An Old Edinburgh school tour with our teacher/tour guide!

Tours for schools

Take your learning outdoors with our teacher-designed and led Old Edinburgh activity tours

five star rated tour of Edinburgh

5 star rated on Tripadvisor

2017 Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence for Historic Edinburgh Tours
We were winners in Edinburgh of a Traveller's Choice award in 2020
2018 Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence winners - Historic Edinburgh Tours

Take your learning outdoors with our teacher-designed and led activity tours

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Edinburgh was the stage for many fascinating episodes in Scotland’s history.    Your guide, Robert, will take your classes on a carefully planned exploration of places directly linked to the project your class is undertaking.  He’s a primary school teacher with over twenty-four years of classroom teaching experience.

 

Robert will use various props, A3 pictures and evidence sheets with your class, encouraging your pupils to use the evidence to make assumptions about the past. 

There’s nothing quite as motivating as learning about history at the very places in which it happened.  Our images and laminated sheets will help your pupils understand how your tour area has changed over time.  We’re expert storytellers and will immerse your pupils in the lives of the people who once lived here.   Images, props, and historical evidence are all used to give your class a clear understanding of the past.

Come with us as we explore Edinburgh’s history!

A wee video about our tours for schools

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June 7, 2022

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What have teachers said about our Edinburgh history tours for schools?

Choose from our range of school activity tours of Edinburgh

Our most popular prop...

Our most popular prop...

Our fake 'poo' is the prop which gets the most comments!

It's not all about listening to Robert!

It's not all about listening to Robert!

Waiting for a 'think, pair, share' moment to conclude on our Victorian Edinburgh tour.

Testing thumbscrews in Greyfriars Kirkyard.

Testing thumbscrews in Greyfriars Kirkyard.

We use props in all of our tours.

The Tolbooth.

The Tolbooth.

Recreating the Tolbooth Prison in Parliament Square.

The Flodden Wall.

The Flodden Wall.

Taking a close look at Edinburgh's defences on our Bonnie Prince Charlie in Edinburgh tour.

Recreating the prison.

Recreating the prison.

If it's quiet, we'll recreate the Tolbooth Prison on our First and Second Level Old Edinburgh tours.

St Mary's Street.

St Mary's Street.

Comparing an old map to today's street.

Comparing Victoria Street with the old West Bow.

Comparing Victoria Street with the old West Bow.

We use archive images and documents on all of our tours.

Happy faces in Greyfriars Kirkyard!

Happy faces in Greyfriars Kirkyard!

Studying old Edinburgh IN old Edinburgh!

Our teacher-guide 'in action' on our tours for schools!