Weaving in and out of the city’s closes, winds and gardens, discover famous city landmarks and hidden gems, and find out how they connect to works by some of the greatest writers from Scotland and elsewhere – including Robert Fergusson, Robert Burns, Victor Hugo, Dorothy Wordsworth, Robert Louis Stevenson and the great Anon.
Tours last from one to two hours, depending your interests and the time you have available. Each tour includes a range of poems, as well as background about the places we stop.
Tour 1 – The largest, longest and finest Street : Royal Mile
START: Edinburgh Castle Esplanade
END: Palace of Holyroodhouse, EH8 8DX
includes Castlehill, Parliament Square, Hunter Square, Canongate Kirkyard, Scottish Parliament
Tour 2 – Disregarded Harmonies : High Street and Canongate
START: Scottish Storytelling Centre, The Netherbow, 43-45 High Street, EH1 1SR
END: Scottish Poetry Library, 5 Crichton’s Close, Canongate, EH8 8DT
includes Tweeddale Court, Chessel’s Court, Canongate Kirkyard, Scottish Parliament
Tour 3 – Come Down the Mile : Canongate and Holyrood
START & END: outside the Scottish Poetry Library, 5 Crichton’s Close, Canongate, EH8 8DT
includes Bakehouse Close, Canongate Kirkyard, Holyrood Park, Scottish Parliament
I can also offer a tour including poetry writing activities, for schools or writers groups.
If you have any questions or requests, please ask!
For enquiries, or to book a tour, click here,
or ring +44 751 354 5742