What you'll do
Get ready to explore a part of Edinburgh that is known to very few visitors. As a local of this community, I will be taking you on a 2-3 mile walk, you will adventure through historical villages and discover Instragram-worthy secret streets. We will start in Charlotte Square, then wander through West End where you can see local pubs and see famous streets features in movie sets. From there we will walk to the stunning Dean Village and explore an old milling village and hear stories of what made it flourish. Then, traveling along the Water of Leith walkway, where we will take in the beauty of Edinburgh’s largest private garden and visit a 229 year old well and discover why it is guarded by the Goddess of Health. We will also get to go into the private Dean Gardens - something unique that no other tour offers! From there, we will explore the surrounding streets of Stockbridge where we will discover some of the most photogenic and exclusive streets in the city! Finishing the tour off with a drink, we make our way back up to Queen Street; sending you on your way back in New Town. The walk is mostly flat and will be at an easy pace as we will be stopping along the way to learn historic facts and connect to local knowledge.
Hi, I'm Meghan and I have been a guide to many UK and American cities for nearly decade. I love meeting new people and sharing my local area of Edinburgh with those keen to discover it! As a resident of this area, I have special insight to local knowledge. My tours are focused on showing you the hidden gems of the city and pairing it with its rich, local history. You'll get to see places very few tourists visit and learn new facts about the area that bring the city to life. I enjoy getting to meet people from all over the world, welcoming them to a city and making a connection. This tour will be fun, historical and filled with Instragram-worthy shots!
Optional for guests, we will stop at local pub where they have a whiskey shelf. Guests will be able to partake in "Hoop of…
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Where you'll be
We will begin the walk at Charlotte Square and from there we will make our way down to Dean Village. After that we will take in the beauty of Edinburgh’s largest private gardens and the Water of Leith walkway. Then, we will explore Stockbridge where we will discover some of the most photogenic streets in the city. Finally, we will head back into New Town and complete the tour near Queen Street.
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
This is a walk through a beautiful part of the city. Be prepared to be moving for about 1 and a half hours to 2 hours. There will be frequent breaks and time for refreshments at the end!
Stunning city walk, Stockbridge and Dean