Edinburgh is epic in every sense – its architecture, history, culture, and stories are the rival of any fantasy series. In fact, it’s often been their source material! Discover the best of it with me as your personal guide through the wynds of the medieval Old Town. Along the way we’ll explore:

  • The story of the Black Dinner at Edinburgh Castle, which inspired the infamous ‘Red Wedding’ in Game of Thrones
  • Witches, warlocks, superstitions, and the punishments for dancing with the devil
  • The morbidly marvellous Greyfriar’s Kirkyard, where bodies were snatched from graves and JK Rowling found ‘inspiration’ from the names on the stones – Thomas Riddell, anyone?
  • The heroic last stand of the Gododdin and Edinburgh’s transformation from a Celtic capital to an Anglian frontier
  • How knowledge and ideas transcended social classes on the heaving High Street and gave rise to the Scottish Enlightenment – and much, much more!

I personalise every tour, meaning we can be as detailed or down-to-basics as you like. I’m always happy to keep in touch with recommendations for the rest of your trip, too – and can at the very least point you towards some cracking castles! I can also serve as a guide on specialised tours to other destinations in Scotland for schools and large coach groups, so long as a driver is provided.

If you want to get a feel for what a walking tour with me is like, check out some of my Periscope videos. They’re streamed live and I often do them from historic corners of Edinburgh (is there any corner in this city that isn’t historic?). Click here to join me on a walk through the heart of the Old Town.

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