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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

Arthur's Seat Tips (42)

The sleeping lion guarding Edinburgh

Arthur's Seat, which unfortunately does not seem to have any connection with King Arthur, is one part of a long extinct volcano, the other parts being the Castle Rock and Calton Hill. The authors of...
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evaanna
Mar 06, 2016

THE MYSTERY OF ST. ANTHONY'S RUINED CHAPEL

If you start your climb of Arthur's Seat from St. Margaret's Loch you will pass by the ruins of St. Anthony's Chapel, but otherwise you may see it in the distance from some of the other routes up the...
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davidjo
Aug 16, 2015

HILLSIDES COVERED WITH GORSE, ARTHUR'S SEAT

If you climb Arthur's Seat be sure to see the yellow flowered gorse that grows all over the hillsides. The best time to see the gorse is in spring but it can flower a little in late autumn and winter....
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davidjo
Aug 16, 2015

MAGNIFICENT VIEW FROM ARTHUR'S SEAT

Once you have clambered up to the top of Arthur's Seat you will be well rewarded with a magnificent 360 degree view, and to help you there is a view dial (is that the correct word) right at the top...
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davidjo
Aug 16, 2015

CLIMB ARTHUR'S SEAT FOR A SPECTACULAR VIEW

If you are in Edinburgh and the weather happens to be nice i can thoroughly recommend that you should try and climb Arthur's seat to see the spectacular view from the top. Of course you can see the...
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davidjo
Aug 16, 2015

Trek Up to Arthur's Seat

Arthur's Seat is part of an extinct volcano. The top is at 251 m elevation and overlooks Edinburgh. It is an one-hour trek to get there from the Scottish Parliament building, taking the trail past...
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AlbuqRay
Aug 03, 2015

Awesome walk.....or cycle!

Whenever I am in Edinburgh I try and do this hill. 5 minutes from the city centre but when you are on it it's a world away from the cars, noise and pollution that comes with any city. The views are...
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Alex_kiki
Feb 10, 2015

Arthur's Seat

Edinburgh is dominated by its hills, and the hill which dominates them all is Arthur's Seat. Like the smaller Castle Hill below it was also formed by volcanic activity, then later scythed by a glacier...
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antistar
Nov 01, 2014

Arthur's Seat

Arthur's Seat is the main peak of the group of hills which form most of Holyrood Park. The hill itself rises above the city to a height of 250m. It provides excellent panoramic views of the city. Many...
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Kuznetsov_Sergey
Feb 08, 2014

Best to Do on a Sunny Day!

We lucked out when we made our day trip to Edinburgh from Scotland. The day started off cloudy and cool, but the clouds cleared in the afternoon and it got really warm out. Once we saw how beautiful...
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kehale
Jan 26, 2014

Arthur's Seat

If you want fresh air & exercise with wonderful views, hike up Arthur's Seat via Salisbury Crags.We did it the first Sunday in January, and it took us 2 hours all in. Well worth it.Make sure you...
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iaint
Jan 06, 2014

Arthur's Seat

If it's a nice day you might want to walk up to the top of Arthur's Seat (which I did on a previous visit two and a half years ago) to get some nice views of the city and the surrounding...
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Nemorino
Apr 08, 2013
 
 
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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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National Museum of Scotland

National Museum of Scotland is housed in two different buildings, the old one (former Royal Museum that was built in 1866, a fine Victorian structure on its own) and the new modern building from...
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Museum on the Mound

Opened in 2006 this was the most boring museum I visited in Scotland :) Museum on the Mound was just on my way so I walked in to check but I got bored no matter it’s a small thematic museum that I...
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