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Edinburgh Tours : Architecture

Scottish Capital – Guide to Architecture in southeast Scotland

Edinburgh Tour

We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of Edinburgh Architecture. We aim to include buildings that are either of top quality or interesting, or ideally both. We cover completed buildings, new building designs, architectural exhibitions and architecture competitions across the Scottish capital.

Edinburgh Buildings by Type

Edinburgh Housing
photograph © Adrian Welch
Edinburgh Houses
picture from the owner
Edinburgh Hotels
Point Hotel
photo © Steffen Schefer
Edinburgh Bars
Cargo Bar Edinburgh
photo © Paul Zanre

Edinburgh Buildings by Tour


Edinburgh Old Town – medieval centre: Castle, Royal Mile, Cathedral, Parliament, Palace, University buildings

Edinburgh New Town – Georgian buildings set within original 1760′s plan, city centre


Lothian Road – new business district just west of the city centre, mostly new office buildings

Leith Architecture – booming Dock regeneration area, north-east of the city, good for cafes & bars

Edinburgh Park – also called the Gyle, masterplanned by architect Richard Meier, west edge of the city, business park – mostly office buildings

Edinburgh Buildings – Environs – basically anywhere not listed above, around the capital’s villages, suburbs & the Lothians

Edinburgh Walking Tours – description of the key buildings in the capital:

For tours contact Isabelle Lomholt on 07952 149814

Tour Guides trained as architects so no tartan, but plenty of architectural background

Walking Tours since 2001. The most popular walking tour is in the Old Town – we do a range of tours from 2 to 4 hours long and can vary the emphasis from traditioanl to contemporary buildings.

We can arrange accommodation for tours in contemporary quality hotels, dining in a range of good restaurants and suggested evening entertainment, ie the whole package for a fee. We can also provide walking tours information on programme, geographical areas and building types up to a year ahead of trips. For example a group of architects interested in a tour re innovative social housing could be provided with tailored information allowing a programme to be agreed prior to their visit. We can also arrange short talks by architects.

If you only have half a day we suggest you do the Old Town. If you have a whole day do the Old Town and the New Town. If you have transport we suggest you visit the ‘unmissable’ buildings in the full https://www.edinburgharchitecture.co.uk/bdgsinfo”>Edinburgh Architecture Tour

Edinburgh Architecture Studios

Edinburgh Architects
Dance Base
photo © Adrian Welch

Tours in geographic / historic / typological groups – you choose!

Other than the Scottish capital, we have done numerous architecture walking tours around Glasgow over the last few years: Glasgow Walking Tours

We also do Copenhagen architecture walking tours in the Danish capital.

Scottish Capital Building Designs

Contemporary Scottish Capital Property Designs – recent architectural selection below:

Scottish Parliament Building
Scottish Parliament
picture © Keith Hunter

Museum of Scotland

Museum of Scotland photograph
photograph © Adrian Welch

Hotel Missoni Edinburgh

Jenners Store

Harvey Nichols Store

Glasgow Tours

Unsure of building tour location? check at Edinburgh Maps

Comments / photos for the Edinburgh Architecture Tours page welcome

Edinburgh Walking Tours – Building Guide : page