From the same team that brought you the successful and popular West End Stories and Edinburgh’s Georgian Shadows Walking Tours – we invite you to enjoy Tall Tales, a brand new walking tour by qualified STGA Blue Badge Guides in Edinburgh’s beautiful city centre, looking at the amazing and sometimes controversial stories behind some of the iconic statues of this fascinating World Heritage City.
Public monuments are part of public art for all to see, to gaze at and to reflect on but how and why do we view these past monuments differently today? Come with us to discover more about these tall, often larger-than-life personalities represented in bronze, lead and stone, from intellectual giants such as David Hume and Adam Smith to the famous 19th century explorer David Livingstone to local heroes like James Braidwood, the founder of the world’s first municipal fire brigade. Our Tall Tales walking tours are ideal for local residents and visitors alike. Find out how some of Edinburgh’s most influential citizens contributed to the history and development of Scotland on the international stage.
Blue Badge Guide Jane Roy explains more:
£1 from every ticket sold will be donated to Edinburgh World Heritage to help support its vital conservation and community work.
When: This enjoyable, entertaining and informative programme of walking tours runs from 24th June to 25th July 2021. Afternoon and evening tours, lasting approximately 1½ hours, are available on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 14.00 and 18.00. Morning and afternoon tours are available on Saturdays and Sundays at 11.00 and 14.00.
Tickets, priced at £12.45 per person, must be booked in advance and are now on sale through Eventbrite.
Read the recent article about Tall Tales which featured in the Edinburgh Evening News.