Your Jacobites in Edinburgh tour at a glance.
“Our P6s have loved their Jacobite tours and we’ve also had Old Edinburgh tours and Craigmillar Castle tours from Robert. I bumped into a parent helper the other day who was very impressed too - said *he* learned a lot” J.Wilson - Class Teacher

YOUR SECOND LEVEL JACOBITES AND HANOVERIANS IN EDINBURGH TOUR

USE EVIDENCE TO DISCOVER OUR CITY’S STORY

Please email robert@historicedinburghtours.co.uk

to discuss your tour requirements

Just some of the learning questions answered on our Bonnie Prince Charlie in Edinburgh tour

BONNIE PRINCE

CHARLIE’S

EDINBURGH

TOUR

Welcome to Old Edinburgh! This outdoor learning experience will immerse your class in the history of one of the most incredible periods in Edinburgh’s history - the Jacobite occupation of 1745. Your tour isn’t an expository lecture, although we promise that we have some excellent stories to share with your class! Your guide comes equipped with an assortment of props and an A3 book of supporting images and other materials. We love this very ‘visual’ tour. The class will be doing a lot of individual and partner work using a variety of different sources of evidence. We will use old maps, ‘then and now’ images and much more to get your pupils in role as history detectives. Throughout this tour, your class will follow in the footsteps of Prince Charles Edward Stewart, his Hanoverian rivals, their armies, Flora MacDonald and many more. These men and women did some incredible things on the very streets your pupils will explore. This 1745 experience was designed by Robert, the same person who will lead your class around the Old Town. He’s a teacher himself and will use all of his 20+ year teaching experience to engage with your pupils.
Important information for the class teacher
Please contact us so that we can discuss your castle tour requirements. Email us at; robert@historicedinburghtours.co.uk You can also call/text us on; 07590 026 077

Please contact us so that we can discuss your castle tour requirements.

Email us at; robert@historicedinburghtours.co.uk

You can also call/text us on; 07590 026 077

Duncan Forbes of Culloden. Prince Charles himself.

“What role did Edinburgh’s women take

during the Jacobite occupation?”

We’re delighted to be able to use stories of some of the women and girls who played important roles in the 1745. We’ll even learn how lady’s fashion saved the life of a Jacobite supporter’s partner in 1746! When we stand at the site of the old Mercat Cross, we will use an eyewitness account from a young girl who came from a Hanoverian family. Her detailed account of the scene here will help us imagine one of the most symbolic moments of the entire rebellion!

“Did the people of Edinburgh support

the Jacobites or the Hanoverians?”

The Jacobite Rebellion of 1745 was a very complex affair, with Scots supporting both sides of the struggle. Edinburgh had many ardent Hanoverians - such as the former Lord Provost, George Drummond. The capital also had equally staunch Jacobite supporters. The arrival of a young prince, and his army, was an exciting event for Edinburhg’s people. This tour looks at stories from both sides of the divide. We also learn about a third group; the people who cheered for both sides, but who didn’t fight for them. This tour captures the emotions of this period.
Map of Edinburgh in 1742.

“What was Edinburgh like in 1745?”

Edinburgh’s Old Town was a fascinating place in 1745. The New Town hadn’t yet been built, and thousands of people were crammed inside city limts, much of which had been defined by the archaic Flodden Wall. Scotland’s capital city was about to be centre stage to one of the most famous events in her history; the Jacobite Occupation of 1745. Your class will walk the very streets known to Prince Charles Edward Stewart, his Jacobites and their rivals. We’ll learn about Edinburgh locations which played a role in the events which gripped Britain in the late summer of 1745.

“What historical events and actions

took place in Edinburgh during the

1745 occupation?”

The Jacobite rebellion was not limited to the Old Town of Edinburgh, but Scotland’s capital city did see some incredibly important scenes. Your class will visit the site of the ‘attack’ on Edinburgh, they’ll learn about the important proclamations made by the Jacobite army when in Edinburgh, they’ll find out about the fighting which took place on the city’s streets and they’ll visit the site of the symbolic end of Charlie’s rebellion.

“What happened after the Jacobites left

Edinburgh?”

‘Bonnie Prince Charlie’ stayed in the Palace of Holyroodhouse, a few weeks later his bed was used by the Duke of Cumberland. Although we don’t visit Holyrood, we will learn about the day when the Duke of Cumberland left Edinburgh to join his army. Your class will also find out what actions the Hanoverians carried out, and your class will learn of the displeasure Cumberland felt towards the people of Edinburgh. His plans to punish Edinburgh were quite interesting!
The Duke of Cumberland.

“Who were the important people in

Edinburgh during the 1745 Rebellion?”

