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Best of Edinburgh Highlights and Hidden Gems Private Tour

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Stop At: University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh Scotland

After you meet your local guide outside The Tron Bar, you will head together towards this hidden gem. Explore the sixth oldest university in the English-speaking world and one of Scotland's ancient universities.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh EH1 1JF Scotland

Discover collections relating to Scottish antiquities, culture and history, and the adjacent Royal Museum, with collections covering science and technology, natural history, and world cultures.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Greyfriars Kirkyard, Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh EH1 2QQ Scotland

Wonder in this cemetery from the 16th century. Hear the famous story about Greyfriars Bobby, the loyal dog who guarded his master's grave.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: 21 Grassmarket Old Town, Edinburgh EH1 2HS Scotland

Discover this historic market place and nowadays event space in the Old Town of Edinburgh, Scotland. In relation to the rest of the city it lies in a hollow, well below surrounding ground levels. Stop by a local's favourite inn nearby and grab something to eat if you feel hungry.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Diagon Alley, Victoria St, Edinburgh EH1 2JW, UK

A fact true Potterheads are probably already aware of, if you type Diagon Alley into Google maps it will direct you to Victoria Street - even though the Diagon Alley plaque and mural are actually on Candlemaker Row.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Estatua David Hume, Calle Royal Mile, Edinburgh Scotland

Local tradition dictates that a touch of David Hume’s toe will bring good luck, though the practice ironically defies the philosopher’s vehement rejection of superstition.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: The Scottish Parliament, Horse Wynd / Canongate, Royal MIle, Edinburgh EH99 1SP Scotland

Visit the square which came into existence in 1632 as a forecourt to the Parliament House on the old graveyard of St Giles Kirk.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Writers' Museum, Lady Stairs House Lady Stair's Close Lawnmarket Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 2PA Scotland

Get to know more about the lives of three of the foremost Scottish writers: Robert Burns, Walter Scott and Robert Louis Stevenson.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Edinburgh Castle, Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NG Scotland

There has been a royal castle on the rock since at least the reign of David I in the 12th century. Discover this unique place before hearing the final recommandations of your guide at the end of your tour.

Duration: 20 minutes
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I have had the pleasure of having Rachel as a tour guide on several occasions in Scotland and in Europe, and can highly recommend her for having extensive local knowledge and avid enthusiasm for her subject. (With a background in art, architecture planning and landscape...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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