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A tour to prove that Edinburgh is an outstanding city

Starting in a church called St. Columba's Free Church of Scotland, Paul, the tour guide greets you... read more

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Andrew A
Still the best tour in Edinburgh

My 4th time with Paul and Isolda. Awesome getting back into the Magdalene chapel. One of the oldest... read more

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We offer 2 types of tours: 1) Walking tours (1-2hrs) in the centre of Edinburgh in the footsteps of Covenanters, reformers and history-makers, delivered by a guide dressed as a medieval monk. This includes exclusive sites only available with SoS...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
1 Johnston Terrace | St. Columba's Free Church of Scotland, Edinburgh EH1 2PW, Scotland
Old Town
+44 7985 070899
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Reviewed today

Starting in a church called St. Columba's Free Church of Scotland, Paul, the tour guide greets you dressed in a monk's robe and ready to give you a tour which highlights the incredibly rich history of the city, moving from century to century. I must...More

Thank Andrew A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My 4th time with Paul and Isolda. Awesome getting back into the Magdalene chapel. One of the oldest buildings in Edinburgh. Amazing how much we owe this city for the things we take for granted in the West!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a brilliant experience very informative with emphasis on the Christian Heritage handed down to our generation. Wonderful to hear from a well informed historian with an excellent depth of knowledge and love for souls. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyed our morning tour with Paul. Paul's knowledge and enthusiasm for sharing the Christian heritage of Edinburgh was a pleasure to listen too.

1  Thank hazelmcfarland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This 90-minute walking tour facinatingly blends the complicated intersecting history of religion and politics in Edinburgh and how the impact spread through Scotland and into America. Paul brings a wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm to a walking tour in Old Town. After the tour there...More

1  Thank zeigleriv
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed being able to join a Soul of Scotland tour during the Fringe. Very informative and engaging! Paul’s storytelling and Isolde’s singing brought the spiritual history of Edinburgh alive!

1  Thank Gareth H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So glad we managed to fit in this tour! Fascinating historical insights were brought alive by Paul. It brought home the debt we owe to Scottish Christians who shaped our lives by their discoveries.

1  Thank sandybauld
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although an Edinburgh resident I wanted to beef-up my knowledge of the spiritual heritage of the city. Paul has an encyclopaedic knowledge of all eras of the religious history of Edinburgh. This tour probably concentrated on the 3 big eras: Reformation, Covenanting period and 19th...More

1  Thank David M
Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

Excellent presentation and very informative. This is a must if you are visiting Edinburgh, Scotland. Well done.

1  Thank BrianB2944
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

What a fantastic tour Paul and Isolde really bring the history to life . I was blown away with the detail and knowledge of the guide . Having been on quite a few tours of Edinburgh I can honestly say this is the best historical...More

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