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Cobble Tales

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Our visitors enjoy learning the history of Edinburgh through the eyes of an architect, as architecture becomes a canvas for narrating the complexities of social and political background. Curated and led by three architects/architecture graduates...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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| Edinburgh iCentre, Edinburgh, Scotland
Princes Street and Gardens
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I've had other architecture tours across Europe in the past, and this one really ranks at the top. Instead of just throwing facts one after the other and move on to the next building like some do, our guide connected the dots in the New...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We joined Olga & Christina for a walking tour of Edinburgh New Town. The tour introduced us to the town planning, design and architecture of the New Town. We were novices to Georgian architecture but this added to the enjoyment of the tour. Olga encouraged...More

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Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Graduate student Nick took us on an informative tour along the waters of Leith through Dean's Village. We learned so much about the City and exploring an area most guidebooks ignore. A great tour for those wanting to go deeper into the history and architecture...More

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Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 5 November 2018

It was fascinating to learn about all the influences on Edinburgh’s architecture, from brochs and baronial castles to Le Corbusier. My friend and I are both local but without much knowledge of architecture, so the tour of the Old Town shed new light on familiar...More

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Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 24 October 2018

Our guide was very informative about the historic landscape and the remarkable architecture in this area. She was able to answer all our questions and she had a real passion for her subject. We had a great walk along the beautiful Water of Leith and...More

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Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 11 October 2018

Our tour guide, Nick, was great. He was very knowledgable, easy to keep up with (I am a complete novice to architecture) but challenging to others, and made exploring the city a thoroughly enjoyable experience. Thank you Nick!

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Date of experience: October 2018
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Olga G, Owner at Cobble Tales, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2018

Thank you for your kind words, will pass it on to Nick!

Reviewed 11 October 2018

Really excellent and informative private tour. Nick (a PhD Architecture student) and my architect father found lots to talk about in the planning and detailing of the New Town, but the tour was also fascinating for the rest of us. Even though I have lived...More

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Date of experience: October 2018
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Olga G, Owner at Cobble Tales, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2018

So happy your family enjoyed the experience!

Reviewed 9 October 2018

An excellent tour of Edinburgh's old town with a knowledgeable and engaging tour guide, accompanying a small group of four.

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Date of experience: October 2018
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Olga G, Owner at Cobble Tales, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review!

Reviewed 17 September 2018

Olga our lovely guide tour isA professional guide with knowledge, interesting and attentiveI strongly recommend a tour with her.A great option to get to know Edinburgh.Thank you very much , we love to be with you !Orna & Avi

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Date of experience: August 2018
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Olga G, Owner at Cobble Tales, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2018

It was my pleasure! Greetings from now rainy Edinburgh!

Reviewed 13 September 2018

We received this tour as a gift and having visited Edinburgh on numerous occasions we thought we knew a lot of the history etc, but thanks to our enthusiastic and knowledgable guide it brought a different perspective to old Edinburgh history. Our guide, who informed...More

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Date of experience: September 2018
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Olga G, Owner at Cobble Tales, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2018

Thank you for you kind words!

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