For Edinburgh Doors Open Days 2021 Cobble Tales is offering one hundred free audio tours in the New Town.
We have released the first architectural audio guides in Edinburgh! Powered by a location aware smartphone app, Edinburgh’s history is told through architecture, all while you walk. The audio guides are great for locals and visitors keen to explore culture right now, without risking the large groups. Every tour sold will raise funds for a local building conservation charity.
We invite you to an armchair tour of Edinburgh New Town! Come along with us to the private Central Queen Street park, a favourite on our New Town tours steeped in Georgian history.
Take an Edinburgh history tour on your sofa while you’re dreaming of your next stroll through its atmospheric streets. Whether you are a local, a traveller reminiscing about your last visit, or only just dreaming about your first trip to Edinburgh, we have a list of books to entertain the armchair academic within you!
With all Edinburgh walking tours currently on hold, an empty city, after a month in quarantine, the new reality starts to sink in. We must get on with our work and lives as best as we can. What is our guiding team currently up to, while we wait for travel to come back?
We knew we could not do justice to Edinburgh Art Deco architecture scene with just one story, and so many of our readers messaged us with suggestions for a second post. We listened, and here are some lesser known or more remote architectural treasures from the Art Deco movement in Edinburgh.
Our team is growing and we are looking for a (preferably) French speaker with an architectural background to lead historical walking tours focused on architecture.
Do you ever wonder what is under your feet? Vaults, closes and chambers form a rich network of hidden underground architecture in Edinburgh Old Town. The unusual topography and history of the city led previous generations to build structures on top of each other, hiding entire parts of the city to the public.
Twenty years on from its completion, we consider the ways in which the Scottish Parliament Building is regarded in contemporary discourse, be it positive, negative, or neutral.
In a previous article about architecture at risk in Edinburgh, we discussed buildings that are still waiting for their second (or third!) chance. Here we review a few notable successful architectural refurbishment projects in Edinburgh. Let’s take a look at what happens when existing buildings no longer fit our modern needs.