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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
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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 (2)

You may not have noticed - Royal Scots Grey Statue

This statue is beside Princes Street in West Princes Street Gardens, opposite the junction with Frederick Street and just above the Ross Bandstand in the below gardens.

It commemorates the Royal Scots Greys who left Edinburgh in 1899 to fight in the South African Boer War. The sculptor was Mr William Birnie Rhind, and it was unveiled by Lord Rosebery on 16th November 1906. The statue is mounted on a pedestal of rock which bears the bronze plaque containing the inscription and Regimental badges.

Funnily, it seems that almost every soldier who was in the Scots Greys during the 1st World War claims to have been the model for this statue (including my husband's grandfather, haha! :-) but apparently, the model for the sculpture was Sergeant-Major Anthony James Hinnigan from Jedburgh and his horse Polly.

--> At the foot of the statue have a look at the gigantic thistle bush! I've never seen anything like it!
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May 26, 2011

ST CUTHBERTS CHURCH

This church and cemetary at the west end of Princes Street Gardens is like a quiet little oasis among the city bustle. I believe this is the cemetary where the infamous Burk & Hare used to dig up bodies in order to sell them for medical science!

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Jan 07, 2006
 
 
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