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About this tour

George Street is one of the grandest in Edinburgh where over 200 years of history have left an impressive legacy.

Visit the home of Sir Walter Scott. Experience privileged access to the grandeur of the Assembly rooms, Dome and Royal Scociety of Edinburgh.

Discover famous homes, noted residents, striking Georgian fashions and extravagant interiors on this elegant and exclusive tour of hidden gems.

This tour has been developed in partnership with Edinburgh World Heritage and support of Essential Edinburgh.

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Things you need to know

Book this tour if you'd like...

  • A historical tour of the premier street in Edinburgh’s Georgian New Town
  • Rare access to the finest interior features of some of George Street’s famous buildings
  • See where distinguished scientists, inventors and philosophers tested their mettle

Tour times


1 hour 15 minutes

Where your tour starts

Start: St Andrew's Square

Finish: Assembly Rooms, George Street

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Trust Mercat to show you a side of Edinburgh others don’t see. We have 5 stars and a 91% rating from VisitScotland. We’re also one of the top 11 attractions in Scotland. Our Awards