Although I have only limited availability for private tours during August, I am running a small group public tour throughout August at 10am and 12pm, to offer a brief introduction to the city whilst trying to avoid some of the festival crowds!
Every year I lead a different route, with a different theme, and the theme for 2018 is: FIRSTS AND LASTS.
So our meander through the city will be strewn with stories of notable firsts and lasts from Edinburgh's history. Things like:
Throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Edinburgh was a focal point for a huge amount of scientific research. medical pioneering, social advancements, philosophical pursuits and literary development. Uncover some of these moments of history in this fun and informative Old Town and Royal Mile tour!
Each tour lasts approximately 90 minutes, and will showcase some highlights and hidden gems of the city's history, along with stories of some of my favourite 'firsts' (and a few notable 'lasts'!) associated with Edinburgh.
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the world's largest arts festival, with over 3,000 performances taking place every single day of August. Each of my tours is limited to just 10 people, for a more personal experience, but this means it is essential to pre-book your tickets!
Tickets can be bought online through the Edinburgh Festival Fringe box office, or via telephone on + 44 (0) 131 226 0000.
Tours meet at Fringe venue 363, the statue of William Playfair, outside the National Museum of Scotland on Chambers Street, and return there at the end of the walk.
Tickets just £12 (adults) and £10 (concessions).
Previews from 1 - 3 August, all tickets £10.
Family tickets and 2-for-1 offers available to Friends of the Fringe.
Edinburgh Expert Walking Tours is run by Gareth Davies, an adopted native of Edinburgh since 1998...