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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
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
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!
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
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
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
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
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.