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Enlightened Tours Scotland

Edinburgh, Scotland
+44 7803 787161
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Hugo left us hungry for more!

Hugo is an enthusiastic and incredibly knowledgable guide. Engaging and welcoming to my (many... read more

Reviewed 19 February 2017
Lizi N
via mobile
Even a local learns lots

Hugo was passionate about articulating the connection between the thinking of the Enlightenment and... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2015
Annecatherine
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Enlightened Tours Scotland walking tours transport you to Edinburgh's Golden Age with a range of richly informative tours of the New Town. Incisive commentary, thorough research and expert guides explore the people, places and ideas that helped shape the modern world and built a remarkable city: the Athens of the North. Headline tour "Enlightenment! A Walking Tour of Edinburgh's New Town in The Age of Reason" tells the story of the creation of Edinburgh's historic New Town during the Scottish Enlightenment. From the social pressures and utopian dreams that birthed this graceful new city to the 'men of genius' who thronged its avenues, this headline tour is the ideal introduction to a fascinating period of history crackling with intellectual excitement and artistic achievement. In addition, to the headline tour, bespoke options tailored to your specifications and focusing on particular aspects of the Scottish Enlightenment or the Old and New Towns are available by appointment. Enlightened! Tours Scotland is the New Town tour company.
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19 Feb 2017
“Hugo left us hungry for more!”
16 Aug 2015
“Even a local learns lots”
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Edinburgh, Scotland
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Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Hugo is an enthusiastic and incredibly knowledgable guide. Engaging and welcoming to my (many) questions he led us through the new town, in and around buildings we hadn't even noticed before. We finished the tour with a better understanding of the enlightenment and the curiosity...More

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Reviewed 16 August 2015

Hugo was passionate about articulating the connection between the thinking of the Enlightenment and the architecture of Edinburgh New Town. We went at a brisk pace. He was engaging with the American in our party, the architecture undergraduate, and the town planner - we all...More

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Reviewed 13 April 2015

Hugo has an encyclopaedic knowledge of The New Town which he shares with passion, interest and humour. I hugely recommend this tour as a good way to see and re-live Edinburgh of the 1800s .

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Reviewed 8 December 2014

This was one of the most enlightening experiences of my life outside of meeting up with a lost tribe in the Amazon some years back. The guide was a veritable genius and his repertoire a feast for our ears and minds. Surely we have a...More

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Reviewed 4 December 2014

My wife and I are Edinburgh residents, so when my mother-in-law visited we thought this would be an interesting tour for her. She's in her late 70s, but our guide (Hugo) went at a nice speed, and she very much enjoyed herself. Hugo has some...More

3  Thank Colin5552
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Reviewed 1 December 2014

Having never been to Edinburgh before I found this tour really useful! Friendly guide and it was fascinating getting to look round the historic sights of Edinburgh.

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Reviewed 25 November 2014

Like most visitors to Edinburgh I was greatly struck by the difference between the 'Old Toun' and the New Town. This tour explained the whole story of how the New Town came to be built and some of the great figures of the Scottish Enlightenment.

2  Thank Simon F
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