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Cobble Tales

Open today: 09:00 - 19:00
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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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| Edinburgh iCentre, Edinburgh, Scotland
Princes Street and Gardens
+44 131 210 0091
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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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Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked this wonderful tour during our 2nd visit to Edinburgh. Olga is an excellent teacher in her guide-role, and is able to help her 'students' make connections with their prior knowledge and experiences. We discovered the architectural influences and historical reasons for the development...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My girlfriend and I had an amazing couple of hours with Olga, discovering all the hidden secrets of Edinburgh's architecture on The Old Town walk. She was one of the best guides we've ever had on a walk, and we could have happily carried on...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a fantastic tour through Dean Village. The tour guide was nice, eloquent, and very knowledgeable not missing some good taste of humour. Well worth it. Would highly recommend.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did the walk with Olga when we were in Edinburgh for the Fringe. It was a real highlight of our visit and we would never have visited this area without booking this walk. It is a wonderful walk and Olga was a super knowledgable...More

Thank Nicky M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Olga took us to Dean's Village and pointed out many aspects which we would not have found by ourselves. Her architectural knowledge made the walk fascinating.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although I have been an Edinburgh resident for over thirty years and had even walked along much of the route, I found this tour (taken as an Edinburgh Fringe event) gave me a great new insight to the buildings, ruins and sights along the way....More

Thank BethR
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very impressed with the quality of this guided walk. Lots of intriguing information, with detail it would be hard to find out for yourself. Really put this part of the city into a fascinating historical and architectural context. The guide was excellent, he knew his...More

Thank greave2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I thoroughly enjoyed the Dean Village tour with Cobble Tales. Our guide - don't remember his name, but he was of Belgian descent - was very knowledgeable, friendly and smiley. Even in an emergency that took place during the tour, he acted professionally and kept...More

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