The Old Tolbooth King James in Edinburgh An Edinburgh close Old West Bow
EXPERIENCE ‘OLD’ EDINBURGH
The first part of our tour follows in the footsteps of the pre-wedding procession of King James IV and his wife-to-be Princess Margaret Tudor.  One of the key parts of this route was the West Bow.  Part of this important street still exists, and we’ll retrace it’s original route, pointing out some of the buildings which are still there today, as well as describing some of the famous ones which have long since gone.
THE OLD WEST BOW
This quaint external staircase is in one of the many ‘off-the-beaten’ route places which are often missed by casual visitors to Edinburgh.  We’ll take you into this quiet little courtyard one of the finest 16th-century buildings in the Old Town.  When you come here, you really will be walking in the footsteps of Scottish royalty.
FIT FOR A KING
A LONG LOST PRISON
EDINBURGH’S CLOSES
Be prepared to visit Edinburgh’s long lost prison!  This is, in our opinion, the most interesting of Edinburgh’s lost buildings.  You’ll hear tales about the former Scottish Parliament, the debtor’s prison and the execution platform.  Our descriptions will include eyewitness accounts of life inside the prison as well as the very peculiar and thought-provoking account of the last minutes of Deacon Brodie.  Not only will our images help you imagine this building as it once was, we’ll even let you ponder the smell of this imposing structure! Do you think you’re ready for this…?
Any Edinburgh guided tour has to take you to an old close.  These narrow alleyways were the very +veins of the Old Town, packed with people, businesses, and stories.  We take you to one and explain the living conditions in a typical Old Town close during the late eighteenth century, a time when Old Edinburgh was probably at it’s greatest.  Our stories will make you realise not only what Edinburgh folk went through, but how they used it to create positive social conditions…although by the end of it you’ll appreciate your home plumbing way more than you ever thought possible!
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Old Town of Edinburgh Tour
“It was a great joy to listen to the stories about the Old Town. The visual aids he uses are a perfect addition to them and as you see the 'then and now' you get a better idea of what the Old Town must have been like... I highly recommend this tour because I enjoyed every minute of it.”
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Friday nights  - 7-9pm, Saturday 2pm-4pm Walking difficulty - ‘Medium’ -  Click for route video Language - English Meet inside the entrance to Greyfriars Kirkyard on Candlemaker Row Price  £10pp, £8 (conc), £2 Under 16  Click for our Frequently Asked Questions Click for our tour terms and conditions
The Old Tolbooth King James in Edinburgh An Edinburgh close Old West Bow
EXPERIENCE ‘OLD’ EDINBURGH
The first part of our tour follows in the footsteps of the pre-wedding procession of King James IV and his wife-to-be Princess Margaret Tudor.  One of the key parts of this route was the West Bow.  Part of this important street still exists, and we’ll retrace it’s original route, pointing out some of the buildings which are still there today, as well as describing some of the famous ones which have long since gone.
THE OLD WEST BOW
This quaint external staircase is in one of the many ‘off-the-beaten’ route places which are often missed by casual visitors to Edinburgh.  We’ll take you into this quiet little courtyard one of the finest 16th- century buildings in the Old Town.  When you come here, you really will be walking in the footsteps of Scottish royalty.
FIT FOR A KING
A LONG LOST PRISON
EDINBURGH’S CLOSES
Be prepared to visit Edinburgh’s long lost prison!  This is, in our opinion, the most interesting of Edinburgh’s lost buildings.  You’ll hear tales about the former Scottish Parliament, the debtor’s prison and the execution platform.  Our descriptions will include eyewitness accounts of life inside the prison as well as the very peculiar and thought-provoking account of the last minutes of Deacon Brodie.  Not only will our images help you imagine this building as it once was, we’ll even let you ponder the smell of this imposing structure! Do you think you’re ready for this…?
Any Edinburgh guided tour has to take you to an old close.  These narrow alleyways were the very +veins of the Old Town, packed with people, businesses, and stories.  We take you to one and explain the living conditions in a typical Old Town close during the late eighteenth century, a time when Old Edinburgh was probably at it’s greatest.  Our stories will make you realise not only what Edinburgh folk went through, but how they used it to create positive social conditions…although by the end of it you’ll appreciate your home plumbing way more than you ever thought possible!
BOOK THE OLD TOWN TOUR
WATCH THE VIDEO
WATCH THE VIDEO
Old Edinburgh Tour
Friday nights  - 7-9pm, Saturday 2pm-4pm Walking difficulty - ‘Medium’ - Click for route video Language - English Meet at the entrance to Greyfriars Kirkyard   on Candlemaker Row. Price  £10pp, £8 (conc), £2 Under 16   Click for our Frequently Asked Questions Click for our tour terms and conditions
“It was a great joy to listen to the stories about the Old Town. The visual aids he uses are a perfect addition to them and as you see the 'then and now' you get a better idea of what the Old Town must have been like... I highly recommend this tour because I enjoyed every minute of it..”
Tripadvisor review highlights;
BOOK THE OLD TOWN TOUR
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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