TRAVEL THROUGH SCOTLAND

with Jean Blair

Guild of Tourist Guides in LondonDriver Guilding AssociationBlair of that Ilk CrestScottish Tourist Guides Association: Jean Blair - Member of the Scottish Tourist Guides Association

Edinburgh

Edinburgh is a city that is very easy to walk around, tours can be either walking or driving or both.
Exploring the Old and the New Town of Edinburgh.

Tours can be for 4 hours – half day or 8 hours – full day.

Old Town of Edinburgh

Royal Mile – the old street connecting Edinburgh Castle with Royal Palace of Holyrood House, walking into the closes ( alleyways) hearing all the wee stories about the people who lived here in olden times.

Visiting Edinburgh Castle, home to the “Honours of Scotland” ( Scottish Crown Jewels), John Knox House St Giles Kirk Palace of Holyrood House, the Queen’s Gallery, The Scottish Parliament, National Museum of Scotland, the Art Galleries of Scotland, Greyfriars Kirk, Greyfriars Bobby, Canongate Kirk.

The Georgian New Town

Building started in 1767, the New Town is still home to many residents, designer shops, bars and restaurants and many businesses. Drive through the elegant streets of the New Town passing the home of Robert Louis Stevenson, Sir Walter Scott, passing the Oxford bar, favourite of Inspector Rebus from the novels of Ian Rankin.

Visiting the Georgian House, Scottish Portrait Gallery, shopping in George Street and Multrees Walk.

Drive around Holyrood Park,,stopping to admire magnificent views to the East Coast and to the Old Town of Edinburgh, Drive to the Port of Leith, great trading port of times gone by, now being regenerated, great restaurants, shopping mall and The Royal Yacht Britannia, the yacht formerly belonging to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, we can on board to see what life was like when this magnificent ship sailed many times around the world, many world statesmen of the past have been guests on board.

Areas in Edinburgh to walk – Royal Botanical Gardens, Water of Leith, Holyrood Park