- 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.
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 Edinburgh in 2009 where she obtained her MSc in 2010 and PhD in 2015. She specialised in Italian Renaissance Art and her doctoral thesis looked at the artistic patronage of the Vespucci family in fifteenth-century Florence. She was an intern at the Queen’s Gallery at the Palace of Holyroodhouse and collaborated with the Education Department of the National Galleries of Scotland. Irene currently teaches History of Art 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 second home.
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