Old Town, New Town

Old Town, New Town takes in the sights of the medieval Old Town and the splendour of the Georgian New Town.

Highlights include:

  • A Journey from under the ramparts of Edinburgh Castle to the site of the medieval city’s walls.
  • The garden of Greyfriars, gifted to the city by Mary Queen of Scots in the 16th century.
  • Greyfriars Bobby.
  • Interesting and artisan shops leading to the Grassmarket, where many of Edinburgh’s criminals came to a grizzly end.
  • The West End and the preserved architectural masterpiece that is the Georgian New Town, covering an area larger than those of York, Chester, Bath and Chichester added together – with helpful information on inventors, military and political leaders, scientists and physicians as well as literary and philanthropic greats that were resident here in the past.
  • The Water of Leith and the charming Dean Village.