Second 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 'Second level Old Edinburgh' activity tour

This second level version of our popular schools’ tour of Edinburgh is a great way to bring your class right into the heart of Edinburgh’s historic Old Town.

Your guided walk isn’t an expository tour, although we promise to share some of the classic Old Edinburgh tales with your class!  

Your guide comes equipped with an assortment of props and an A3 book packed with supporting images and other materials.    So we give you a very ‘visual’ tour!

The pupils 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 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!

This tour is easily customised to your class and their specific needs and learning questions.  If you provide us with information on things the class wants to see or discover, we can try to incorporate these on your tour.

£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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A few of the learning questions we can answer on this tour

​A short video about your tour around Old Edinburgh

Information about your tour

Your meeting place for this tour


Your guide will meet you near 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.