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Enlightenment Walking Tour
Discover Edinburgh at the moment it transformed the world of history, science, literature and philosophy. On this private tour, you’ll see a city that was home to an extraordinary concentration of great minds: David Hume, Adam Smith, James Hutton and Walter Scott.

The tour begins in the heart of medieval Edinburgh. The guide will take you through various locations around the Old Town of Edinburgh and the Canongate area, which have links to the men described above, and bring their lives and their ideas to your group! The tour will also take you to the courtyard of the Old College, University of Edinburgh which has ties to the movement.

The enlightenment in Edinburgh transformed philosophy, history, science and literature. From this small stage, a few men laid the foundations of modern economics, and inspired great leaps for modern medicine. But how did Scotland’s capital gain its reputation as the Athens of the North? And what was it about the city that inspired so many thinkers?

This tour will start/finish at Hilton Edinburgh Carlton
Tour will depart on foot at 14.00
Tour duration is 1 hour 45 minutes
Tour finishes at approx. 15.45
Minimum participants: 16
Maximum participants: 20
Price £17.00