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You'll start at
Princes Mall
Princes Mall, 3 Princes St, Edinburgh EH2 2QP, UKMeet your guide outside of Princes Mall, next to Costa Coffee. Your guide will stand next to the beacon saying "Waverley Mall" and have an orange sign with "Architecture Tours" written on it.
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  • 1
    St Giles' Cathedral
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 2
    National Museum of Scotland
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 3
    Gladstone's Land
    Stop: 5 minutes -
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  • 4
    The Scottish Parliament
    Stop: 20 minutes -
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You'll end at
Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh EH8 8AZ, UK
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Important Information
Departure Point
Princes Mall, 3 Princes St, Edinburgh EH2 2QP, UK
Duration
2h 30m
Return Details
Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh EH8 8AZ, UK
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  • Local taxes
  • Local guide
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Edinburgher wrote a review Mar 2020
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We loved it all! We did the New Town tour earlier in the year as part of Doors Open Day and really appreciated it. This was a treat for my husband's birthday. We live in Edinburgh, know a bit about the development of the city, and it was fantastic to hear how the different
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Rob P wrote a review Jan 2020
Washington DC, District of Columbia23 contributions6 helpful votes
The Old Town tour with Agustina was fantastic! I was very lucky that since I visited during Edinburgh's winter off-season it was a de facto private tour. Agustina is very knowledgeable about architecture and conservation and even has multiple masters degrees in these subjects.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from Cobble_Tales, Owner at Architecture Tour of Edinburgh Old Town
Responded 3 Feb 2020
Thank you for your kind words, we are very happy you enjoyed the tour and learnt lots about Edinburgh! Best wishes, Olga, M.Arch | Founder of Cobble Tales
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Val M wrote a review Dec 2019
Brecon, United Kingdom24 contributions17 helpful votes
Just been on this tour withAugustine. She had so many interesting stories ad explanations about the big sites as well as quirky out of the way nooks and crannies. I loved this tour even on a cold damp December morning. It was like a private tour as there was only 2 of us in the
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from Cobble_Tales, Owner at Architecture Tour of Edinburgh Old Town
Responded 3 Feb 2020
Thank you! We are very happy you enjoyed your gift! Best regards, Olga M.Arch | Founder of Cobble Tales
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alpennyworth wrote a review Oct 2019
Wilmette, Illinois43 contributions17 helpful votes
I went on an Old Town tour with Augustina a few days ago. She is very knowledgeable and takes you to see a wide range of significant buildings all the way down the Royal Mile, leading you to buildings you would never find on your own. It's a great way to learn about the
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from Cobble_Tales, Owner at Architecture Tour of Edinburgh Old Town
Responded 2 Oct 2019
Thank you! We are so glad you enjoyed the visit!
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Edith wrote a review Sep 2019
Edinburgh, United Kingdom1 contribution
This route blends nicely the architectural quintessence along the Royal Mile area. What a pleasure to revisit it with the sets of valuable knowledge and fascinating titbit of the old town buildings. Thanks Marie for the proficient explanations and for sharing her professional
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from Cobble_Tales, Owner at Architecture Tour of Edinburgh Old Town
Responded 29 Sep 2019
Thank you so much for your kind words of feedback!
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About the operator

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By: Cobble Tales
nimetanu
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Insightful tour with an exclusive entry to a private park!
We had a private tour just for our family. The guide was great with the kids, but me and my architect wife also lea
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Birutattt
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Amazing tour even for architecture newbies
Me and my hubby love architecture but don't really know much about it. On this tour our guide Olga was amazing at e
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Tartqueen
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Good idea but not brilliantly executed
I was bought this tour as a gift and although architecture isn't really my 'thing' I decided to give it a try. I fo
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Bobby M
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Walking Tour of Old Town Edinburgh
An outstanding 3 hour walk hosted by Olga Gogoleva, a trained architect and instructor at Edinburgh University in a
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nuidler
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Edinburgh Walking Tours
Recently went on two Cobbletale tours - first with Olga covering the New Town and then the next day with Augustina
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PernilleB34
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Studytrip to Edinburgh
Our delegation from the Danish real estate and contruction industry, had a fantastic ecxperience with Olga, our gui
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Wixy75
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Very interesting and informative tour for visitors and locals alike
Olga’s credentials as an architect and teacher make her the perfect tour guide for this most interesting and well r
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Maria35
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Great tour from a very knowledgeable guide
Two of us did this tour while attending the Fringe Festival during August. It was very interesting, even for peopl
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hilifeliving
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A great tour with Marie!
I really enjoyed this tour, even though we got some very stereotypical Scottish weather at the beginning haha! The
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Tony L
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One Of The Most Interesting Walking Tours We've Ever Done!
We met Olga one sunny morning in August along with our fellow tour enthusiasts, to embark upon a delightful stroll
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judy c
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Wonderful way to spend a couple of hours
What a pleasant couple of hours with Olga, an architect who is a natural, enthusiastic tour guide. Dean Village is
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Edguzia
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Lovely tour
Had a great time on a Dean village tour during the festival. Agustina, a very lively guide, who studies architectur
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Booklover100
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Good tour potentially but guides vary
We were looking forward to this tour which some friends had done and recommended but were disappointed. This area
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LDA173
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History and architecture
I did the 5 hour tour with Olga and loved it all. Despite the difficult weather. Olga reached out to us the day bef
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CarolA1999
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informing and very interesting
if you want to learn about dean village and the history about it this tour is for you the building are lovely and i
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