The John Knox House Canongate Kirk White Horse Close

THE CANONGATE TOUR

Our history tour of Edinburgh’s Canongate and Old Town starts at Dynamic Earth - a brilliant viewpoint for us to see the nearby Arthur’s Seat, Salisbury Crags and Holyrood Park.  Edinburgh’s development as a city is closely linked to the shape of the land on which it is built.  This tour doesn’t just explain that - it lets you FEEL it as we walk up the ‘tail’ of the Crag and Tail formation on which Edinburgh was built.
A Dynamic Start!
The Canongate has some of the most atmospheric places in what’s now accepted as being ‘Old Edinburgh.'  We’ll take you to Whitehorse Close, absolutely ‘picture postcard’ stuff and we’ll take you to the even more authentic Bakehouse Close.  Both places give you that beautiful feeling of actually seeing and experiencing some of the Old Town charm.  By the time we’ve thrown in a peek at Holyrood Palace and Abbey AND a look at the John Knox House, you’ll feel you have been walking through history!
Heritage and History
Canongate Kirkyard
The John Knox House
If we have time to visit the Kirkyard, then we will make the most of this wonderful historical location.  Whether it's linked to Robert Burns (of which there are at least two), people who made Edinburgh what it is today or even an improbable murder victim, the Canongate Kirkyard is a great place to explore.
We spend a bit of time around this area of Edinburgh.  We’ll reveal to you the military importance of the narrow Netherbow, the street on which the John Knox House sits, and we’ll then move to looking at the story of the John Knox House.  It’s a story which takes in one of the most divided periods in Scotland’s history - a civil war - a story which had fatal consequences for the original owner of the house.   We will also look at the story of John Knox, one of Scotland’s leading Protestant reformers.
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“Having lived in Edinburgh for nearly 50 years, l visited places that night l had never been before, seen things l hadn't even noticed (despite walking past them on a daily basis) and learnt something about my own city. Go on this at least once, whether you're a local or a visitor to the city, you won't be disappointed.”
Tripadvisor review highlights;
Canongate/Old Town Tour
Advertised Sundays - 2pm-4pm Walking difficulty - ‘Medium’’  - Click for route Language - English Meet at the entrance to the Dynamic Earth Price  £10pp, £8 (conc), £2 Under 16  Click for our Frequently Asked Questions Click for our tour terms and conditions
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The John Knox House Canongate Kirk White Horse Close
WHAT PLACES WILL WE SEE?
Our history tour of Edinburgh’s Canongate and Old Town starts at Dynamic Earth - a brilliant viewpoint for us to see the nearby Arthur’s Seat, Salisbury Crags and Holyrood Park.  Edinburgh’s development as a city is closely linked to the shape of the land on which it is built.  This tour doesn’t just explain that - it lets you FEEL it as we walk up the ‘tail’ of the Crag and Tail formation on which Edinburgh was built.
A Dynamic Start!
The Canongate has some of the most atmospheric places in what’s now accepted as being ‘Old Edinburgh.'  We’ll take you to Whitehorse Close, absolutely ‘picture postcard’ stuff and we’ll take you to the even more authentic Bakehouse Close.  Both places give you that beautiful feeling of actually seeing and experiencing some of the Old Town charm.  By the time we’ve thrown in a peek at Holyrood Palace and Abbey AND a look at the John Knox House, you’ll feel you have been walking through history!
Heritage and History
Canongate Kirkyard
The John Knox House
If we have time to visit the Kirkyard, then we will make the most of this wonderful historical location.  Whether it's linked to Robert Burns (of which there are at least two), people who made Edinburgh what it is today or even an improbable murder victim, the Canongate Kirkyard is a great place to explore.
We spend a bit of time around this area of Edinburgh.  We’ll reveal to you the military importance of the narrow Netherbow, the street on which the John Knox House sits, and we’ll then move to looking at the story of the John Knox House.  It’s a story which takes in one of the most divided periods in Scotland’s history - a civil war - a story which had fatal consequences for the original owner of the house.   We will also look at the story of John Knox, one of Scotland’s leading Protestant reformers.
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Canongate/Old Town Tour
Tripadvisor review highlights;
“This was one of the highlights of our recent trip to Edinburgh… A really entertaining and informative tour that helped us understand a lot more about Edinburgh and some of the people who once lived there. The stories were told with humour and with so much information, it was definitely great value for money. I would definitely recommend this tour, we had an excellent evening.”
Advertised Sundays - 2pm-4pm Walking difficulty - ‘Medium’’  - Click for route Language - English Meet at the entrance to the Dynamic Earth Price  £10pp, £8 (conc), £2 Under 16  Click for our Frequently Asked Questions Click for our tour terms and conditions
NAVIGATION
SOCIAL
ADDRESS 28/2 Bridge Road Colinton Edinburgh United Kingdom EH13 0LQ
CONTACT Mail: robert@historicedinburghtours.co.uk Phone: 079590026077
Copyright Historic Edinburgh Tours 2017
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