Scottish Architectural Guides - Lothian Building Walks
Edinburgh Architecture Walking Tours
- 01620 825722
WALKING TOURS OF EDINBURGH'S TRADITIONAL + CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE
Edinburgh Walking Tours since 2001, in the Scottish Capital
Our most popular Edinburgh Walking Tour is the Old Town. We look at contemporary architecture within the context of the historic environment, with information on buildings + architects. The Old Town tour typically takes 3 hours and takes in buildings such as the Scottish Parliament and the Museum of Scotland. Contemporary buildings such as Dance Base and the Scottish Storytelling Centre are also popular with visitors.
We also do New Town walking tours and occasionally guide in the historic centre of Leith where there is a range of ancient and contemporary Scottish architecture. We also do Edinburgh Bus Tours which allow visits to more outlying buildings in the city.
We can provide advice ahead of trips re accommodation, dining and of course types and areas of buildings that can be visited on your Scottish architectural tour.
We can arrange accommodation in contemporary quality hotels, dining in a range of good restaurants and suggested evening entertainment, ie the whole package for a fee. We can also provide Scottish architecture walking tours information on programme, geographical areas and building types up to a year ahead of trips. For example a group of architects interested in innovative social housing in Scotland or Scottish office buildings could be provided with tailored information allowing an architecture tour programme to be agreed prior to their visit to Scotland.
Visitors can be met from the airport, their accommodation, or at the starting point of their tour. Edinburgh Walking Tours can simply be a guided tour of the capital's new & historic architecture. The guided Tour can be backed up by hand-outs and experts for buildings of special interest, for example a project architect of a certain building.
A standard architecture tour proforma allows a tailored service, eg for larger groups a second guide may be required on the architectural tour, some groups are not interested in anything other than the architecture in Scotland.
Other than Edinburgh, we have done numerous architecture walking tours around Glasgow over the last few years.
Oh yes, we had a splendid time in Scotland, thanks to you, Colin, and your beautiful country.
Vennlige hilsener fra, Øyvind
Edinburgh Bus + Walking Tour - Reference 24 Oct 2005
Thank you so very much for the spectacular job that you did for NBBJ Architects! They were so impressed with you and enjoyed the afternoon so much. I think they would like to send you a proper thank you and also keep in touch. I hope we meet next time - I will certainly ask you to lead any groups that I have in Scotland in the future!
Very best regards, SB for NBBJ Architects
Edinburgh Tours - Reference 19 Nov, 2003
Dear Adrian and Isabelle,
Your warm welcome for us in Edinburgh was much appreciated by all. Our post-trip surveys ranked the Scotland tour as one of the very best we have ever offered.
The arrangements you made for Chicago Architecture Foundation were superb. The walking tours with you and Isabelle gave us good insight into the architectural scene, historic and modern. It has been a great pleasure to work with you,
Barry Sears, Special Tours Consultant and Tour Leader
Chicago Architecture Foundation
Recent walks in the Scottish capital we've organised:
Swiss, Northern Irish, German, Dutch walking tours
Edinburgh Walking Tours for Swedish, Norwegian and American visitors
Edinburgh Walking Tours for Norwegian, French and Spanish groups plus a bus + walking tour for an English group
Edinburgh Walking Tours for Dutch, American, Norwegian and International visitors
Cologne walking + bus tour, London, Danish, Glasgow, Italian walking tour
Edinburgh Walking Tours for Bath, London and American groups
two English walking tours, two Scottish tours, Swedish, Swiss, German bus tour, Spanish, American walking tour
repeat visit to Scotland from the Architects Association of Catalonia; a group of 73 Swedish architects & engineers from White Architects; a group of architecture students from England; 42 architects from Lyon; German architecture studio, Architects from NBBJ in the USA, Spanish architect office, numerous UK architectural tour groups, Russian architects, 40 Dutch architects.
In previous years we have done Edinburgh Walking Tours for 22 members of the Chicago Architecture Foundation, the Royal Society of Dutch Architects, 18 Ukrainian architects, 52 Dutch architects, 12 members of the Architects Association of Catalonia, Bartlett Architecture students and an architectural walking tour for Dublin planners.
Edinburgh Walking Tour : contact us on 01620 825722 to book your architectural tour of Scotland