Edinburgh Poetry Tours: walks with poems in the Old Town

“What a wonderful City Edinburgh is! – What alternation of Height & Depth!”
S.T. Coleridge (1803)

“An excellent tour for both the historian and the poetry lover: Ken is a brilliant guide and his love for the poems shines out and illuminates them for us.”
Mary Woodward, Scotsgay, on Come Down the Mile, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, 2016

Tours include:

  • ‘Ye Jacobites by Name’
  • Edinburgh: the last 500 years
  • Palace, Park and Parliament
  • Kirks and Kirkyards

For enquiries and bookings, click here.

Ken Cockburn runs tours for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Tradfest and for other festivals, as well as private tours. Each tour weaves in and out of the Old Town’s closes, gardens and graveyards, and includes a range of poems and prose by authors including Robert Burns, Dorothy Wordsworth, Victor Hugo, Robert Louis Stevenson and the great Anon, as well as background about where we stop and what we see.

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