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Edinburgh Highlights Photography Tour provided by Photo Tours Edinburgh

Edinburgh Highlights Photography Tour

Edinburgh Highlights Photography Tour
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About
Your Guide, Bella McRae is a professional Photographer with almost 20 years years experience. An Australian born Scot, Bella moved to Edinburgh 2 years ago to further develop her photographic art. Bella has achieved international recognition for her portrait work and prior to her move to Scotland was a judge for local camera clubs. Tours are limited to a maximum of 6 people but will run with just one booking. With keeping our numbers limited, we ensure that you get personal one on one attention from Bella, with advice, tailored to your needs. This makes our tours suitable for photographers of all levels.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Photo Tours Edinburgh is a walking photography tour that will help you capture the best of Edinburgh. The Highlights Tour is designed as a practical photography workshop. We’ll show you some great photo locations, share interesting stories of Edinburgh’s history, technical advice, composition rules and how to get the best from your camera. This is a fun, practical tour without all the technical jargon. The walking tour takes you up to Calton hill, where you will see some magnificent monuments but also some stunning views of Edinburgh City, the Firth of Forth and Salisbury Crags. From there we meander up the Royal Mile to Edinburgh Castle. The myriad of lane ways off the Royal Mile which we explore, make this a Street Photographers dream location. At the Castle, we wander down The Mound into Princes St Gardens and conclude the tour at Edinburgh Waverley.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 154511P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Photography workshop • Walking Tour where you will see magnificent monuments and stunning views of Edinburgh City
Duration
4h
Departure details
2-4 Waterloo Pl, Edinburgh EH1 3EG, UK We meet at the base of Waterloo Place, in front of Rabbies Cafe. Look for our meeting point sign, near the bicycles.
Inclusions
Photography workshop • Walking Tour where you will see magnificent monuments and stunning views of Edinburgh City
Departure details
2-4 Waterloo Pl, Edinburgh EH1 3EG, UK We meet at the base of Waterloo Place, in front of Rabbies Cafe. Look for our meeting point sign, near the bicycles.
Duration
4h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Most travelers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
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LauraBG
Kendal, UK146 contributions
The best way to see this beautiful city!
I come to Edinburgh regularly to visit family and because I was travelling on my own this time, I treated myself to this tour. What an amazing way to see this beautiful city; Bella was fantastic - as a guide, a story-teller and a teacher. I had already seen pretty much all of the sights we visited, but Bella was able to get me to see them in a different way, I learned so much more about the history behind many of them. Her passion for her craft was inspiring and after 18 months of lockdown, she has helped re-ignite my love of photography. Thank you so much Bella!!
Written July 17, 2021
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Robin
Los Angeles, CA4 contributions
Experience Bella's Bonny Edinburgh
Oct 2019
It was fate that brought me to Edinburgh and I am utterly besotted. In the past, I have always been massively disappointed with the photos that I take when I travel, but I was determined to leave Edinburgh with photos that were worthy of this spectacular city. In a sudden flash of inspiration, I googled “photo walking tour of Edinburgh” and discovered the indomitable Bella McRae who took me on a whirlwind tour the following day. Bella is a true artist, an experienced photographer, and a kind soul—it was such fun spending the morning with her. Our four-hour walking tour took us to idyllic locations that allowed me to capture astonishing images of this gem of a city. Bella’s instruction on composition, leading lines, and perspective were invaluable as was her kind encouragement to find my own style of photography. I have vowed to do a photo walking tour in every new city I visit going forward. The opportunity to discover a city on foot with an expert photographer who knows the best locations for snapping images is a no-brainer. If you are in Edinburgh, Bella should be your go-to guide.

