Villages of Edinburgh

Villages of Edinburgh


Delve into Edinburgh’s storied past with a visit to the villages that once surrounded the city! Most visitors to Edinburgh get to explore the Old and New Towns, which are rightly world famous. Yet lying just to the north within easy walking distance are seven separate village communities which predate the building of the New Town. These historic villages were gradually subsumed in the 18th and 19th centuries, but they have left traces for us to discover. The Villages of Edinburgh walk explores these settlements, providing a unique perspective on the city and its past.

Each walk is around four miles and takes in pleasant riverside paths and secret areas not often found by the casual visitor!

This tour with John Stewart-Young, former Head of Museums in Dundee and a Director of Dundee Industrial Heritage, is suitable for ages 16 and up.

£125 (for up to six people which is the maximum number for this tour) From outside the old Calton graveyard - Mondays and Tuesdays and other days by arrangement - booking essential