EDINBURGH - CAPITAL CITY OF SCOTLAND

and UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE

Make your walks around the beautiful and historic city of Edinburgh a richer experience with the services of an experienced STGA qualified tourist guide.

Born and bred in the city, I can help you make the most of your time here by taking you to the sights you want to see, brought to life with stories of past and present.

The historic city of Edinburgh is perfect for a walking tour. As a Blue Badge Guide and accredited member of the Scottish Tourist Guides Association, I wil tell you Scotland's story through the well known sites in the medieval Old Town and elegant New Town. I'll also show you some of the less well known locations with plenty of surprises along the way.

Or, if you are unfamiliar with the city and just don't know where to start, I can tailor your walking tour of Edinburgh to the places of interest that appeal most to you.

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Old Town

Enter a Castle or a Palace, a Cathedral or a Parliament Hall and find yourself immersed in Scotland`s history.   On Edinburgh`s famous Royal Mile, absorb centuries of tragic monarchy and regicide, religious upheaval and reformation, passionate politics and a controversial Union.  A thoroughfare for great ceremonial processions or a place of execution.

St Giles Cathedral
Walk down the “closes” once home to the 18th century taverns where the great men of science and the arts met to debate their disciplines and form their Societies during the Scottish Enlightenment.
Advocate's Close, Royal Mile

 

Visit the architecturally controversial 21st century Scottish Parliament and witness the parliamentary business at this momentous period in Scotland`s political history.

 

Scottish Parliament

New Town

Cross a bridge over a valley  and walk the spacious and elegant streets of one of the best examples of 18th century European town planning - Edinburgh`s New Town.   The Georgian architecture in golden sandstone, interspersed with green spaces, bears  street names which symbolized a new United Kingdom and became the home of many of Edinburgh`s great institutions.  An area too of literary landmarks, it is also where you will find our National Galleries. 


New Town Architecture

History of Medicine in Edinburgh


The city was a centre of excellence for medical training in the 18th/19th centuries but the origins of the Royal College of Surgeons and the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh go back much further. For centuries surgeon barbers, physicians and apothecaries practised their trade - not always in harmony or legally. In the midst of all that excellence were slandering surgeons, litigating physicians, flagrant nepotism, bodysnatching and murder with no questions
asked !


 

Royal College of Physicians

Rainy Day Edinburgh

A Walking Tour of Edinburgh city centre visiting indoor locations to give a flavour
of Scotland`s history, religion, literature and art.
Edinburgh New Town National Art Gallery Edinburgh Castle Lady Stairs House and Writers Museum National Museum of Scotland

 

 

 

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