The Edinburgh Walking Tour Company
Fabulous Tours in Edinburgh
We can take you on a light hearted walking tour of Old Town or New Town, or both, where we recount tales true and tall that make up the fascinating history and life of the city, as we explore the highways and byways, the old and the new. Edinburgh Castle towers above us as we make our way through the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh.
We take in the ancient taverns of both towns that played such an important part in the social scene of all social classes. Tales of politics and religion are also told with a sort of famous ghost as well!!
We also take ghost tours, historical tours, Harry Potter tours; and themed tours to suit our clients' needs, such as the Scottish Enlightenment, architectural, religious and literary tours.
Tours are normally in the evening but we are very willing to take tours throughout the day; we can do tailored tours at most times to suit you, all we are are ask are that bookings are for 4 people or more.
Our usual length of tour is from one to one and a half hours but, we will customise the length of tour to meet your needs.
We are professional Scottish Tourist Guides and members of the Scottish Tourist Guides Association. All references can be obtained from the Scottish Tourist Guides Association.
This tour is part of our 'Jekyll and Hyde ' tour,taking in the famous 18th century murderers,who killed innocent people in Edinburgh’s 'Old Town' for financial gain by selling their corpses to the medical school of Edinburgh University.
We tell their story and the tales of the darker side of Old Edinburgh’s past by taking you deep into the narrow side streets,closes and winds.
Robert Louis Stevenson,the 19th century writer,based his famous novel 'Jekyll and Hyde 'on the sinister background of society in the 18th and 19th centuries.
We explore Stevenson's thinking as to how he wrote this famous novel.
This is a tour of the late 18th and early 19th centuries in Edinburgh exploring how the 'Enlightenment 'and the 'Age of Reason ' occurred.
We take in the stories of the changes in attitude in society throughout the establishment and academic circles.
How such great people, like Adam Smith,David Hume and James Hutton all came to academic prominence plus many more.
How Edinburgh became the centre of academic brilliance and how these great men left their mark on the world for years to come.
On this tour,we walk the darker streets and closes of Old Edinburgh ,telling the history of how witchcraft became so prevalent in society in medieval times.
The guide will show the areas of torture and execution for those accused of witchcraft and also where these unfortunate souls have come back to haunt the city.
Tales of how this all began will be explained whilst guiding our visitors through this eerie tour.
This takes in the 'New Town ' of Edinburgh,celebrating get its 250 the anniversary in 2017.
We tell the story of how this incredible area of Georgian architecture came to be,show the buildings that were planned,designed and built and the stories of the people who lived in them and how a new society was born.
A guided tour in the 'Old Town' of Edinburgh exploring the graveyards,buildings,history and people who helped inspire the writing of this famous character.
This is a light hearted walking tour of Old and/or New Town Edinburgh relating the stories of the very different citizens who lived there over many years. We take in politics, religion and the varied ways of life enjoyed by the different social classes and how the drinking taverns were such an important part of the culture of the city.