Old Town Architecture Tour

Sun. 17 Sep 2017  


£12 limited numbers

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A guided 3 hour walking tour for lovers of picturesque architecture to discover Scottish Baronial style. On the walk we will visit celebrated locations and hidden gems.

Join a group of like-minded architectural enthusiasts to discover Scottish Baronial architecture on a 3 hour guided walking tour.

Old Town is the most popular attraction in Edinburgh. It contains the oldest buildings in the city and is steeped in fascinating and complex history. One can truly feel the medieval spirit of the burgh on the walking tour amongst the countless turrets and gables.

This itinerary is great for the lovers of picturesque architecture. On the walk we will discuss both historical and new award winning architecture, visit celebrated locations and hidden gems, courtyards and closes.

On the tour we will introduce the beginnings of Georgian architecture and ponder on Greek Revival and then Late Gothic that followed. We will learn the reasons behind the shifts in architectural ideas and styles.


Outside Tourist Information
3 Princes Street
United Kingdom

11.00am - 2.00pm

The route will include stairs and uneven surfaces.

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Cobble Tales
United Kingdom

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.