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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 2 weeks ago

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

1  Thank roman1221
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

1  Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 !!!

1  Thank Ja-Rn-7
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Soul of Scotland did an amazing job with their tour of the Christian heritage of Scotland. Paul is extremely knowledgeable, his wife's singing voice is beautiful and their dog Abby is precious.

1  Thank pepp862018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Starting in a church called St. Columba's Free Church of Scotland, Paul, the tour guide greets you dressed in a monk's robe and ready to give you a tour which highlights the incredibly rich history of the city, moving from century to century. I must...More

1  Thank Andrew A
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

My 4th time with Paul and Isolda. Awesome getting back into the Magdalene chapel. One of the oldest buildings in Edinburgh. Amazing how much we owe this city for the things we take for granted in the West!

1  Thank Bcmaburge
Reviewed 5 September 2018

This was a brilliant experience very informative with emphasis on the Christian Heritage handed down to our generation. Wonderful to hear from a well informed historian with an excellent depth of knowledge and love for souls. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

1  Thank lillianmcfarland
Reviewed 5 September 2018

Really enjoyed our morning tour with Paul. Paul's knowledge and enthusiasm for sharing the Christian heritage of Edinburgh was a pleasure to listen too.

1  Thank hazelmcfarland
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

This 90-minute walking tour facinatingly blends the complicated intersecting history of religion and politics in Edinburgh and how the impact spread through Scotland and into America. Paul brings a wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm to a walking tour in Old Town. After the tour there...More

1  Thank zeigleriv
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed being able to join a Soul of Scotland tour during the Fringe. Very informative and engaging! Paul’s storytelling and Isolde’s singing brought the spiritual history of Edinburgh alive!

1  Thank Gareth H
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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its
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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