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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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A Dynamic Start 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.
SOME GREYFRIARS KIRKYARD TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
Two towns, one fascinating tour! Stories of Kings and Queens, rich and poor, famous and infamous will enthrall you as you walk up the slope of the Royal Mile. Discover what most visitors miss as you experience our 'Capital Story – A tale of the Canongate and Old Edinburgh.' The first part of your tour takes place in the Canongate. Once a separate town, with a distinctly different feel to it, the  Canongate is often missed by most guided tours but is a fundamental part of Edinburgh’s UNESCO World Heritage site.   You'll get plenty of time to experience the history of what is now part of the City of Edinburgh.  Bring a camera with you as you'll certainly want to capture images of some of Edinburgh’s evocative historical buildings.
Heritage and History The Canongate has some of the most atmospheric places in what is now accepted as  ‘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!
Canongate Kirkyard 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.
The John Knox House 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.
ESSENTIAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR CANONGATE/OLD TOWN TOUR
Which day?   Please check our Facebook page for                    the next running of this tour.                    Where?          Meet your guide in the ‘amphitheatre                     of Dynamic Earth.  It finishes on the                     Royal Mile, possibly near to the                     Lawnmarket. Cost?              £10 per person,  £8 concessions,  £2                    children under 16. Accessibility -   The Royal Mile is on a slope upwards and                       we will follow this incline for most of the                      tour.  There will also be some walking on                      (possibly  wet) grass and some                      unpaved tracks.
Your guide will be standing near to this section of grass.
The Young Pretender One of the most romantic figures in Scottish history is the ‘Young Pretender’, Prince Charles Edward Stewart - Bonnie Prince Charlie as he’s often known.  We’ll look at his time in Edinburgh in 1745 a few times on this tour, from learning about the importance of Holyrood Palace, seeing where he billeted his officers, and we’ll even re-create his surprise attack on the Netherbow Port.
Bonnie Prince Charlie in Edinburgh The John Knox House Canongate Kirk White Horse Close Dynamic Earth
“Wow! What a guy, we booked this two hour canongate evening history tour prior to our first visit to Edinburgh after reading his excellent reviews BUT it's even better than first class if that's possible! He still ran this tour even though there was only the two of us, how kind, his enthusiasm, passion for his homeland and knowledge is unbelievable....if our school history lesson had been this interesting we may have gained an A* ! We will certainly be booking Robert again if we're able to return to Edinburgh....the 2 hours 15 minutes went so quickly due to the interesting way he passes the information to you dressed in traditional tartan..... he engages with you so easily you feel he is an old friend ( just not old in years !)...... please do not hesitate, book Robert if you're requiring knowledge of this city bought to life in an easy to understand way. Thanks Robert, please continue your excellent work for all to enjoy. Jo and Gary” Jo B  TripAdvisor review - 20/5/2018
ALL OUR TRIPADVISOR REVIEWS FOR THIS TOUR ARE 5-STAR
““I've never been on a walking tour before, so this was a first for me. This tour was free, but would quite happily pay to do it again. Our guide, Robert was very knowledgeable, both of the area and local history. 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. My only complaint was that it only lasted just under 2 hours, l could've listened to this guy talking all evening. Very enjoyable. Word of warning.....It is a walking tour, so wear comfortable shoes.” Sean B  TripAdvisor review - 2/8/2015
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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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LEGAL
HISTORIC EDINBURGH TOURS Award winning guided tours of Edinburgh
Copyright Historic Edinburgh Tours 2019
A Dynamic Start 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.
SOME GREYFRIARS KIRKYARD TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
Two towns, one fascinating tour! Stories of Kings and Queens, rich and poor, famous and infamous will enthrall you as you walk up the slope of the Royal Mile. Discover what most visitors miss as you experience our 'Capital Story – A tale of the Canongate and Old Edinburgh.' The first part of your tour takes place in the Canongate. Once a separate town, with a distinctly different feel to it, the  Canongate is often missed by most guided tours but is a fundamental part of Edinburgh’s UNESCO World Heritage site.   You'll get plenty of time to experience the history of what is now part of the City of Edinburgh.  Bring a camera with you as you'll certainly want to capture images of some of Edinburgh’s evocative historical buildings.
Heritage and History The Canongate has some of the most atmospheric places in what is now accepted as  ‘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!
Canongate Kirkyard 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.
The John Knox House 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.
ESSENTIAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR CANONGATE/OLD TOWN TOUR
Which day?   Please check our Facebook page for                    the next running of this tour.                    Where?          Meet your guide in the ‘amphitheatre                     of Dynamic Earth.  It finishes on the                     Royal Mile, possibly near to the                     Lawnmarket. Cost?              £10 per person,  £8 concessions,  £2                    children under 16. Accessibility -   The Royal Mile is on a slope upwards and                       we will follow this incline for most of the                      tour.  There will also be some walking on                      (possibly  wet) grass and some                      unpaved tracks.
Your guide will be standing near to this section of grass.
