Edinburgh Tours, Scottish Guide, Architecture, Walking, Building, City Walks

Edinburgh Building Tours

Architecture Guide to the Scottish Capital + east of Scotland

Edinburgh Walking Tours – information further down this page

Edinburgh Tours – Online

1. All
All featured buildings in one big list:
Edinburgh Tour

Scottish Parliament Edinburgh
building photo © Adrian Welch

2. Geographic
Featured buildings in geographic groups:

Old Town

New Town

Lothian Road


Edinburgh Park


Check architecture tour locations at Maps

3. Type
Featured buildings in building typological groups:

Edinburgh Churches

Edinburgh Houses

Edinburgh Housing

Edinburgh Hotels

Edinburgh Offices

Edinburgh Restaurant

Edinburgh Tours – On foot

Edinburgh Walking Tours – description of the key buildings in the Scottish capital:
Contact Isabelle Lomholt on

Eleven years’ tour experience, guides trained as architects

We can provide advice ahead of trips re accommodation, dining and of course types and areas of buildings for the tour.

We can also provide architecture tours information on geographical areas, building types and chronological types. For example a group of architects interested in innovative social housing could be provided with tailored information allowing a programme to be agreed prior to their visit.

Museum of Scotland Edinburgh
building photograph © Adrian Welch

Our most popular Edinburgh Walking Tour is the Old Town tour. On this tour we look at contemporary architecture within the context of the historic environment, with information on buildings + architects. The tour winds through the mix of medieval to modern buildings. A typical architecture tour lasts three hours long though most walking tours like to have a coffee break so three and a half hours is often best.

We also do walking tours through the New Town that usually take an hour, focusing on Georgian architecture in Charlotte Square, Moray Place and St Andrew Square. The New Town tends to be busier and noisier and with areas of little architectural interest but tour groups that have more than one day in the capital are advised to visit this historic area. Occasionally we also tour in the historic centre of Leith. Leith is the capital’s docks area and requires transport to get there.

Architects for key buildings are often available to meet with the tour group and talk visitors through their designs. We also do Edinburgh Bus Tours which allow visits to more outlying buildings.

We also organise walking tours in Glasgow, London and Copenhagen.

Key Edinburgh Buildings


Scottish Parliament

Hotel Missoni Edinburgh

New Town Harvey Nichols

Edinburgh Walking Tours – Recent Visits

2013 Tours
Swedish architects tour, Chinese planners tour

2012 Tours
English tour, Danish architects tour, International tours

2011 Tours
Dutch architects tour, Norwegian architects tour, Swedish engineers tour

2010 Tours
Swedish architects tour, Dutch architects tour, AIA UK tour

2009 Tours
English tour, Dutch architects tour, Norwegian tour, International tours

2008 Tours
Cologne architects tour, London tour, Danish architects tour, Glasgow tour, Dutch tours

2007 Tours
Bath tour, London architects tour, American architectural association tours

2006 Tours
two English architects tours, two Scottish tours, Swedish tour, Swiss architects tour, German tour, Spanish tour, American architects tour

Edinburgh Airport

Edinburgh Property

Glasgow Architecture Tours

Buildings / photos for the Edinburgh Architecture Tours page welcome

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