Edinburgh Walking Tour, Scotland, Key Buildings, Scottish City Walks, Trip, History, Visit
Edinburgh Walking Tours
Scottish Architectural Guides – Lothian Building Walks, East of Scotland
Edinburgh Architecture Walking Tours
Book your Scottish walking guide: email@example.com – 01620 825722
Edinburgh Walking Tours since 2001, in the Scottish Capital
Our most popular Edinburgh Walking Tour is the Old Town. We look at contemporary architecture within the context of the historic environment, with information on buildings + architects. The Old Town tour typically takes 3 hours and takes in buildings such as the Scottish Parliament and the Museum of Scotland. Contemporary buildings such as Dance Base and the Scottish Storytelling Centre are also popular with visitors.
We also do New Town walking tours and occasionally guide in the historic centre of Leith (the port for the city) where there is a range of ancient and contemporary Scottish architecture. We also do Edinburgh Bus Tours which allow visits to more outlying buildings in the city and Lothian, for example the Forth Rail Bridge.
We can arrange accommodation in contemporary quality hotels, dining in a range of good restaurants and suggested evening entertainment in the Scottish capital, ie the whole package for a fee. We can also provide groups requiring Scottish architecture walking tours architectural information on key building locations and building types.
Visitors are usually at the starting point of their walking tour (or bus tour) of the city, though sometimes the guide can meet the group at their hotel. Edinburgh Walking Tours can simply be a guided tour of the capital’s new & historic architecture. The guided tour can be backed up by hand-outs and experts for buildings of special interest, for example a project architect of a certain building.
A standard architecture tour proforma allows a tailored service, eg for larger groups a second or third guide may be required on the architectural tour, some groups are not interested in anything other than the new architecture in the capital whereas others like a mix of history and architecture.
Other than Edinburgh, we have done numerous architecture walking tours and bus tours in and around Glasgow since 2001. Many visitors staying in Scotland for two or more days like to combine visits to both cities, typically with a day in each location (though we have had quite a few trips with 2 days in each).
Edinburgh Walking Tours
Contact us for your Scottish guided tour: +44 (0)1620 825722 / mob. 07952 149814
Please advise if you wish to have a coffee stop halfway trhough the walking tour!
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Recent architecture walks in the Scottish capital we’ve organised:
In previous years we have done Edinburgh Walking Tours for 22 members of the Chicago Architecture Foundation, the Royal Society of Dutch Architects, 18 Ukrainian architects, 52 Dutch architects, 12 members of the Architects Association of Catalonia, Bartlett Architecture students and an architectural walking tour for Dublin planners.
Edinburgh Walking Tour : contact us on 01620 825722 to book your architectural tour of Scotland
To see all projects in Edinburgh on a map please follow this link
Edinburgh Tours : Architecture Guide
Scottish Architecture : best Scottish Buildings of the last three decades
UK Architecture Walking Tours
We also do guided architecture tours in Dublin, Liverpool and Cambridge.
Edinburgh Architecture Tours
Key Buildings in the Scottish Capital:
Scottish Parliament Building
picture © Keith Hunter
This building is unmissable, whether you like it or not this is a major building designed by one of the key architects of the late 20th Century, Enric Miralles. The interior is warm and complex, whereas the exterior is rather austere being mostly clad in grey Scottish granite and precast concrete.
Museum of Scotland
photograph © AJW
This is a lovely building to visit, combining new and old, and frequently the favourite on our walking tours of the capital. There are two adjacent buildings, new and old, though the Victorian original has now been completed redeveloped and is a pleasure to walk around.
This is a classic, world-famous, however from an architecture point-of-view it is not so important (if you do go in make sure you see the beautiful war memorial interior).
photo © AW
This was a controverisal new building, completed in 2009 in the heart of the Old Town. The building has a traditionally-proportioned facade on the Royal Mile whereas on the other elevations it uses sandstone with crisp contemporary detailing.
Suggested hotel for your architectural visit to the Scottish capital:
Glasgow Tours : architectural walks in the west of Scotland
Buildings / photos for the Edinburgh Architecture Tour – Scottish Walking Tours page welcome: firstname.lastname@example.org