Your class will learn about Prince Charles Edward Stewart at some of the very locations he’d have visited in Edinburgh. We’ll also learn about the Duke of Cumberland, the commander of the Government forces at the Battle of Culloden. Other important people feature on your tour, such as Archibald Stewart, Lord Provost of Edinburgh, George Drummond, a previous Lord Provost, Flora MacDonald and the loyal Jacobite Isabella Lumsden. These characters provide so many fascinating stories about this turbulent time in Scotland’s history.
Flora Macdonald.
Wet weather information This tour is an ‘outside’ tour, and there are no areas where we can shelter out of the rain. We do realise that a wet and windy day probably isn’t going make for positive memories! We’re pretty flexible and will happily reschedule your date. There’s no extra cost for this. We realise this is useful if you are travelling on foot or using public transport. If you have organised transport, then please know that, whatever the weather, we will be there for you! If you’d like to reschedule your tour, please let us know by 8.30 am on the morning of your tour. My mobile number is 07590 026 077.
Accessibility information Although pupils won’t be walking for the full two hour duration of this tour, there are limited places where we can offer rest areas. We’ve put together a page which will highlight some relevant accessibility issues which occur on this tour route. We will try to alter the tour if needed. There are limited options for this, however. Sadly, the Old Town is hilly and not brilliantly paved. All our tour routes cross at pedestrian crossings, and any alternative solutions might include streets which don’t have proper crossing areas. We’ve put together an accessibility information sheet with some information for your risk assessment print-out. You can access these here.
Risk assessment Risk assessment is something which your governing body will legally need you to carry out and, as such, we can only offer some suggestions and recommendations for your paperwork. While we can’t offer these as your official risk assessment, please click here to download our suggested risk assessment information and our route instructions. We’ve put together an accessibility information sheet with some information for your risk assessment print-out. You can access these here.
Toilets and added value to your tour (!) We’ve got no ‘toilet’ stops on our tour, but you are welcome to ask the Museum of Scotland if you can use theirs. Most of our schools' tours of Edinburgh start just across the road from there. You may also want to book a teacher-led guided tour/exploration of the Museum of Scotland. This is free. They also offer a series of paid workshops. Booking something either of these options will allow you to ask for the use of their lunchroom. We also recommend checking out the educational workshops at Riddle’s Court. These come with a cost. A lunchroom is sometimes available.
The Mercat Cross during the Jacobite Occupation of 1745. CLICK HERE FOR A DETAILED ITINERARY          OF THIS GUIDED ACTIVITY TOUR
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Please contact us so that we can discuss your castle

tour requirements.

Email us at; robert@historicedinburghtours.co.uk

You can also call/text us on; 07590 026 077

“Our P6s have loved their Jacobite tours and we’ve also had Old Edinburgh tours and Craigmillar Castle tours from Robert. I bumped into a parent helper the other day who was very impressed too - said *he* learned a lot” J.Wilson - Class Teacher

Please email robert@historicedinburghtours.co.uk

to discuss your tour requirements

Just some of the learning questions answered on our Bonnie Prince Charlie in Edinburgh tour

“What role did Edinburgh’s women take

during the Jacobite occupation?”

We’re delighted to be able to use stories of some of the women and girls who played important roles in the 1745. We’ll even learn how ladie’s fashion saved the life of a Jacobite supporter’s partner in 1746! When we stand at the site of the old Mercat Cross, we will use an eyewitness account from a young girl who came from a Hanoverian family. Her detailed account of the scene here will help us imagine one of the most symbolic moments of the entire rebellion!

“Did the people of Edinburgh support the

Jacobites or the Hanoverians?”

The Jacobite Rebellion of 1745 was a very complex affair, with Scots supporting both sides of the struggle. Edinburgh had many ardent Hanoverians - such as the former Lord Provost, George Drummond. The capital also had equally stanch Jacobite supporters. The arrival of a young prince, and his army, was an exciting event for Edinburhg’s people. This tour looks at stories from both sides of the divide. We also learn about a third group; the people who cheered for both sides, but who didn’t fight for them. This tour captures the emotions of this period.

“What was Edinburgh like in 1745?”

Edinburgh’s Old Town was a fascinating place in 1745. The New Town hadn’t yet been built, and thousands of people were crammed inside city limts, much of which had been defined by the archaic Flodden Wall. Scotland’s capital city was about to be centre stage forone of the most famous events in her history; the Jacobite Occupation of 1745. Your class will walk the very streets known to Prince Charles Edward Stewart, his Jacobites and their rivals. We’ll learn about Edinburgh locations which played a role in the events which gripped Britain in the late summer of 1745.

“What historical events and actions took

place in Edinburgh during the 1745

occupation?”

