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Art Walking Tour in Georgian Edinburgh

Your Guru: Brian
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5.0
6 ratings
  • Edinburgh
  • Available in English
  • 2h

About the Guru

Hello, my name is Brian and I've been guiding in Edinburgh, Scotland and London for 15 years and very much enjoy showing this fabulous city of Edinburgh to the world. I spent 11 years working at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Queens Official Residence in Scotland, before studying in London for a year to gain a Special Diploma in Tour Guiding. Today, my focus is on Edinbur... More

Hello, my name is Brian and I've been guiding in Edinburgh, Scotland and London for 15 years and very much enjoy showing this fabulous city of Edinburgh to the world. I spent 11 years working at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Queens Official Residence in Scotland, before studying in London for a year to gain a Special Diploma in Tour Guiding. Today, my focus is on Edinburgh and Scotland and I love learning more about this beautiful city and country.

About the Tour

This tour is dedicated to the art of Edinburgh, as there is a general lack of walking tours in the city and I wanted to provide a tour on one side of Edinburgh that is ignored by other tours.

You should book this tour as it is very different from anything else you might experience in Edinburgh.

The walking tour includes a number of different sites in Edinburgh's 18th / 19th century New Town:

  • Robert Adam's Charlotte Square. 
  • The site of one of the few Scottish performances of Fryderyk Chopin. 
  • The Scottish novelist, Sir Walter Scott's house (no entry) and the story of his positive and negative life. 
  • George Street Meeting Rooms. A Georgian ballroom and a place where many famous authors have spoken. 
  • Statue of Allan Ramsay. Writer of opera, poetry and theater champion in Edinburgh. 
  • The Sir Walter Scott Monument and the David Livingstone Monument, both examples of Amelia Robertson Hill's sculptural work. An example of female sculpture in Victorian Scotland. 
  • The Scottish National Portrait Gallery (no entry). 
  • Waverley gate and the history of an 18th / 19th century theater with royal ties. 


The tour includes my guide fees. Anything else like food, drink, etc. It is not included in the price. I would advise those attending to wear appropriate clothing for the weather and to bring an umbrella.

Meeting point: Open in Google Maps

How to find me: I'll be at 8 Charlotte Square, with glasses and an umbrella in hand.

Frequently asked questions

Accessibility:
The tour is not suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Large groups:
Large group bookings are accepted. The maximum number of attendees per booking is 20 people.
Minimum of attendees:
No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour to take place.
Pets:
The tour is pet-friendly.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.

What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

Tour opinions (6)

5.0
By category
Professionalism
5.0
Fun
4.67
Expression
4.67
Quality
4.67
Route
4.83
Sytze
30 Apr 2022
Verified booking
Travelled in couple - Apr 2022

Brian led us around Edinburgh for two hours and showed us various interesting things we would not have stumbled upon by ourselves. He also recommended places we should aim to visit during the rest of our stay. We recommend to take the tour if you would like to be informed from someone who really knows the place!

Anna
02 Apr 2022 Amsterdam
Verified booking
Travelled alone - Mar 2022

Pleasant walk with a pleasant company. Relaxed friendly atmosphere. Interesting information

Barbara
06 Feb 2022 Manchester
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Travelled in couple - Feb 2022

Bryan was a great guide. Knowledgeable about the subject and easy to talk to. Would recommend

Response from Brian
Thankyou very much for this review. Great to show you both round. Lovely to hear your feedback.
Hung
17 Oct 2021 Taipei City
Verified booking
Travelled in couple - Oct 2021

We really enjoyed our tour with Brian! We appreciated his passion for the city and learned so many things. We also got some very nice recommendation for local pubs (and deep fried mars bar) !!

Response from Brian
Thankyou very much for this wonderful review. I loved showing you around Edinburgh and spending the afternoon with you. If you're in Edinburgh in the future, feel free to book. It would be a pleasure.
Jessie
22 Aug 2021 London
Verified booking
Travelled in couple - Aug 2021

Brian is one of the best walking guides I’ve ever met (I’d joined walking tours almost in every city I’ve travelled to), he knows a lot about Edinburgh, the changes the city has gone through. I was expecting the art walking tour would be a bit boring to be honest, but it turned out to be extremely fun and both myself and my partner really enjoyed it.

What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!