The Young Pretender One of the most romantic figures in Scottish history is the ‘Young Pretender’, Prince Charles Edward Stewart - Bonnie Prince Charlie as he’s often known.  We’ll look at his time in Edinburgh in 1745 a few times on this tour, from learning about the importance of Holyrood Palace, seeing where he billeted his officers, and we’ll even re-create his surprise attack on the Netherbow Port.
Bonnie Prince Charlie in Edinburgh The John Knox House Canongate Kirk White Horse Close Dynamic Earth
“Wow! What a guy, we booked this two hour canongate evening history tour prior to our first visit to Edinburgh after reading his excellent reviews BUT it's even better than first class if that's possible! He still ran this tour even though there was only the two of us, how kind, his enthusiasm, passion for his homeland and knowledge is unbelievable....if our school history lesson had been this interesting we may have gained an A* ! We will certainly be booking Robert again if we're able to return to Edinburgh....the 2 hours 15 minutes went so quickly due to the interesting way he passes the information to you dressed in traditional tartan..... he engages with you so easily you feel he is an old friend ( just not old in years !)...... please do not hesitate, book Robert if you're requiring knowledge of this city bought to life in an easy to understand way. Thanks Robert, please continue your excellent work for all to enjoy. Jo and Gary” Jo B  TripAdvisor review - 20/5/2018
ALL OUR TRIPADVISOR REVIEWS FOR THIS TOUR ARE 5-STAR
““I've never been on a walking tour before, so this was a first for me. This tour was free, but would quite happily pay to do it again. Our guide, Robert was very knowledgeable, both of the area and local history. 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. My only complaint was that it only lasted just under 2 hours, l could've listened to this guy talking all evening. Very enjoyable. Word of warning.....It is a walking tour, so wear comfortable shoes.” Sean B  TripAdvisor review - 2/8/2015
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HISTORIC EDINBURGH TOURS Award winning guided tours of Edinburgh
A Dynamic Start 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.
Two towns, one fascinating tour! Stories of Kings and Queens, rich and poor, famous and infamous will enthrall you as you walk up the slope of the Royal Mile. Discover what most visitors miss as you experience our 'Capital Story – A tale of the Canongate and Old Edinburgh.' The first part of your tour takes place in the Canongate. Once a separate town, with a distinctly different feel to it, the  Canongate is often missed by most guided tours but is a fundamental part of Edinburgh’s UNESCO World Heritage site.   You'll get plenty of time to experience the history of what is now part of the City of Edinburgh.  Bring a camera with you as you'll certainly want to capture images of some of Edinburgh’s evocative historical buildings.
Heritage and History The Canongate has some of the most atmospheric places in what is now accepted as  ‘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!
Canongate Kirkyard 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.
The John Knox House 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.
ESSENTIAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR CANONGATE/OLD TOWN TOUR
Which day?   Please check our Facebook page for                    the next running of this tour.                    Where?          Meet your guide in the ‘amphitheatre                     of Dynamic Earth.  It finishes on the                     Royal Mile, possibly near to the                     Lawnmarket. Cost?              £10 per person,  £8 concessions,  £2                    children under 16. Accessibility -   The Royal Mile is on a slope upwards                        and we will follow this incline for                      most of the tour.  There will also be                       some walking on  (possibly  wet)                      grass and some unpaved tracks.
The Young Pretender One of the most romantic figures in Scottish history is the ‘Young Pretender’, Prince Charles Edward Stewart - Bonnie Prince Charlie as he’s often known.  We’ll look at his time in Edinburgh in 1745 a few times on this tour, from learning about the importance of Holyrood Palace, seeing where he billeted his officers, and we’ll even re-create his surprise attack on the Netherbow Port.
Bonnie Prince Charlie in Edinburgh The John Knox House Canongate Kirk White Horse Close Dynamic Earth
ALL OUR TRIPADVISOR REVIEWS FOR THIS TOUR ARE 5-STAR
ADDRESS 28/2 Bridge Road Colinton Edinburgh United Kingdom EH13 0LQ
CONTACT Mail: robert@historicedinburghtours.co.uk Phone: 079590026077
Copyright Historic Edinburgh Tours 2019
“Wow! What a guy, we booked this two hour canongate evening history tour prior to our first visit to Edinburgh after reading his excellent reviews BUT it's even better than first class if that's possible! He still ran this tour even though there was only the two of us, how kind, his enthusiasm, passion for his homeland and knowledge is unbelievable....if our school history lesson had been this interesting we may have gained an A* ! We will certainly be booking Robert again if we're able to return to Edinburgh....the 2 hours 15 minutes went so quickly due to the interesting way he passes the information to you dressed in traditional tartan..... he engages with you so easily you feel he is an old friend ( just not old in years !)...... please do not hesitate, book Robert if you're requiring knowledge of this city bought to life in an easy to understand way. Thanks Robert, please continue your excellent work for all to enjoy. Jo and Gary” Jo B  TripAdvisor review - 20/5/2018
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