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This guided tour of Greyfriars Kirkyard (Scots for ‘churchyard) will reveal to you the stories of some of Scottish history’s most fascinating and significant characters. That’s something very special.   That’s something that makes our Greyfriars tour almost unique.  
EDINBURGH - THEN AND NOW
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We love living in Edinburgh!  Your guide Robert has lived here all his life, and the thing that he most enjoys about the history of the capital is reading stories of Edinburgh’s past and working out exactly where they happened and how those places once looked. We’ve built up a huge archive of images, photographs, and documents to help us recreate the Old Town of Edinburgh.  We’ll let you into a wee secret; we’ve looked at the old images and maps so often that we pretty much have a sense of a version of ‘deja vu’ as we wander around the Old Town.  It’s as if we can see many of the long lost buildings.  On one of our tours, it’s our job to try and get a little of that feeling over to you through the use of our images and, more importantly, our descriptions and stories. Take the images to the right.  These are a perfect example of what we do.  The upper image shows the corner of the Ovir Bow and the Lawnmarket as it looks today.  The lower image shows exactly the same angle as it would have looked in around 1855.  Although almost all of the buildings have changed, there’s just enough of the shape of the streets to remind link the two pictures. We actually look at the old building, known as the Bowhead House on our Old Town tour, we’ve got so many stories that we can even tell you a funny one about the peculiar little ‘sticky-outy’ window in the middle of the photo!
West Bow and Lawnmarket Bowhead House Old Candlemaker Row
The street that is inside the walls but was also outside the walls! Candlemaker Row is a street we love here at Historic Edinburgh Tours.  Not only does it have some interesting Old Town buildings today, it was the scene of a story we start one tour with.  It changed dramatically over the centuries and this page will take you back a couple of hundred years to reveal how it looked then.
West Bow Edinburgh
The street that is inside the walls but was also outside the walls! Edinburgh’s Old Town changed a lot between 1860 and 1880.  Extreme poverty in the Old Town meant that many buildings fell into complete disrepair.  We lost many notable buildings during this period, the pretty Bowhead House being one of them.  This page looks at one of the Old Town’s most eyecatching buildings.
Netherbow Edinburgh
Squeezing in the enemy. The Netherbow still exists in Edinburgh today.  It lies next to the John Knox House and marks the end of what was the Old Town of Edinburgh before the seperate burgh of the Canongate started on the other side of St Mary’s Wynd (now St Mary’s Street). This investigation of the area analayses it’s importance as one of Edinburgh’s defences.
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This guided tour of Greyfriars Kirkyard (Scots for ‘churchyard) will reveal to you the stories of some of Scottish history’s most fascinating and significant characters. That’s something very special.   That’s something that makes our Greyfriars tour almost unique.  
EDINBURGH - THEN AND NOW
_____________________________________________________________
We love living in Edinburgh!  Your guide Robert has lived here all his life, and the thing that he most enjoys about the history of the capital is reading stories of Edinburgh’s past and working out exactly where they happened and how those places once looked. We’ve built up a huge archive of images, photographs, and documents to help us recreate the Old Town of Edinburgh.  We’ll let you into a wee secret; we’ve looked at the old images and maps so often that we pretty much have a sense of a version of ‘deja vu’ as we wander around the Old Town.  It’s as if we can see many of the long lost buildings.  On one of our tours, it’s our job to try and get a little of that feeling over to you through the use of our images and, more importantly, our descriptions and stories. Take the images to the right.  These are a perfect example of what we do.  The upper image shows the corner of the Ovir Bow and the Lawnmarket as it looks today.  The lower image shows exactly the same angle as it would have looked in around 1855.  Although almost all of the buildings have changed, there’s just enough of the shape of the streets to remind link the two pictures. We actually look at the old building, known as the Bowhead House on our Old Town tour, we’ve got so many stories that we can even tell you a funny one about the peculiar little ‘sticky-outy’ window in the middle of the photo!
West Bow and Lawnmarket Bowhead House Old Candlemaker Row
The street that is inside the walls but was also outside the walls! Candlemaker Row is a street we love here at Historic Edinburgh Tours.  Not only does it have some interesting Old Town buildings today, it was the scene of a story we start one tour with.  It changed dramatically over the centuries and this page will take you back a couple of hundred years to reveal how it looked then.
West Bow Edinburgh
The street that is inside the walls but was also outside the walls! Edinburgh’s Old Town changed a lot between 1860 and 1880.  Extreme poverty in the Old Town meant that many buildings fell into complete disrepair.  We lost many notable buildings during this period, the pretty Bowhead House being one of them.  This page looks at one of the Old Town’s most eyecatching buildings.
Netherbow Edinburgh
Squeezing in the enemy. The Netherbow still exists in Edinburgh today.  It lies next to the John Knox House and marks the end of what was the Old Town of Edinburgh before the seperate burgh of the Canongate started on the other side of St Mary’s Wynd (now St Mary’s Street). This investigation of the area analayses it’s importance as one of Edinburgh’s defences.
COMING SOON
BOOK OLD EDINBURGH TOUR BOOK GREYFRIARS KIRKYARD TOUR
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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