- Royal Mile
- Palace of Holyroodhouse
- Holyrood Park
- Conongate Kirk
- Conongate Tolbooth
- Flodden Wall
- The Netherbow Port
- 3 hours with a PhD or MA-level guide
Generally speaking, the walk begins near the National Museum of Scotland area. Your confirmation email will have the exact meeting point details along with a map, and 24 hour phone number for any last minute issues. The walk typically ends near Netherbow Port.
Yes! We have some excellent family friendly guides who can appeal to the learning styles of children. Feel free to provide us with information about your children such as favorite school subjects, and hobbies. This way we can match you with the best possible guide.
This walk covers about 1 mile overall at a gentle pace. There are occasional opportunities to sit, use the bathroom, and get something to drink if needed.
You'll see Edinburgh Castle from the exterior, but the tour does not include an interior visit. An interior visit can be added to a private tour for an additional 2 hours, or can be arranged as a separate private tour on a custom basis.
Educated in modern languages at Bristol and Oxford, Maggie subsequently received an MA from Edinburgh. Before becoming a professional Scottish tour guide she taught, mainly literature, in a variety of educational establishments in England and Scotland. Additionally, she has organized voluntary work placements in Romania and Hungary. She has lived in Edinburgh for most of her life and is very familiar with its history, architecture, and art. Through her family she has close associations with museums and galleries, and enjoys showing guests around this wonderful city full of architectural detail, mysterious medieval passageways, and glorious vistas.
Alice was born and raised in Edinburgh against the backdrop of Edinburgh Castle and Arthur's Seat. A member of the Scottish Tourist Guides Association, she gained her Blue Badge following training through the Association and the University of Edinburgh. Her main interests are Scottish history and literature. She also remains a practicing registered nurse.
Following a degree in modern languages from the University of Glasgow, Andrew spent many years as a teacher. He has experience with both children and adults, working in as varied environments as prestigious day schools, colleges, and Her Majesty's Prisons. He has traveled widely in Europe, spending a number of years working in Austria. Andrew holds the Blue Badge tourist guide credential for Edinburgh, and has a special interest in the interplay of religious and cultural history, both in Scotland and the wider world.
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