Edinburgh New Town and the Scottish Enlightenment

by Virtual Scotland
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  • Location
    Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Duration
  • Language(s)
    • English


Explore the elegant Georgian streets of the New Town of Edinburgh with Mike. This will be a series of tours as we take our time to wander throughout the town. We will admire the Georgian and Victorian architecture of some of the important historical building such as the Assembly Rooms. Edinburgh is a city of statues of key influential characters from the Scottish Enlightenment. Some are very quirky and odd.

The New Town began in 1767 for the propose of building a more comfortable living place for the residents of Edinburgh. We will start from St Andrew Square then work our way down George Street. Then we will take some detours down Rose street and Princes street. Eventually making our way to Charlotte Square. We will do this on a weekly bases until see all you need to know about the first phase on the New Town. (image credit: Visit Scotland)


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Mike ORourke
Virtual Scotland

Mike is a Qualified Blue Badge Guide in Scotland . He has been guiding now for about 10 years and loving it. Mike is an enthusiast about Scottish History and enjoys tell stories of characters such as Robert the Bruce and Mary Queen of Scots. He lives in Edinburgh and passionate about the cities Old and New Towns. The old town is full of medieval history and has an underground city. A great place for those who like dark history and ghosts.

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