Architecture Festival Tours

For Festival of Architecture only Cobble Tales presents amazing discounted rates for our group tours

St Giles Gothic Cathedral in Edinburgh Old Town | Architecture Tour Edinburgh

Old Town Architecture Tour
3h | £12pp | 17 Sep 11am

A walk for curious lovers of the picturesque, the grand and the hidden. Focused on Scottish Baronial architecture, the tour will also explain ideas behind new award winning architecture.

Cottages, turrets, old mills and turrets rising from the banks of Water of Leith in Dean Village | Architecture Tour Edinburgh

Dean Village Architecture Tour
2h | £10pp | 10 Sep 11am

A walk of the beaten track to discover the legacy of ancient milling industry in a lush valley that hides just beyond the city centre. En route, marvel at majestic bridges and victorian social housing.

Three Part New Town Window Architecture Tour

New Town Architecture Tour
3h | £12pp | 16/30 Sep 11am

This walk unravels the elements of Georgian Neoclassical architecture during the walk through rational, ordered, symmetrical grid of streets of extravagant townhouses and private parks.

The architectural tours of Edinburgh are designed to tell a story based on the buildings and their details.
These subjects are used to explain the influences that shaped the development of the city, aspirations of building patrons and architects.

Why choose Cobble Tales?


 Immersive illustrative route accompanied with revelational narrative. Compete against the others in your party on a treasure hunt!


Material presented is grounded on primary reference sources available local libraries and crosschecked on location. No urban myths here.


Routes include celebrated locations and hidden architectural gems.

Saves you time

Months of research in efficient route and concise story, so relax and just show up!

Frequently asked questions


How do I book?- Select a tour form a list above, click book tour, pay via Paypal.

The weather forecast for the tour I booked is really bad. What is going to happen? – Sometimes weather in Edinburgh can turn beyond reasonable conditions. Good news is, that usually does not last. The guide will seek to find a suitable reschedule for your party.

Can I cancel my booking? – If booked directly with Cobble Tales, you can cancel as late as a day before the tour for a full refund. If tickets were purchased from a third party, please see their terms and conditions.

What if I need to reschedule? – Contact us asap and we will seek a suitable reschedule for you. Slots may be subject to availability in busy times of the year.

Can't find what you are looking for?