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Edinburgh Architecture Tours : Guides

Guided Architectural Walks in Lothian, Scotland – Scottish City Visit

Contact us on +44 7952 149 814 / isabelle(at)e-architect.com

post updated 3 July 2023

Edinburgh Tours

Edinburgh Architecture Introduction

Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland. The focus of our Edinburgh Walking Tours tends to be the World Heritage Site, ie the Old Town and the (old) New Town in the city centre. This is a historic city centre, where we visit key contemporary buildings – such as the Scottish Parliament, Dance Base, The Scottish Poetry Library, the Storytelling Centre and the Museum of Scotland – within the historical context of the Royal Mile. We look at the most interesting buildings and spaces, from the castle down to the palace.

National Museum of Scotland
photo © Paul-Riddle.com

Edinburgh Walking Tours – Traditional, Contemporary or Both

Edinburgh Architecture Tours can focus on traditional buildings, contemporary buildings or both.

We only do Edinburgh Architecture Tours for groups.

Please note that arranging restaurants, buses, etc. for a tour of Edinburgh carries an additional fee.

Key Buildings in the Scottish Capital

Scottish Parliament, Old Town:
Scottish Parliament
picture © Adrian Welch

Museum of Scotland, Old Town:
National Museum of Scotland
photograph © Adrian Welch

John Hope Gateway, Rotal Botanic Gardens, north of the New Town:
John Hope Gateway
photo : Paul Raftery

Edinburgh Walking Tours

Contact Isabelle Lomholt to arrange your tour on
mobile +44 (0)7952 149814 or isabelle(at)e-architect.com

A 25% deposit must be made on initial booking ; payments must be made in full prior to the tour.

Duddingston Kirk
Duddingston Kirk
photograph © Adrian Welch

Architecture Tours

Other than Edinburgh, e-architect organise architecture walking tours in other British cities such as Glasgow, London, Manchester and Liverpool.

Edinburgh Architecture Walking Tours : contact Isabelle Lomholt on +44 (0)7952 149814

Edinburgh Walking Tour References

Edinburgh Walking Tours – Reference 8 Oct 2012

e-architect arranged our visit to Edinburgh in the Summer 2012 where we wanted to study the planning and the architecture of the historical city and surrounding areas.

We did not know Edinburgh before visiting, so e-architect helped us find the relevant subjects for the trip and they made the program for our visit.

During our visit e-architect provided us with a guide who was extremely good and professional. We were informed of both architectural historical facts and entertaining stories to support the picture of the city. The e-architect guide’s knowledge of both Edinburgh’s history and contemporary built environment and planning was detailed. It gave us ground for many good discussions on the conditions in both Scotland and in Denmark.

I can recommend e-architect as a very competent and exciting company when arranging study trips to Edinburgh.
Our group consisted of the leaders at Vejle Council, Technical & Environmental Department in Denmark.

Henrik Stjernholm
Architect maa.
Head of Planning, Building & Environment

Edinburgh Walking Tours: contact Isabelle Lomholt on +44 (0)7952 149814 to arrange your Architecture Tour

Edinburgh Architecture Tours

Key Buildings in the Scottish Capital:

Scottish Parliament Building:
Scottish Parliament Building - Edinburgh Walking Tours
picture © Keith Hunter

Museum of Scotland:
Museum of Scotland - Edinburgh Walking Tours
photograph © AJW

Hotel Missoni:
Edinburgh Walking Tours
photo © AW

Edinburgh Castle


Suggested hotel for your visit to the Scottish capital:

Radisson Blu Hotel Edinburgh

Architecture Walking Tours

Glasgow Architecture Tours

London Architecture Walking Tours

Manchester Architecture Walking Tours


We also operate tailored city walks in other Scottish cities – Glasgow, Aberdeen and Dundee. We run architectural tours south of the border in the English cities of London, Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham, Sheffield, Leeds and Newcastle. We also offer architectural guided walks in Dublin, Ireland.

Site Owners

Isabelle and Adrian live and work in Scotland. We both trained as architects, and Adrian worked as an architect until 2021, having worked in his first practice back in 1987.

Adrian’s first job working in an architecture office was in Banchory, for two summers. He then worked in Aberdeen for the Summer before going to Manchester School of Architecture in 1989.

Isabelle is keen on architectural design, property, cooking and making clothes. Adrian loves long walks, west coast scenery and playing the piano.

Buildings / photos for the Edinburgh Architecture Walking Tours page welcome