Deacon Brodie
OUR OLD EDINBURGH CHARACTERS
Your Edinburgh tour is called the ‘Walking in the Footsteps tour’ because that’s exactly what you’ll do!  You'll retrace the footsteps of some truly fascinating historical figures.  We start off by following the route of the pre-wedding procession of Princess Margaret Tudor the day before her marriage to King James IV of Scotland.  This significant link between the crowns of Scotland and England was to have a huge effect on British history. You’ll learn about the crowd’s reaction to the happy couple, what the royals wore and even whether they consummated the marriage on their wedding night (really!)  
THE YOUNG BRIDE
No Edinburgh history tour would be complete without a look at the tragic but event-filled life of its most famous monarch - Mary, Queen of Scots.  On this guided tour you’ll see some of the Old Edinburgh places she knew intimately, from a long-lost palace in which she spent some of her youth to a significant location on her ‘welcome back to Edinburgh’ procession to the scene of her most life-changing event, the place where her second husband was killed.
OUR TRAGIC QUEEN
EDINBURGH’S BAD BOY
SCOTLAND’S  ASSASSINATION
This guy is one of our favourite ‘Old Town’ characters! William Brodie was a skilled and respected cabinet maker and a deacon on the Town Council, but his love of the high life was his downfall.  By day he might have been a respectable businessman and council member, but by night he was a gambler, a womaniser and, laterly, a thief. You’ll discover the Edinburgh he’d have known, from his childhood home to the scene of his death.  We’ll share an eyewitness account of his last moments to help you ponder over one of the biggest Old Edinburgh mysteries…did Brodie cheat his own execution?
America has Dealy Plaza and the Texas School Book Depository -  buildings inextricably linked to the assassination of President Kennedy, Scotland has its own equivalent and, if the University buildings are open for us, you’ll get to explore the site of our nation’s most infamous assassination. We’ll recreate the night of Sunday 9 February 1567.  Our vivid description will help you imagine the mystery of the murder of the second husband of Mary, Queen of Scots. We’ll explain the political background, the relationship issues, the jealousies and the events which led up to the murder of King Henry. 
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“It was a great joy to listen to the stories about the Old Town. The visual aids he uses are a perfect addition to them and as you see the 'then and now' you get a better idea of what the Old Town must have been like... I highly recommend this tour because I enjoyed every minute of it.”
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Friday nights  - 7-9pm, Saturday 2pm-4pm Walking difficulty - ‘Medium’ -  Click for route video Language - English Meet at the entrance to the Kirkyard Price  £10pp, £8 (conc), £2 Under 16  Click for our Frequently Asked Questions Click for our tour terms and conditions
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Deacon Brodie
OUR OLD EDINBURGH CHARACTERS
Your Edinburgh tour is called the ‘Walking in the Footsteps tour’ because that’s exactly what you’ll do!  You'll retrace the footsteps of some truly fascinating historical figures.  We start off by following the route of the pre-wedding procession of Princess Margaret Tudor the day before her marriage to King James IV of Scotland.  This significant link between the crowns of Scotland and England was to have a huge effect on British history. You’ll learn about the crowd’s reaction to the happy couple, what the royals wore and even whether they consummated the marriage on their wedding night (really!)  
THE YOUNG BRIDE
No Edinburgh history tour would be complete without a look at the tragic but event-filled life of its most famous monarch - Mary, Queen of Scots.  On this guided tour you’ll see some of the Old Edinburgh places she knew intimately, from a long-lost palace in which she spent some of her youth to a significant location on her ‘welcome back to Edinburgh’ procession to the scene of her most life-changing event, the place where her second husband was killed.
OUR TRAGIC QUEEN
EDINBURGH’S BAD BOY
SCOTLAND’S ASSASSINATION
This guy is one of our favourite ‘Old Town’ characters! William Brodie was a skilled and respected cabinet maker and a deacon on the Town Council, but his love of the high life was his downfall.  By day he might have been a respectable businessman and council member, but by night he was a gambler, a womaniser and, laterly, a thief. You’ll discover the Edinburgh he’d have known, from his childhood home to the scene of his death.  We’ll share an eyewitness account of his last moments to help you ponder over one of the biggest Old Edinburgh mysteries…did Brodie cheat his own execution?
America has Dealy Plaza and the Texas School Book Depository -  buildings inextricably linked to the assassination of President Kennedy, Scotland has its own equivalent and, if the University buildings are open for us, you’ll get to explore the site of our nation’s most infamous assassination. We’ll recreate the night of Sunday 9 February 1567.  Our vivid description will help you imagine the mystery of the murder of the second husband of Mary, Queen of Scots. We’ll explain the political background, the relationship issues, the jealousies and the events which led up to the murder of King Henry. 
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Old Edinburgh Tour
Friday nights  - 7-9pm, Saturday 2pm-4pm Walking difficulty - ‘Medium’ -                                      Click for route video Language - English Meet at the entrance to the Kirkyard Price  £10pp, £8 (conc), £2 Under 16  Click for our Frequently Asked Questions Click for our tour terms and conditions
“It was a great joy to listen to the stories about the Old Town. The visual aids he uses are a perfect addition to them and as you see the 'then and now' you get a better idea of what the Old Town must have been like... I highly recommend this tour because I enjoyed every minute of it..”
Tripadvisor review highlights;
BOOK THE OLD TOWN TOUR
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ADDRESS 28/2 Bridge Road Colinton Edinburgh United Kingdom EH13 0LQ
CONTACT Mail: robert@historicedinburghtours.co.uk Phone: 079590026077
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