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Edinburgh City Tour in Private Minibus
"Compare Edinburgh’s Old Town where families lived in cramped conditions and rubbish was thrown out of the windows to the elegant Georgian New Town with its three main streets and a square at either end. Hear about the hangings that took place in the Grassmarket as you marvel at the impenetrable Castle Rock above you and hear about the attempts to capture Edinburgh C witch hunters firebrand priests and philosophers all living on the side of a dead volcano. During our tour we cover all the main sights of the Old & New City of Edinburgh. Starting on the famous Royal Mile we lead you through the windy streets and up the hills to sites of executions cloned sheep and the birthplace of Harry Potter. Highlights include:New Town
From GBP300.00
 
Private Edinburgh Sightseeing and History Tour
"Edinburgh has been the Capital of Scotland since the 15th Century and stands proudly on seven hills creating the dramatic skyline of this lively cosmopolitan city. Compare Edinburgh’s Old Town where families lived in cramped conditions and rubbish was thrown out of the windows to the elegant Georgian New Town with its three main streets and a square at either end. Join this and hear about the hangings that took place in the Grassmarket as you marvel at the impenetrable Castle Rock above you and hear about the attempts witch hunters firebrand priests and philosophers all living on the side of a dead volcano. During your tour you will cover all the main sights of the Old & New City of Edinburgh. Starting on the famous Royal Mile your guide Alan will lead you through the windy streets and up the hills to sites of executions
From GBP45.00
 
Edinburgh City Tour in Private Minibus from Glasgow
"Compare Edinburgh’s Old Town where families lived in cramped conditions and rubbish was thrown out of the windows to the elegant Georgian New Town with its three main streets and a square at either end. Hear about the hangings that took place in the Grassmarket as you marvel at the impenetrable Castle Rock above you and hear about the attempts to capture Edinburgh C witch hunters firebrand priests and philosophers all living on the side of a dead volcano. During our tour all the main sights of the Old & New City of Edinburgh will be covered. Starting on the famous Royal Mile you will be lead through the windy streets and up the hills to sites of executions
From GBP350.00

Princes Street Tips (20)

Princes Street

Princes Street is the major shopping stroll in Edinburgh. I vividly remember wandering around, having lunch at the Burger King, going into Menzies to buy some Smarties in those paper tubes (which we...
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Carmanah
Jun 18, 2007

ROOM WITH A VIEW

Don't you just love the view ?The Scott Monument on the right.The Waverly station with Princes Mall and the Tourist Information at Ground level.Behind the North Bridge Hollyrood Park can be...
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EdinburghRoc
Jun 05, 2004

Princes Street - View Away from Ugly Shops

After you have seen my previous "ugly" picture of Princes Street Shops and Architecture, you will be relieved to know that by turning round the view is THIS !Here you can see down into the wonderful...
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scotlandscotour
Apr 28, 2004

Princes Street - Ugly - But Getting Better Slowely

You cannot really avoid it, so brace yourself for the startlingly ugly shop fronts of Princes Street. It is exacerbated by the traffic, and the crowds, beggers and bus stops.Relief can be found in...
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scotlandscotour
Apr 28, 2004

Old & New Architecture

I really like the old architecture and thought it was cool that the old and new were right next to each other on Princes Street. This street gets pretty crowded the closer you get to the train...
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Packerman
Sep 27, 2003

Princes Street Gardens

Between the Castle stting high up on the hill and the main shopping area, built into the area that was originally a lake, is Princes Street Gardens. If you are weary of shopping or need a rest after...
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Ash59
Feb 11, 2003

The Scott Memorial

The Scott Monument was build between 1840-46 as a memorial to the writer Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832). Designed by architect George Kemp (1795-1844), who won a competition with his gothic design,...
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Ash59
Feb 11, 2003

Relaxing in East Princes Street Gardens

Our family often took an afternoon break next to the Scott Monument. There are plenty of benches and grassy areas to sit and relax. We fed the pidgeons every day which really entertained our two...
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Packerman
Jan 03, 2003

Winter Wonderland

Around Christmas time the gardens of Princes Street are turned into a "Winter Wonderland". There is a ferris wheel (the biggest in Britain after the London Eye), a few amusements for kids, an ice...
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steventilly
Jan 02, 2003

Princess Gardens

Princess gardens are situated between the Royal Mile and Princess street. The Castle is seen really great from the gardens. The gardens are very bautiful, very green :)) Lots of trees, birds, very...
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Andrew_Vodo
Oct 07, 2002

The biggest plus for me is the...

The biggest plus for me is the Edinburgh skyline, fortunately due to the lack of high rises in the city you can enjoy this most anywhere you go. On a sunny day (if you're lucky enough to get one)...
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SooBrand
Aug 26, 2002

Climb the Scott Monument

We arrived in Edinburgh late at night and left around noon the following day so we had little time to explore the city. We did want to see as much as possible though so we walked from our hostel to...
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haimee
Aug 26, 2002
 
 
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Things to Do Near Edinburgh

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Scott Monument

The Scott Monument is a beautiful Victorian Gothic monument to Scottish author Sir Walter Scott. It is quite dirty, unfortunately it was decided cleaning the monument may damage it, so it has been...
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Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle dominates the entire city of Edinburgh from its perch high up on castle rock. We thought it looked beautiful in the recent snow. It looks quite different from its far side so it is...
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Mons Meg - Edinburgh Castle

In 1457, King James II was presented with two massive siege guns, one blew up in use, and the other is still to be seen on display at Edinburgh Castle. Made in Mons in Belgium it fired missiles...
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Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle has lots to see and takes a lot of time to see it all. There are plenty of free Toilets and they haven't forgotten you many get hungry and thirsty. Located in the old Cart Sheds...
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Museum on the Mound

In 2006 the Museum on the Mound first opened its doors to the public.....and it is FREE !!! This fascinating museum is all about money and more. You can see how the money was designed, the technology...
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National Museum of Scotland

The National Museum of Scotland is housed in a superb building...at least, the old part of it is superb (the part which was, until fairly recently, the 'Royal Museum'). I wasn't very taken with the...
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