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Address: Bus Stand ZE | Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, Scotland
Phone Number: +441312282888
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Description: Small groups of 16 in the Wee Red Bus. Our guided tours have been...
Small groups of 16 in the Wee Red Bus. Our guided tours have been specially designed to give you maximum variety by including famous sights as well as hidden gems that many tourists never see. We look forward to welcoming you onto our famous Wee Red Buses to experience and enjoy the essential Scotland together.
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Private tour with Andy.

We recently took a private tour of the Scottish Highlands and Isle of Skye. Our guide Andy picked us up on time and so started what was an excellent tour. Andy's knowledge was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We recently took a private tour of the Scottish Highlands and Isle of Skye. Our guide Andy picked us up on time and so started what was an excellent tour. Andy's knowledge was amazing and he kept us informed on the history of each stopping point, and also as we drove along. The scenery was amazing, whiskey tours and tasting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We were 5 people of the same brasilian family. We went on a 5 day tour with Danny, besides many americans, canadian, polish and aldo a scotisch! The tour was great, lovely to visit the Highlands and Skye Island. Good weather and good group. But the tour hit was Danny, the guide. He was excelent, taught us a lot from... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Could not ask for a better time. Our guide was excellent and very informative. It is a small group so you get to know the others which is wonderful. I took the Sterling Castle tour and we had plenty of time to see everything. Loch Lomond was nice but I think too much time was spent there. The Glengoyme Whisky... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Bus was on time, tour guide very knowledgable and quite humorous as well. The stops left ample time. He navigated the challenging roads very well. Would highly recommend this company and this tour.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

I was very happy with the size, we were 16 and tour had very high mobility! I wouldn't forget this trip, specially the people who traveled together. I am sure that I was lucky to find this agency for my first trip to Scotland. The nature was amazing, the restaurants they recommended on the way were fantastic!! still miss some... More 

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

THIS is the way tours SHOULD be run. Small van with 8 guests and an outstanding guide (Angela). We took the tour to St. Andrew's. Our guide allowed us to see more or less, depending on our needs and wants, and we enjoyed several side trips to towns and harbors the 'big bus' tours would have skipped over. Angela fielded... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We took a day tour from Edinburgh to Rosslyn Chapel and Hadrian's Wall. Our guide (James) was a wonderful storyteller all the way there and back--he was very knowledgeable and his lovely Scottish accent made the stories magical.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Ian was our guide and he had many stories to share as we traveled along. We had a wonderful day and the tour was well worth it.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I took the Rosslyn Chapel, the Borders, and Hadrian's Wall tour with Colin on July 1, 2015. I had a wonderful time. Our guide did a great job of providing commentary. He was very friendly and funny as well. The main attractions we visited (abbeys and Hadrian's Wall) were amazing. A small warning: Make certain that you are physically able... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

i recently took 3 of the day tours with Heart of Scotland and they were all fabulous. I did the trip to St. Andrews, the trip to Holy Island and Alnwick castle and the trip to Rosslyn Chapel, Melrose Abbey and Hadrian's Wall. I would highly recommend all of them. The wonderful thing about Heart of Scotland is that the... More 

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Address: Bus Stand ZE | Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, Scotland
Phone Number: +441312282888
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Broughton & Calton

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Broughton & Calton
Lying where grandiose New Town townhouses give way to malls and utilitarian housing, Broughton and Calton have long been transitional neighborhoods with a mixed identity. It’s here that Edinburgh’s gay village found a home in the 1980s. But gay culture is anything but overt along bustling epicenter Broughton Street; even if polished pubs, hip bistros, smart delis and art galleries all speak of affluent good taste. The top of Leith Walk is more ragged. This major thoroughfare boasts a famously gritty gay club, as well as a strip of good Indian restaurants. Regal Georgian and Victorian townhouses preside over largely deserted streets in Calton, where only the occasional restaurant or hotel brings much life. Even so, a steady trickle of idlers and picnickers pass by to climb Calton Hill for its wide-open lawns, wonderful city views, and curious monuments – an Athenian-style temple among them.