greenyonder tours

Edinburgh New Town

Grecian Temple in East Queen Street Garden

Discover the grandeur of Georgian Edinburgh through buildings and gardens designed to impress.


Last year, 2017, was the 250th anniversary of the adoption of James Craig's plan for a 'planned, élite suburb' which would eventually separate Edinburgh into 'Old' and 'New' Towns. To celebrate, Greenyonder Tours collected stories of some of the people who made the New Town - from the architects and builders, servants and high heid yins, to gardeners and radical campaigners.


This year, we are extending the route of this tour to explore a little further into what's called the Second New Town, down Dundas and Howe Streets.


See beyond the railings: each tour will include a visit to a privately-owned New Town garden.


Edinburgh New TownNew Town pillarNew Town Garden Pond



Private bookings:

Private bookings for groups and individuals are welcome from 1 April - 31 October (excluding August). Check here for more details.

If you'd like to book a private tour at a time to suit you, please phone 0131 558 8240 or email

Cost of private bookings:

Private group bookings cost £6 per person, with a minimum charge of £60. Private individual bookings £60.

For individuals and groups from 1 - 20. (Groups smaller than 10 people would share the minimum charge of £60.)




Meet next to the statue of Wellington on his horse, outside General Register House, 2 Princes Street Edinburgh Scotland EH1 3YY.  We'll finish on Howe Street.

**Note these are new meeting and finishing places for 2018.**



Tour lasts 1 hour 45 minutes, and covers up to one mile of mainly downhill pavement walking; some slopes and uneven surfaces. 

updated 27 February 2018