New Town and Dean Village Walking Tour

Tour Information

Tour Fee
3 hrs
Tour Description
The story of how the New Town came to be is an endlessly fascinating one. Planned mostly by James Craig and William Henry Playfair the tour will show how the neighbourhood’s eighteenth-century construction was a reaction to the squalor of the Old Town. On this tour discover the New Town’s enthralling past in the company of an experienced guide with a PhD in Scottish history. Its revolutionary design, including boulevard like streets and green spaces, still inspires architects and visitors today. Take in some absolutely stunning locations such as Calton Hill, Princes Street Gardens and Dean Village. With Dean Village you feel like you’re in a picturesque village in rural Scotland whereas you are in fact only a 5-10 minute walk from one of the busiest shopping streets in the country. Definitely a tour for lovers of beautiful architecture and the outdoors, there are opportunities galore for amazing views as well as pictures of the surrounding landscape. Your guide will make sure you leave with plenty of options as to places to eat and drink as well as further must do attractions, in order to make sure you make the most of your time in Edinburgh.
Special Considerations
The Tour lasts 3 hours and normally begins outside the Balmoral Hotel on Princes Street, however as long as you are staying in the city centre the guide can meet you at your accommodation if you prefer. Refreshments are not included; however time for lunch or a tea/coffee break can be incorporated into the tour. Scotland’s weather can be unpredictable so please wear sensible clothes and shoes. The price is £50 for a small group of 1-6 people.
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Meeting Address
Balmoral Hotel, 1 Princes St, Edinburgh EH2 2EQ Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom