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Edinburgh Self-Guided Walking Tour
Duddingston Village

Welcome to Moira’’s Self-Guided Tour around Edinburgh to the village of Duddingston! I will show you a less well-known walk, slightly off the beaten track but nonetheless one that is steeped in the past and beauty. This is a wonderful and informative experience for anyone to enjoy - however a certain level of fitness is required (or you can take a taxi).

​During this amazing experience, you will discover how Duddingston Village is a magical slice of history, art, nature, architecture and of tales. In these small streets, we will meet Mary Queen of Scots, Bonnie Prince Charlie, Raeburn and Walter Scott - a beheaded Queen, a would-be King, a famous artist, and a renowned writer. The walk goes from the old town of Edinburgh around the magnificent Holyrood Park.

The streets of Duddigston, the houses in them are beautiful and deeply reminiscent of the past. Sometimes, and in some places, it is possible to get a feel for a place and its people by visiting, not the main sites, but one place that encapsulates it all - Duddingston offers this and more. I sincerely hope you enjoy this meander through the past and into the present.

Also, you will learn everything about one of the oldest working Churches in Scotland and its amazing history.

​Plus, this tour offers fantastic photo opportunities, the chance to walk at your own pace, and explore beautiful gardens and scenic places.

So let’s get started.

This activity includes:

  • A lot of walking!

  • Hidden garden at Dundas Close in the heart of Edinburgh

  • The charms of Canongate including Holyrood palace and the Scottish Parliament

  • Holyrood Park - Arthur’s Seat and Salisbury Crags

  • Duddingston Loch

  • Kings and Queens

  • The Sheep Heid Inn

  • Bonnie Prince Charlie’s Cottage

  • Duddingston Kirk and graveyard

  • Dr Neil’s Garden - Edinburgh’s secret garden

  • Hidden Gems

If you buy the tour here, you will receive an email with further instructions (check your spam!). You must download the app to start this amazing experience!

Welcome to Duddingston Village!
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