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Secrets of Edinburgh's Old Town
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.
Hello to you all. My name is Brian and I welcome you to Edinburgh, Scotland's capital. I would like to introduce and show you the Secrets of Edinburgh's Old Town!!! The big companies will show you the normal subjects. Castle, Church, Palace. I will take you underneath what you see and tell you of an Edinburgh of the past that barely gets talked about.
What is in this walking tour?
- The site of the Palace of Mary, Queen of Scot's mother
- The Scottish Jane Austen
- The hospital of one of Scotland's first female doctors.
- The home of modern Jewish Edinburgh.
- The inspiration of Robert Louis Stevenson's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and an ALOT MORE!!!!
The tour ends just off the Royal Mile, minutes from attractions such as Edinburgh Castle, St. Giles Cathedral, and King Charles Palace of Holyroodhouse.
Come to Edinburgh, and enjoy the big sites but after this tour walk away with enjoyment and knowledge of much more that will make you want to come back again and enjoy this city.
What will we visit on this tour?
Meeting point:Parliament Square, Edinburgh EH1 1RF, UKParliament Square, Edinburgh EH1 1RF, UK
I will be outside the Cafe Nero coffee shop next to St Giles Church in the centre of the Royal Mile looking forward to meeting you for our tour.
1Outside visit1 Parliament Square
This is our meeting place. It is on The Royal Mile, right in the centre of Edinburgh. The actual meeting area is next to St Giles Church outside a Cafe Nero coffee shop. I'll be in jeans, green Dr Marten boots and with a black umbrella.
2Outside visitHeart of Midlothian Mosaic
This is where we'll discover Edinburgh's old Tolbooth. We'll discover why it was so hated and the strange tradition local people carry out today.
3Outside visitLady Stair's Close
In Lady Stair's Close, a small street off Edinburgh's Royal Mile we'll discover Edinburgh's literary side and The Writers Museum which represents three of Scotlands writers: Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott and Robert Louis Stevenson. We also find out about one of Scotland's under-represented writers - Susan Ferrier. Scotlands version of the English writer, Jane Austen.
The Cowgate is an area hidden away from the main tourist route and we will discover this fascinating street with links about things as varied from Irish revolutionaries and live music venues for some of the biggest rock bands from the past.
5Outside visitBishop's Close
This is the story of how the Jewish community in Edinburgh grew from a seemingly small, insignificant street off Edinburgh's Royal Mile.
How much does this tour cost?
Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).
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