Edinburgh Old Town and the Cathedral Walking Tour
Are you ready to discover an Edinburgh you never imagined? Evolved Guide offers you the opportunity to visit this wonderful city on a Edinburgh Old Town and the Cathedral Walking Tour with a certified local guide from which you can hear fascinating stories about legends, myths, anecdotes and crimes of the Scottish capital.
The Old Town stands on a very rocky volcanic promontory. All the streets that characterize it converge on a main road, the Royal Mile, a 1.6 km long road, born from a tongue of lava, which cuts the center in two and is considered the beating heart of the city of Edinburgh.
The entire Old Town originated in the Middle Ages, and includes most of Edinburgh‘s most significant buildings such as the Castle and Holyrood House.
The beauty of Edinburgh is made of small things, hidden glimpses, villages, breathtaking views from the castle, green grasslands.
The historic and modern architecture of the Old Town, the buildings, the secluded courtyards, will fascinate you and you will be able to understand the evolution of this magnificent city, and the trigger that made Edinburgh from a fortress city to a rich market city of wooden and overcrowded skyscrapers.
Close your eyes for a moment and let yourself be transported to the Middle Ages, our tourist guide will help you do it. Admire the White Horse Close, the ancient stables of the Palace where the Queen of Scotland Maria Stuarda held her beloved white stilt; the Mercat Cross, the market place used most of the time as a means of communication between the royal family and the population! Incredible, but the announcement of the proclamation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1952 took place right from this square, like the birth of the Royal Baby. And then the shopping streets, its many churches and much more.
Did you know that in the beating heart of the Old City stands a famous Cathedral which in reality cannot flaunt this title since it is not a bishop’s seat?
With Evolved Guide you will enter one of the most significant manifestations of gortic art: Edinburgh Cathedral. Also named Cathedral of Sant’Egidio, in honor of the patron of lepers, it underwent numerous reconstructions over time due to a fire set by the British in 1385. Mindful of this, once you enter the Cathedral you can only admire the numerous colors and materials that show how the church has undergone improvements over time, all while giving it an enchanting appearance.
In detail, the extraordinary windows project a welcoming light inside the main nave which houses the statue of John Knox, leader of the Scottish Reformation, the first Protestant pastor of the cathedral.
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