Auld Reekie, wale o' ilka toun" - Robert Fergusson
Edinburgh, what a town. As many writers have through the ages stated, Edinburgh is special. I am proud to have been born and brought up here and to have worked on its streets for over thirty years. I know it back to front...even parts of Leith.
If you're planning a visit let me walk you through the streets where I can regale you with tales of times gone by, point out interesting and exciting landmarks and give you a flavour of what living here is like now, and was in the past.
The Old Town, medieval construction, cobbled streets and closes, history everywhere. Deacon Brodie, Burke & Hare, Robert Fergusson, hopefully you can meet them all.
The New Town, streets carefully planned, buildings grandly constructed, the jewel of Georgian Europe.
To "get" Edinburgh it's worth visiting both, to see where the towns started, to understand why people moved between them and to see the differing sites of both.
I am currently running walking tours of Edinburgh concentrating on the Old Town, the New Town or a combination of both. I'd recommend 3-4 hours for each tour though can discuss shorter or longer walks.
Edinburgh is a great city for walking, once you've got to the Castle it's all down hill so I prefer my tours to start from there. I am okay with groups of up to twelve, in our crowded streets greater numbers can be problematic but not impossible.
I can tailor my tour to your specifications so please get in touch for pricing and availability.