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Architecture Tour of Edinburgh Old Town

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You'll start at
Princes Mall
Princes Mall, 3 Princes St, Edinburgh EH2 2QP, UKMeet your guide outside of Princes Mall, next to Costa Coffee. Your guide will stand next to the beacon saying "Waverley Mall" and have an orange sign with "Architecture Tours" written on it.
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  • 1
    St Giles' Cathedral
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 2
    National Museum of Scotland
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 3
    Gladstone's Land
    Stop: 5 minutes -
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  • 4
    The Scottish Parliament
    Stop: 20 minutes -
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You'll end at
Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh EH8 8AZ, UK
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Highlights
    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Princes Mall, 3 Princes St, Edinburgh EH2 2QP, UK
    Duration
    2h 30m
    Return Details
    Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh EH8 8AZ, UK
    Inclusions
    • Local taxes
    • Local guide
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Just been on this tour withAugustine. She had so many interesting stories ad explanations about the big sites as well as quirky out of the way nooks and crannies. I loved this tour even on a cold damp December morning. It was like a private tour as there was only 2 of us in the
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    I went on an Old Town tour with Augustina a few days ago. She is very knowledgeable and takes you to see a wide range of significant buildings all the way down the Royal Mile, leading you to buildings you would never find on your own. It's a great way to learn about the
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    Response from Cobble_Tales, Owner at Architecture Tour of Edinburgh Old Town
    Responded 1 Oct 2019
    Thank you! We are so glad you enjoyed the visit!
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    This route blends nicely the architectural quintessence along the Royal Mile area. What a pleasure to revisit it with the sets of valuable knowledge and fascinating titbit of the old town buildings. Thanks Marie for the proficient explanations and for sharing her professional
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    Response from Cobble_Tales, Owner at Architecture Tour of Edinburgh Old Town
    Responded 28 Sep 2019
    Thank you so much for your kind words of feedback!
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    This was the best city tour I have ever been on. To call it an architectural tour doesn't do it justice (although you walk away with a tremendous amount of that). Small group, incredibly knowledgable, and left me with a much better understanding of how the city's history is
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    Response from Cobble_Tales, Owner at Architecture Tour of Edinburgh Old Town
    Responded 14 Sep 2019
    Thank you for being such an engaged audience! It was my pleasure.
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    We had a great tour of Edinburgh Old Town with Cobble Tours and our superb guide, Agustina. We learned a lot about the architecture and history of the development of Edinburgh and visited closes we'd never been into before. Even in the pouring rain this was a wonderful
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    Response from Cobble_Tales, Owner at Architecture Tour of Edinburgh Old Town
    Responded 13 Sep 2019
    Thank you for your kind words, we are glad that locals enjoy our walking tour!
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    About the operator
    By: Cobble Tales - Architecture Tours of Edinburgh
    117 reviews
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    Tartqueen
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    61
    Good idea but not brilliantly executed
    I was bought this tour as a gift and although architecture isn't really my 'thing' I decided to give it a try. I
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    452valm
    Brecon, United Kingdom
    2519
    Architectural insight into the old town
    Just been on this tour withAugustine. She had so many interesting stories ad explanations about the big sites as
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    Bobby M
    Tiburon, California
    32
    Walking Tour of Old Town Edinburgh
    An outstanding 3 hour walk hosted by Olga Gogoleva, a trained architect and instructor at Edinburgh University in
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    nuidler
    11
    Edinburgh Walking Tours
    Recently went on two Cobbletale tours - first with Olga covering the New Town and then the next day with Augustina
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    PernilleB34
    10
    Studytrip to Edinburgh
    Our delegation from the Danish real estate and contruction industry, had a fantastic ecxperience with Olga, our
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    alpennyworth
    Wilmette, Illinois
    4317
    Great for Architecture Buffs
    I went on an Old Town tour with Augustina a few days ago. She is very knowledgeable and takes you to see a wide
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    Wixy75
    Edinburgh
    55
    Very interesting and informative tour for visitors and locals alike
    Olga’s credentials as an architect and teacher make her the perfect tour guide for this most interesting and well
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    Edith621
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    10
    An exclusive way to get acquaint with Edinburgh Old Town
    This route blends nicely the architectural quintessence along the Royal Mile area. What a pleasure to revisit it
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    Wade R
    10
    Best City Tour
    This was the best city tour I have ever been on. To call it an architectural tour doesn't do it justice (although
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    IanB1669
    Peebles, United Kingdom
    1114
    Superb tour even for locals
    We had a great tour of Edinburgh Old Town with Cobble Tours and our superb guide, Agustina. We learned a lot about
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    Maria35
    New York City, New York
    187179
    Great tour from a very knowledgeable guide
    Two of us did this tour while attending the Fringe Festival during August. It was very interesting, even for
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    QuesadaStreet
    Washington DC, District of Columbia
    20
    Informative, Enjoyable and a Expertly Presented
    Back in July my wife, daughter and I spent wonderful few hours exploring Old Town with a very knowledgeable South
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    hilifeliving
    124
    A great tour with Marie!
    I really enjoyed this tour, even though we got some very stereotypical Scottish weather at the beginning haha! The
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    Tony L
    Harrogate, United Kingdom
    8835
    One Of The Most Interesting Walking Tours We've Ever Done!
    We met Olga one sunny morning in August along with our fellow tour enthusiasts, to embark upon a delightful stroll
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    judy c
    London, United Kingdom
    51
    Wonderful way to spend a couple of hours
    What a pleasant couple of hours with Olga, an architect who is a natural, enthusiastic tour guide. Dean Village
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