Private Walking Tour of Edinburgh New Town and Old Town  

  • Tour ID: 1206
    Tour Theme: Historic Old Town Walking Tours
    This tour starts from: Edinburgh
    Duration: Half Day - 2 hour 30min
    This is a Private Tour

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    Tour Description:

    Private Walking Tour of Edinburgh New Town and Old TownTwo National Trust properties, two centuries and two towns: Old and New. We team up with the National Trust for Scotland on this private tour, combining exceptional storytelling with perfectly preserved houses from the 18th and 19th centuries.

    We'll begin at the Mercat Cross, where your private guide will reveal the stories behind the Old Town - a maze of closes and wynds, and a place of chronic overcrowding, where buildings once reached 14 storeys high.

    We'll weave our way up to Gladstone's Land on Lawnmarket for a tour of the traditional 18th century tenement house - where you'll see the cramped conditions and terrible poverty.

    Private Walking Tour of Edinburgh New Town and Old TownFrom cramped tenements to expansive town houses

    Then we'll head for the New Town, and a tour of the Georgian House - the National Trust for Scotland's beautifully preserved example of 19th century living. The contrast is marked: spacious interiors, period furniture, a glint of silver and glass.

    - Explore the contrast between Edinburgh's Old and New Town
    - Visit two National Trust for Scotland properties: Gladstone's Land and the Georgian House
    - Enjoy a private tour with an expert guide

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