Earl of Hertford Deacon Brodie

PEOPLE OF THE CANONGATE

Your guided tour of the Canongate and Old Town retraces part of the route of the invading forces of King Henry VIII’s army and his general, the Earl of Hertford.  We’ll go from the Watergate all the way up the Royal Mile to the Mercat Cross, slightly less than the Earl managed, but in a far more enjoyable way. Edinburgh was invaded a few times and you’ll learn a few surprising things about how the capital tried to defend itself.
An invading Englishman
One of the most romantic figures in Scottish history is the ‘Young Pretender’, Prince Charles Edward Stewart - Bonnie Prince Charlie as he’s often known.  We’ll look at his time in Edinburgh in 1745 a few times on this tour, from learning about the importance of Holyrood Palace, seeing where he billeted his officers and we’ll even re-create his surprise attack on the Netherbow Port.
The Young Pretender
Edinburgh’s Jekyll and Hyde
Fire and brimstone?
William Brodie is one of Edinburgh’s best-loved ‘bad boy’ characters.  Numerous books and even a major film have looked at the life of a man often believed to have been an inspiration for Robert Louis Stevenson’s “Jekyll and Hyde”.  This tour takes you right to the heart of Brodie’s crime spree as we see the former Excise Office where his luck finally changed.
The most famous Church of Scotland leader was John Knox, a man inextricably linked to Edinburgh.  He was minister of St Giles, a key political figure in the tragic reign of Mary, Queen of Scots and there’s even a picturesque little building known as the ‘John Knox House.’  We’ll take a look at the building’s exterior and learn about its original owner - a loyal supporter of Mary and a man who even died for her cause.
Bonnie Prince Charlie in Edinburgh John Knox WHAT PLACES WILL I SEE? WHO WILL I LEARN ABOUT? MAIN TOUR PAGE BOOK THIS TOUR BOOK THE CANONGATE TOUR
“Having lived in Edinburgh for nearly 50 years, l visited places that night l had never been before, seen things l hadn't even noticed (despite walking past them on a daily basis) and learnt something about my own city. Go on this at least once, whether you're a local or a visitor to the city, you won't be disappointed.”
Tripadvisor review highlights;
Canongate/Old Town Tour
Advertised Sundays - 2pm-4pm Walking difficulty - ‘Medium’’  - Click for route Language - English Meet at the entrance to the Dynamic Earth Price  £10pp, £8 (conc), £2 Under 16  Click for our Frequently Asked Questions Click for our tour terms and conditions
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Earl of Hertford Deacon Brodie
WHO WILL I LEARN ABOUT?
Your guided tour of the Canongate and Old Town retraces part of the route of the invading forces of King Henry VIII’s army and his general, the Earl of Hertford.  We’ll go from the Watergate all the way up the Royal Mile to the Mercat Cross, slightly less than the Earl managed, but in a far more enjoyable way. Edinburgh was invaded a few times and you’ll learn a few surprising things about how the capital tried to defend itself.
An invading Englishman
One of the most romantic figures in Scottish history is the ‘Young Pretender’, Prince Charles Edward Stewart - Bonnie Prince Charlie as he’s often known.  We’ll look at his time in Edinburgh in 1745 a few times on this tour, from learning about the importance of Holyrood Palace, seeing where he billeted his officers and we’ll even re-create his surprise attack on the Netherbow Port.
The Young Pretender
Edinburgh’s Jekyll and Hyde
Fire and brimstone?
William Brodie is one of Edinburgh’s best-loved ‘bad boy’ characters.  Numerous books and even a major film have looked at the life of a man often believed to have been an inspiration for Robert Louis Stevenson’s “Jekyll and Hyde”.  This tour takes you right to the heart of Brodie’s crime spree as we see the former Excise Office where his luck finally changed.
The most famous Church of Scotland leader was John Knox, a man inextricably linked to Edinburgh.  He was minister of St Giles, a key political figure in the tragic reign of Mary, Queen of Scots and there’s even a picturesque little building known as the ‘John Knox House.’  We’ll take a look at the building’s exterior and learn about its original owner - a loyal supporter of Mary and a man who even died for her cause.
Bonnie Prince Charlie in Edinburgh John Knox BOOK THE CANONGATE TOUR WHAT PLACES WILL I SEE? WHO WILL I LEARN ABOUT? MAIN TOUR PAGE BOOK THIS TOUR Book Canongate Tour
Canongate/Old Town Tour
Tripadvisor review highlights;
“This was one of the highlights of our recent trip to Edinburgh… A really entertaining and informative tour that helped us understand a lot more about Edinburgh and some of the people who once lived there. The stories were told with humour and with so much information, it was definitely great value for money. I would definitely recommend this tour, we had an excellent evening.”
Advertised Sundays - 2pm-4pm Walking difficulty - ‘Medium’’  - Click for route Language - English Meet at the entrance to the Dynamic Earth Price  £10pp, £8 (conc), £2 Under 16  Click for our Frequently Asked Questions Click for our tour terms and conditions
NAVIGATION
SOCIAL
ADDRESS 28/2 Bridge Road Colinton Edinburgh United Kingdom EH13 0LQ
CONTACT Mail: robert@historicedinburghtours.co.uk Phone: 079590026077
Copyright Historic Edinburgh Tours 2017
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