Two hours walk off the beaten track to discover the legacy of ancient milling industry in a lush valley that hides just beyond the city centre.
A two hour group tour with like-minded architectural enthusiasts to discover the legacy of ancient milling industry in a lush valley that hides just beyond the city centre.
We will take you through the most scenic locations and provide plenty of context to allow you to experience the area in a meaningful way.
During the tour we will find signs of a millennium old grain milling industry, which used to provide food for Edinburgh since 12th century, discover the Georgian mineral water temple and marvel at majestic bridges, wonder into the courtyard of an Arts and Crafts Victorian social housing, see grand Georgian orphanages turned Modern Art Galleries, stroll through the designed landscape of the fashionable 19th century Edinburgh cemetery, and visit one of the best hidden Victorian mews housing street in Edinburgh.
Millions visit Edinburgh enticed by the very image of its landscape and architecture. Yet very few leave with an understanding of how it was shaped. Intriguing stories are coded into the fabric of this ancient city. Cobble Tales is an initiative delivering walking tours in Edinburgh and thus sharing this otherwise hidden material. The builders of Edinburgh left us a plethora of clues in architecture, sculpture and streetscape. To those who care to notice, the historic fabric of the city speaks its tales - Cobble Tales. The architectural tours of Edinburgh are designed to tell a story based on the buildings and their details. These subjects are used to explain the influences that shaped the development of the city, aspirations of building patrons and architects. Olga Gogoleva is a knowledgeable local with a UK Masters Degree in Architecture, fascinated with Edinburgh’s amazingly rich historic architecture.