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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
Old Town
+44 7985 070899
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a great tour! Very knowledgeable about Scottish history and Church history. Highly recommended well worth the investment. You will not be disappointed.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Curt J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Paul and Isolde were amazing tour guides with an incredible depth of knowledge. This is a must see tour for anyone interested in the history of Edinburgh and the development of Christianity in Scotland.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Adventure787238
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

As a teenager, I found it very interesting, and it really impacted my perspective. I enjoyed hearing Isolde sing and hearing the history from Paul. I encourage everyone to check it out.

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Voyager30098145225
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

Paul and Isolde gave us the best tour we had in our two week visit to Scotland! Their research and passion is evident, and they have a variety of materials available for purchase along with it. It is well worth the money! Highly Recommended!

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Benjamin B
Reviewed 2 November 2018

Paul & Isolde gave an exceptional tour! It exceeded expectations and educated us with little known history that needs to be told! Highly recommended! Definitely suggest buying their book, DVD, and materials as well. Put this tour on the top of your list!

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Rebecca B
Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

Best tour I’ve ever been on! It is Not a waste of time! Paul is captivating and his wife has an incredible singing voice. Buy their book which is great for older children and adults.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Joel G
Reviewed 26 October 2018

The walking tour took us to some fascinating churches and chapels. Paul's talk while we walked and, sometimes got to sit, was full of history and stories from the past. Edinburgh is such an interesting city and we found his technique of placing us in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank pupgnolc
Reviewed 30 September 2018

We were happy to visit the last tour of this season. My daughter (7) and I really enjoyed it. So many eye opening informations of the Christian roots of this lovely city... I definitely recommend that tour. The guide had a lot of knowledge that...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank roman1221
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

Throughly enjoyed the afternoon with Paul our tour guide. Really interesting information and things to see.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

One of the key highlights of our visit and was amazing in its presentation of the many key benefits of Christianity such as public education and public health services. Human rights came from Christianity too !!!

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Ja-Rn-7
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Old Town
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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
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