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Edinburgh New Town Tour
  • English
  • 2.5 hours

Travel back to the 18th century on this tour of the Edinburgh New Town, taking in the majestic sights declared UNESCO World Heritage.

Itinerary

Leaving from the central Royal Mile, we'll walk to the Edinburgh New Town. Despite its name, this area of town, (which, by the way, has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site) was constructed between 1765 and 1850. This period is known for the advances made in various fields by famous Scots such as Alexander Graham Bell (known as the inventor of the telephone), Adam Smith (the father of modern economics) and James Watt (engineer central to the industrial revolution).

Next to the monument to Walter Scott (one of the greatest Scottish writers) we will remember how he was one of the main instigators of the visit of King George V to the city, a royal reception which changed the face of the city forever...

The Scott Monument can be found in the middle of Princess Street, one of the axes of Edinburgh's new city. In this area known as 'The Mound' you will be able to see a number of neoclassical buildings such as the Scottish National Gallery.

El monumento a Scott se encuentra en plena Princess Street, uno de los ejes de la Ciudad Nueva de Edimburgo. En esta zona se localiza el llamado “The Mound”, un área donde observaremos edificios neoclásicos como el de la Galería Nacional de Escocia.

Next to this gallery extend the Princess Street Gardens, a delightful green area, and while we pass through these gardens we will reveal some of the unusual stories from the period in which this part of the New Town flourished. During this period various secret societies were created, and their legacies are still much more perceptible than you might think...

The tour finishes discovering one of the best kept secrets of the Princess Street Gardens: the Ross Fountain. What hidden messages are hidden in the figures represented on this beautiful ornamental fountain?

Price

Adults Accredited Students Children under 13
English Language Tour
$ 20
$ 19
$ 19

English Language Tour

  • Adults

    $ 20
  • Accredited Students

    $ 19
  • Children under 13

    $ 19

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Duration

2.5 hours.

Language English

The tour is exclusively in English.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

If there are still places available, you can book until the previous day (local time in Edinburgh).

Ticket

Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

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Accessibility

No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

$ 20
No hidden fees or surcharges
We currently don’t have any scheduled dates for this activity.

Meeting point

High Street (Royal Mile).

Cancellations


Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts.
If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

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