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Architecture Tour of Old Town

    Tour Operator: Cobble Tales     2h 30m     Travel method: Walking     Region: Edinburgh


Build an in-depth understanding of Edinburgh, as your architect-guide brings the city’s history to life through architecture.

Discover how sweeping changes in Old Town fortunes have impacted its changing looks. From a fortress to a timber skyscraper market town, from a cradle of the enlightenment to an overcrowded slum, to a near complete overhaul into a picturesque Victorian fantasy that swept through Edinburgh with such heavy hand that we still have space to build new striking contemporary gems right in the heart of the Old Town!

As we explore the bustling Royal Mile and its charming closes, a handpicked sample of brilliantly restored original buildings from every era will be complemented with recent award-winning architecture such as the (in)famous Scottish Parliament. 


£27 per person
Groups of 8 and larger, contact us for custom offers.


2.5-3 hours

Meeting point

3, Princes street. Tours meet outside the Waverley Mall, outside Costa coffee.

Finish point

Scottish Parliament

What to Bring

Comfortable walking shoes, clothing according to expected weather conditions.

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Please dress for the weather. Comfortable footwear and waterproof clothing/umbrellas are advised as tours go ahead rain or shine.

  Meeting Point Information

3, Princes street. Tours meet outside the Waverley Mall, outside Costa coffee.

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