West End Stories Walking Tours | 19 August – 13 September 2020
Discover the lives of the West Enders with the Edinburgh branch of the Scottish Tourist Guides!
When: 19 August – 13 September 2020, Wednesday to Sunday
Where: Meet your guide by West Register House, 17 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, EH2 4DJ
Cost: £12.45 Bookings on Eventbrite.
The Edinburgh & S E Scotland branch of the Scottish Tourist Guides Association, who brought you the highly acclaimed “Edinburgh’s Georgian Shadows” walking tours, has collaborated with Edinburgh World Heritage to create this fascinating tour of the elegant, quieter, less well-known streets of the historic New Town.
You will hear about the amazing lives of people from Edinburgh’s rich past, some of whom even changed the way we live today, including Queen Victoria’s surgeon, Joseph Bell, the real life inspiration for Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes; antiseptic surgery pioneer Joseph Lister; innovative 19th century doctor and suffragist Elsie Inglis; Scottish Colourist painter Francis Cadell; women’s higher education campaigner Christian Wright Guthrie; children’s literature writer Catherine Sinclair and many more.
View the event’s flyer here