First level 'Old Edinburgh' tour 

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

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​A quick description of your Old Edinburgh activity tour

This outdoor learning experience will immerse your class in the rich history of the Old Town of Edinburgh.


We designed this ‘First Level’ tour of Edinburgh to be appropriate for younger classes.  The historical evidence we will use is engaging for our first level pupils, and the stories we tell are more age-appropriate.

Your guide will come equipped with an assortment of props and an A3 book filled with supporting images and other materials.    We’ve worked hard to give your class a very ‘visual’ tour.

The pupils will be doing 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 acting as detectives as they explore the Old Town.  Active learning, ‘on location’ is to the fore on this tour; there are no paper and pencils needed on this investigation of Old Edinburgh!

Robert designed this Old Town tour; he’s 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.

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.

Your Edinburgh tour guide with a school group (in this case, on a different tour).
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​Some of the learning questions we can answer on this tour

​A short video about your tour around Old Edinburgh

Information about your Old Town tour

Your meeting place for this tour


Your guide will meet you near to this gravestone in Greyfriars Kirkyard.   This sits just inside the main gateway to Greyfriars Kirkyard, next to Greyfriars Bobby's Bar at the top of Candlemaker Row.

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