Edinburgh walking tours with a difference
We offer self-guided audio tours for individuals and private architect-guided tours for groups.
Edinburgh’s stunning architecture is one of the main reasons the city has won more than 12 UK’s best city awards in the last seven years.
We invite you to discover Edinburgh through the lens of its most influential architects and uncover the origins of Scottish design, all the while hearing about the conflicts, controversies, and personalities involved in the development of Edinburgh.
Our highly formative Edinburgh walking tours are created by architects for discerning people looking to build an in-depth understanding of the city.
Every purchased tour supports the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings. Read more here.
Self-guided audio tours
Set your own pace
Perfect for locals and visitors. Choose from multiple itineraries available as walking audio tours: Old Town, New Town, and Dean Village.
- Easy to use
- Great value
- Location aware
- Written and narrated by an architectural designer
£1 from every audio tour sold on this website will be donated to the Society for Protection of Ancient Buildings.
“We found ourselves applying our new knowledge of architectural features for the remainder of our trip!”
Guided Tours for Groups
Available in English and French
Edinburgh walking tours guided by a local architect, for groups of up to 30 people. Perfect for conferences, meetings and study trips.
For custom requirements, let us know your subject of interest and we will tailor the itinerary to your group.
They tour Edinburgh with us
TED Summit 2019
TED Community Conference, Edinburgh
Real Estate Development Association, Denmark
Architectural Studio, France
Engineering company, Sweden
University of West England
Urban Planning Students, UK
Supporting heritage in Scotland
Cobble Tales is proud to support local heritage causes. We donate to a building conservation charity SPAB Scotland (The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings), that works on promoting traditional building crafts among young people.
- £1 from every audio tour sold on this website is donated to SPAB.
- 10% of profits from every group tour is donated to SPAB.
The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings is a registered charity with registered number 1113753, Scottish Charity No.SC 039244
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Edinburgh audio tour
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