Second level Bonnie Prince Charlie's Edinburgh tour 

Take your learning into the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town.  Your class will use archive images and maps as they explore the city as it was in 1745 on this teacher-designed and led tour

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Bonnie Prince Charlie's Edinburgh - a quick description of your tour

Welcome to Old Edinburgh!  This outdoor learning experience will immerse your class in the history of one of the most incredible periods in Edinburgh’s history - the Jacobite occupation of 1745.

Your tour isn’t an expository lecture, although we promise that we have some excellent stories to share with your class!

Your guide comes equipped with an assortment of props and an A3 book full of supporting images and other materials.    We love this very ‘visual’ tour.

The class will be doing a lot of individual and partner work using various sources of evidence.  We will use old maps, ‘then and now’ images and much more to get your pupils in the role of history detectives. 

Throughout this tour, your class will follow in the footsteps of Prince Charles Edward Stewart, his Hanoverian rivals, their armies, Flora MacDonald and many more.  These men and women did some incredible things on the very streets your pupils will explore.  

This 1745 experience was designed by Robert, the same person who will lead your class around the Old Town.  He’s a teacher himself and will use all of his 20+ year teaching experience to engage with your pupils.


£3 per pupil.  

No cost for adults.

Tour lasts for an hour and a half to two hours (depending upon your requirements).

Maximum of 36 people allowed with me in Greyfriars Kirkyard.

We can ‘dovetail’ your tour times (and finish location) around any workshops you have booked at Edinburgh Castle, Riddle’s Court or the Museum of Scotland.

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​Some of the learning questions we can answer on this tour

​A short video about your Bonnie Prince Charlie tour

Information about this tour

Your meeting place for this tour

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Your guide will meet you on the front steps of the Museum of Scotland.  The Museum of Scotland is close to many bus routes.

Google Maps can't show the exact location, but the approximate one is shown here.