I used my iPhone to take photos because I prefer not to carry a camera when I travel. If you are an amateur photographer like me who wants to snap some beautiful photos while at the same time discovering Edinburgh on foot this is a perfect way to accomplish your goals. That said, if you are a serious photographer—all the better. Bella can accommodate any level of participant on her tour.
Written November 2, 2019
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Jim K
4 contributions
Fantastic experience!
Sep 2019
Had a great experience with Bella on the Edinburgh Photo Tour. It was just my wife and I on the tour. Bella was particularly helpful to my wife, who has less photographic experience than i. She took us to some great spots and helped us get the shots.
Written September 12, 2019
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WencheIA
3 contributions
A great photo tour
Jul 2019 • Solo
Had a great photo tour with Bella. She is an excellent photographer, instructor and tour guide. I learned more about photography these hours than I have in several years. She also took me to some beautiful spots in the city, that I didn't know of before. I really enjoyed her company and advice. If you have a passion for photography, Edinburgh, or both, I would absolutely recommend this tour.
Written July 8, 2019
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Tine_789
Hamburg, Germany5 contributions
Very enjoyable photo tour
Aug 2018 • Solo
I had a very enjoyable photo walk with Bella. I was the only customer that day and the tour nevertheless took place, so I had private tuition. The tour is a good mix of sightseeing and photography. The tour was adapted to avoid some places where I had already been or which would have been quite crowded in the festival time. Bella points out typical views of Edinburgh, and some not so well-known, and explains good ways how to photograph them both technically and regarding composition. I am not such a good photographer, but managed to get some very nice shots and took away useful hints and tips. Last not least, Bella is a very friendly and enthusiastic person. During the tour, she also pointed out places which would be good to photograph at night and offered to provide further advice by e-mail. I definitively recommend this tour.
Written August 26, 2018
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Ems
Seattle, WA86 contributions
Great photo tour with Bella
Jul 2018 • Friends
We had a great tour with Bella on our second day in Edinburg. I was confused on the time and Bella still honored our tour in the afternoon. She had a lot of great tips and stories to share with us as we used our mirrorless cameras on manual.

Thank you Bella!
Written August 5, 2018
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Jane D
Leyland40 contributions
Excellent friendly tour
Jun 2018 • Friends
Bella was efficient in answering our emails and adjusting the schedule to meet our late cruise ship. She met us in town and we quickly warned to her friendly character. She took us to some fascinating places and gave us real insight into the City. She exposed us to some super photographic opportunities and guidance as appropriate.She was never pushy on timings and let the tour revolve around us. Highly recommended .
Written June 23, 2018
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Debra Meehan P
5 contributions
Great Photo Walk of Edinburgh!
Apr 2018 • Friends
I went around Edinburgh with Bella for about 7-hours for a one day customized photo workshop of Edinburgh. We covered a lot of the main highlights of the city in a short period. Bella was knowledgeable and fantastic to spend the day with. We photographed a variety of places from historic architecture and buildings, to old cemeteries, city and street photography, etc., as she covered photo tips and history about the city. Edinburgh is an amazingly beautiful town and one day was not enough to do it justice. I highly recommend this photo tour.
Written May 7, 2018
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Joan M
2 contributions
Excellent photo tour!
Dec 2017 • Friends
Edinburgh is such a beautiful city, and Bella took me to a number of fabulous spots for great photos. Many were off the beaten path. She gave me tips about composition and how to get the best exposure. She also had a wonderful knowledge of the city, and we covered a great deal of ground in a relatively short period of time. I highly recommend this tour!
Written December 8, 2017
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Renee S
7 contributions
A Great Experience
Oct 2017 • Solo
Had an excellent walk around Edinburgh photographing in many locations. It is a beautiful city & the tour includes street, architecture & landscape photo opportunities. Bella has a lot of knowledge to share both photographically & historically. The tour covers many highlights of the city & showcases the best vantage points for photography. Bella loves the alleys & arcades & showed me several which normally would be overlooked. Overall it was a great experience.
Written October 20, 2017
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Janrn58
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Excellent morning.
Fantastic morning with Bella. A unique experience with a professional photographer who knows the city well and off
mark f
mark f
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Fab tour
Really had a lovely time the 4 hours flew by I got some great tips an some lovely photos would definitely recommend
MattSteward80
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An exceptional experience
Bella was a brilliant guide, who showed me so much I hadn’t seen before. A real passion for the city
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