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Edinburgh's New Town and its Gardens

Pond in Queen Street Gardens

Discover the grandeur of Georgian Edinburgh through buildings and gardens designed to impress. Edinburgh's New Town is the largest and best preserved example of Georgian town planning in the UK. It still retains dozens of communal, private gardens, many by Act of Parliament.

See beyond the railings: each tour will include a visit to two privately-owned New Town gardens: first, East Queen Street Garden for its 'Grecian temple' and wonderful vintage trees, then Central Queen Street Garden to see the pond where, as a child, Robert Louis Stevenson began to imagine a treasure island

I can thoroughly recommend the New Town tour which took me to places I didn't know existed or which I wouldn't have been able to get into, and as always Jean really knows her stuff!   Lin, Edinburgh

I very much enjoyed the couple of hours you spent with us. Thank you for making special arrangements to visit the Physic Garden and Queen Street Gardens. The latter was a shady haven after the heat of the city. I greatly appreciate the knowledge and enthusiasm you share with participants in your tours. My very best wishes to you. Johanna, Edinburgh

Stone acanthusVeteran Trees, Queen Street GardenPlants in New Town doorway

Tour Details

Public tours 2014:

Special public tours programme for the Edinburgh Fringe

Friday 1 August - Monday 25 August (inclusive)

every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 10.00 am

See tour diary for all 2014 public tours by date.

Cost of public tours:

Public tours cost £10 per person. Advance booking is essential. Please book early to avoid disappointment, either here or through www.edfringe.com 

Where:

Meet inside East Princes Street Gardens, near the Scott Monument box office, EH2 2EJ

Details:

Tour lasts 1 hour 45 minutes, and covers up to one mile of mainly downhill pavement walking; some slopes and uneven surfaces.  We finish at Central Queen Street Garden.

Private bookings:

Private bookings for groups and individuals are welcome at times to suit you. 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 walks@greenyondertours.com

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 £10.)

Updated 8 August 2014