City tours - Architecture tours
£ 12.00 (2h30min)
English, Russian, Lithuanian
Individuals £24, 20% off for groups of 4 and more.
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Architectural Walking Tour of Edinburgh Old Town

  • EN: Designed for the curious. Unpick the secret clues written in Edinburgh's architecture. Discover the grand and the hidden buildings, courtyards and closes. The Old Town tour explains the workings behind the shifts in architectural ideas and styles. We find some few remaining original Scottish Baronial buildings, learn how to tell it from Scottish Baronial Revival. I explain the beginnings of Georgian architecture and ponder on Greek Revival and then Late Gothic that followed. We also see modern masterpieces such as the Scottish Parliament and the National Museum extension.


Location: Edinburgh, Scotland

Route description: The walk starts near Waverley bridge, heads towards the Castle and loops towards Canongate, finishing at the foot of Holyrood palace.

Max number of tourists: 10

Suitable for kids: Yes

The weather is important for the tour: Yes

Guide: Olga