- 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.
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.
Alex Collins is a PhDl student in the History of Art at the University of Edinburgh, where he researches medieval art and architecture.. He studied his MA in Art History and English at the University of St Andrews in 2009, before working in heritage and local government. At the University of Edinburgh, Alex teaches art and architectural history.
Born and raised in Milan, Irene moved to Scotland in 2009. She achieved a PhD in Art History at the University of Edinburgh in 2015. Her doctoral thesis looked at the artistic patronage of the Vespucci family in fifteenth-century Florence. Irene currently works at the University of Edinburgh. She loves art, coffee, yoga, and the sun – not necessarily in this order. Despite her reluctance to sit on planes, she is a travel addict and she hopes to tour the world one day. Edinburgh stole her heart and it is now her home.
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