The Jacobite rebellion was not limited to the Old Town of Edinburgh, but Scotland’s capital city did see some incredibly important scenes. Your class will visit the site of the ‘attack’ on Edinburgh, they’ll learn about the important proclamations made by the Jacobite army when in Edinburgh, they’ll find out about the fighting which took place on the city’s streets and they’ll visit the site of the symbolic end of Charlie’s rebellion.

“What happened after the Jacobites left

Edinburgh?”

‘Bonnie Prince Charlie’ stayed in the Palace of Holyroodhouse, a few weeks later his bed was used by the Duke of Cumberland. Although we don’t visit Holyrood, we will learn about the day when the Duke of Cumberland left Edinburgh to join his army. Your class will also find out what actions the Hanoverians carried out, and your class will learn of the displeasure Cumberland felt towards the people of Edinburgh. His plans to punish Edinburgh were quite interesting!
Important information for the class teacher

“Who were the important people in

Edinburgh during the 1745 Rebellion?”

Your class will learn about Prince Charles Edward Stewart at some of the very locations he’d have visited in Edinburgh. We’ll also learn about the Duke of Cumberland, the commander of the Government forces at the Battle of Culloden. Other important people feature on your tour, such as Archibald Stewart, Lord Provost of Edinburgh, George Drummond, a previous Lord Provost, Flora MacDonald and the staunch Jacobite Isabella Lumsden. These characters provide so many fascinating stories about this turbulent time in Scotland’s history.
Wet weather information This tour is an ‘outside’ tour, and there are no areas where we can shelter out of the rain. We do realise that a wet and windy day probably isn’t going make for positive memories! We’re pretty flexible and will happily reschedule your date. There’s no extra cost for this. We realise this is useful if you are travelling on foot or using public transport. If you have organised transport, then please know that, whatever the weather, we will be there for you! If you’d like to reschedule your tour, please let us know by 8.30 am on the morning of your tour. My mobile number is 07590 026 077.
Accessibility information Although pupils won’t be walking for the full two hour duration of this tour, there are limited places where we can offer rest areas. We’ve put together a page which will highlight some relevant accessibility issues which occur on this tour route. We will try to alter the tour if needed. There are limited options for this, however. Sadly, the Old Town is hilly and not brilliantly paved. All our tour routes cross at pedestrian crossings, and any alternative solutions might include streets which don’t have proper crossing areas. We’ve put together an accessibility information sheet with some information for your risk assessment print-out. You can access these here.
Risk assessment Risk assessment is something which your governing body will legally need you to carry out and, as such, we can only offer some suggestions and recommendations for your paperwork. While we can’t offer these as your official risk assessment, please click here to download our suggested risk assessment information and our route instructions. We’ve put together an accessibility information sheet with some information for your risk assessment print-out. You can access these here.
Risk assessment Risk assessment is something which your governing body will legally need you to carry out and, as such, we can only offer some suggestions and recommendations for your paperwork. While we can’t offer these as your official risk assessment, please click here to download our suggested risk assessment information and our route instructions. We’ve put together an accessibility information sheet with some information for your risk assessment print-out. You can access these here.

Please contact us so that we can discuss your castle

tour requirements.

Email us at; robert@historicedinburghtours.co.uk

You can also call/text us on; 07590 026 077

BONNIE PRINCE

CHARLIE’S

EDINBURGH TOUR

Victorian Edinburgh tour CLICK HERE FOR A DETAILED ITINERARY       FOR THIS SCHOOL ACTIVITY TOUR Your Jacobites in Edinburgh tour at a glance.
Welcome to Old Edinburgh! This outdoor learning experience will immerse your class in the history of one of the most incredible periods in Edinburgh’s history - the Jacobite occupation of 1745. Your tour isn’t an expository lecture, although we promise that we have some excellent stories to share with your class! Your guide comes equipped with an assortment of props and an A3 book of supporting images and other materials. We love this very ‘visual’ tour. The class will be doing a lot of individual and partner work using a variety of different sources of evidence. We will use old maps, ‘then and now’ images and much more to get your pupils in role as history detectives. Throughout this tour, your class will follow in the footsteps of Prince Charles Edward Stewart, his Hanoverian rivals, their armies, Flora MacDonald and many more. These men and women did some incredible things on the very streets your pupils will explore. This 1745 experience was designed by Robert, the same person who will lead your class around the Old Town. He’s a teacher himself and will use all of his 20+ year teaching experience to engage with your pupils.

WHAT CAN WE EXPECT ON THIS TOUR?

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YOUR SECOND LEVEL BONNIE PRINCE

CHARLIE’S EDINBURGH TOUR

BOOK  NOW
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