete in the sunshine stakes it has so much to offer with its medieval Old Town and elegant Georgian New Town. Looming over the city is Edinburgh Castle, sitting atop an extinct volcano and home to Scotland’s crown jewels and the hugely important Stone of Destiny. The Old Town is characterised by narrow closes, wynds and courts leading off the spine formed by the High Street, the broadest & longest street in the Old Town. With its sheer beauty, historical significance, cultural value and now home to the Scottish Parliament, even Pythagoras would have found himself caught in a right-angled European love triangle.
See below the list of major points of interest that the Old Town Tour will include. Along the way we will also include some gems hidden away from the well-trodden tourist routes.
- Edinburgh Castle
- Greyfruars Bobby
- The Royal Mile
- Scottish Parliament
- Holyrood Palace
- Arthur’s Seat (Except Sunday’s)
- Princes Gardens
- Calton Hill (Finish)
|Monday To Sunday||08:00 AM - 11:00 PM|
Pick – Up Service
If your hotel/accommodation is located in Central Edinburgh (postcodes EH1, EH2 & EH3) we will pick you up at your hotel. Alternatively, meet us at 7 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, EH2 4DR UK. Vehicles are located at rear of apartments. (CLICK HERE FOR A MAP).
POINTS OF INTEREST
2 Hours is enough time to see all the sites listed as they can all be found in a carefully planned route of approximately 7 miles.
We will finish the tour at Calton Hill where you can take the opportunity to climb to the top and see the panoramic vista of the whole of Edinburgh. You can also take in the lovely views across the city to the coast. It’s a short and fairly easy climb which leads to some of the city’s best views and is home to some of Scotland’s most iconic monuments and the City Observatory.