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Athens of the North


    Tour Operator: Cobble Tales     5 hours     Travel method: Walking     Region: Edinburgh

Half day tour for modern Georgians, with lunch stop


Rates

**£57 per person


Duration

5 hours


About

If symmetry, uniformity and simplicity is your idea of ultimate beauty, this is a tour for you. Wonder atthe Scottish Enlightenment as you roam with us through the grand crescents undamaged by insensitive Victorian and 20th century interventions. Grasp the origins of typical Georgian details on a stroll in the elegantly uniform sandstone streets lined with graceful cast ironwork of the street lamps.

Take a glimpse inside the most magnificent banking hall in Europe and soak in the neoclassical ornaments under the starlit dome designed to impress the bank’s patrons. Discover the charming mews housing behind the town houses of the grandiose circuses.

While enjoying your lunch in exquisite surroundings, discuss the influences of the 18th century Grand Tours that gave birth to Neoclassicism and Greek Revival to Britain. On your way, find out how contemporary local architects create their own intervention that sit comfortably amongst their Georgian neighbours.

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Please bring comfortable walking shoes, weatherproof clothing and umbrellas.



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Please dress for the weather. Comfortable footwear and waterproof clothing/umbrellas are advised as tours go ahead rain or shine.

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