Cobble Tales is a project delivering niche architectural walking tours in Edinburgh

We aim to support the preservation of Edinburgh built heritage by raising awareness of its historical value amongst locals and visitors. Despite Old and New Towns being a UNESCO heritage site, Edinburgh architectural fabric is often taken for granted.

Intriguing stories are coded into the fabric of ancient Edinburgh. We work hard to decipher the clues left by the builders of the city and present them on our Edinburgh tours with immersive illustrative route accompanied by educational narrative.

Our team is made up of two architecture graduates practicing locally. Between the two of us, our language package includes English, French, Russian and Lithuanian.

Cobble Tales Team

Olga Edinburgh Tours Guide


The founder of Cobble Tales, personally writes and designs all Edinburgh tour itineraries at Cobble Tales.
Olga enjoys researching, discovering, and making sense of cities. Expect to find her in the library or staring at buildings questioningly. Loves to go off on architectural tangents so every tour is different!
While not one for fully fledged architectural career, Olga practices part time in a local architectural studio and tutors in Edinburgh University, as well as her Alma Mater, Newcastle University.

Cameron Guide on Edinburgh Tours


Cameron is the latest addition to the Cobble Tales team, with his energetic, bombastic delivery.
After finishing his architecture studies in Edinburgh a year ago, Cameron has been gaining experience in practice and running a participative design studio.
More importantly, his passion for the stories behind the buildings, and the processes involved in making cities has brought him to the Cobble Tales fold. Expect to see him running Old Town tours, zipping up and down the Royal Mile.

Our Edinburgh Tours in the Past Festivals

We enjoy participating in local festivals and contribute to their programmes with our Edinburgh tours. Meet us in annual festivals such as Festival of Architecture, Architecture Fringe and Doors Open Days.

In the Media

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