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Edinburgh: Helen's Grand Designs and Hidden Gems Tour

Product ID: 269847
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Along with your enthusiastic and knowledgeable local guide, discover the "New" Town of Edinburgh and its elegant homes and beautiful architecture. Then, head just south of the city for a walk through some green spots to a hidden village.
About this activity
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts


  • Explore local Edinburgh and see sights that most visitors miss
  • Join a small group history walk with Helen, who loves to talk about her city
  • See grand UNESCO World Heritage buildings as well as green nature spots underneath the city
Full description
Discover Edinburgh with a tour guide who loves her city on this 2-hour excursion. Start by passing through the UNESCO World Heritage area of the "New" Town of Edinburgh which dates back to 1767. It is the largest Georgian example of town planning anywhere in the world. You will see many of the elegant homes, grand streets and architecture, and learn about the people who lived and worked there.

The walk then dives down below the city for a walk along a river bank in what feels like a rural area hidden away below the city. You'll pass by beautiful green gardens where you can listen to the bird life and occasionally see the odd heron catching fish in the stream.

Finally, finish in a hidden village which dates back to the 12th century and is only a stone's throw away from the city center. There, you'll hear all about the history of the people living there and the different circumstances the village has been through over the centuries.
  • Helen's local knowledge
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
Please note that the walk is about 3 miles/5 kilometers. The pace is fairly slow with the walking spread out over the 2 hours.
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Edinburgh Welcome Tours

Product ID: 269847