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Full tour takes approximately 1 hour – Tour bus passes the foot of the cliffs at Edinburgh Castle and stops in Grassmarket approx 10am – then every 15 mins during summer months. Entertaining and informative commentary is available in nine different languages*, alongside the Horrible Histories commentary – a great option for kids! Highlights include: New Town Old Town Grassmarket Edinburgh Castle National Museum of Scotland Palace of Holyroodhouse Our Dynamic Earth Calton… Read More

Greyfriars Kirkyard is the graveyard surrounding Greyfriars Kirk in Edinburgh, Scotland. It is located at the southern edge of the Old Town, adjacent to George Heriot’s School. Burials have been taking place since the late 16th century, and a number of notable Edinburgh residents are interred at Greyfriars such as Tom Riddell and the Potters… J. k. Rowling frequented the Elephanat House Cafe nearby, she would sit to the rear window of… Read More

“Edinburgh’s Hiddden Walks” This short walk takes you on a tour around the tombstones of edinburgh’s more notable characters in the kirkyard surrounding the Greyfriars Kirk which also has its own mini museum dedicated to Greyfriars bobby. Opposite the entrance sits the statue of the Skye terrier at the top of Candlemaker Row, the dog has done far more to spread the word of the Greyfriars than any human buried there. Harry… Read More

Greyfriars Kirkyard is the graveyard surrounding Greyfriars Kirk in Edinburgh, Scotland. It is located at the southern edge of the Old Town, adjacent to George Heriot’s School. Burials have been taking place since the late 16th century, and a number of notable Edinburgh residents are interred at Greyfriars such as Tom Riddell and the Potters… J. k. Rowling frequented the Elephanat House Cafe nearby, she would sit to the rear window of… Read More

The candlemakers moved to the Bristo area in 1722 when a fire in a candlemakers workshop killed the Deacon of the Bonnet Makers Guild. The whole trade was banished from the crowded streets. You can still see the worn inscription on the building containing the candlemakers’ arms which states (Omnia manifesta luce) – or “Everything clearly seen”. However, the Cowgate’s history and that of the Grassmarket to which it leads, has been… Read More

FREE guided themed tours at National Museum of Scotland! Why not explore everything from Scotland’s history to the supernatural. Themed tours take place every day at 3pm. Join them for a exciting programme of tours with a different theme every day. Themed tours are subject to guide availability and titles may change. FREE public guided tours are for adult individuals and small groups (up to six people only). If you are visiting… Read More