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The Ultimate Private Black Taxi Edinburgh Tour

Edinburgh, Scotland

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Highlights

  • Family friendly
  • Tour is wheelchair accessible
  • Hotel pickup included
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver

Overview

Visit the village where Robert Louis Stevenson played as a boy. See the places that became his inspiration in his novels. Take photographs of The Forth Rail Bridge and the remains of the Roman Fort at Cramond. Hear about Sir George MacRae and the professional footballers who joined his battalion to fight on the Somme.

See Edinburgh Castle. Your Guide will explain the great history of the Castle to you before allowing you to stroll around inside the Castle (entrance fee extra). The Grand Old Duke of York, find out why the Royal Mile got its name, hear about the wizard Major Weir the notorious Deacon Brodie, the beautiful Lady Stair and the tragic Mary Queen of Scots. Visit the scene of the Begbie murder and the Porteous Riot.

Visit the site of public executions. Hear the chilling story of Burke and Hare murderers but known as grave robbers, Half Hangit Maggie Dickson and the Greyfriars Bobby.Tour the World Heritage site find out the need for a new town and its influence. The Disruption of the Church and the formation of the Free Church the characters Earl Haig, Henry Melville, Henry Brougham, James Clerk Maxwell, Sir Nigel Gresley. Take a photo outside the school were James Bond attended and where Sean Connery delivered the milk.

Hear the intriguing story of the Moor of Morrocco and the tragic story of James MacIvor. Learn about David Hume philosopher Adam Smith economist, Elsie Inglis nursing pioneer find out why Britannia was on British coins up to decimalisation and who was she. James Braidwood fire fighter who started London Fire Brigade Characters George Heriot, Peter Williamson (Indian Peter) Lord Monboddo. Why is a gun fired every day (except Sunday) at one oclock. Visit the place that became the inspiration for Treasure Island. Hear About Deacon Brodie inspiration for Dr. Jekll & Mr Hyde.Find out why the Town Council built a church to block view of Sir Walter Scott’s vision for schooling. See the Macia Blaine School for Girls as in film The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie and of course the places that J.K.Rowling lived, worked and wrote Harry Potter in.

Lunch during the day is in a 300 year old pub (own expense).

Information

Includes:
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Excludes:
  • Entrance fees
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (recommended)
Additional Info:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Meeting Point

Centrally located Edinburgh Hotel
Departure Time:
9am
Return Details:
Central Edinburgh or hotel
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