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Visit Edinburgh’s Royal Mile on Zoom

27/02/2021 5:00 pm
27/02/2021 6:30 pm

New Manchester Walks in association with our Edinburgh colleagues at New Edinburgh Walks

Next tour is on Zoom: Sat 27 February 2021, 5pm.
Meet: on your computer!
Booking: Please press here to book with eventbrite.

It’s Britain’s most remarkable street: a palace at one end a castle on the other, as Lord Byron nearly said. It is one of the most visited routes in the country, packed with tourists heading from Edinburgh Castle at the top, perched high on a volcanic rock, down through Lawnmarket and High Street, with its towering tenements and enticing looking tiny cobbled closes, past the Heart of Midlothian, and along Canongate to the modernist masterpiece that is the Scottish Parliament and the majestic Palace of Holyroodhouse in the shadow of Arthur’s Seat.

Penguin author Ed Glinert, author of the forthcoming Edinburgh Compendium, hosts this Zoom Caledonian commemoration, highlighting the most scintillating stories from the heart of Scotland’s historic capital, following in the footsteps of Mary Queen of Scots, John Knox, Robbie Burns and Walter Scott, remembering the botched invasions, foiled coups and tastiest executions.

All we need to ascertain is which royalty? House of Bruce, House of Stuart, the House of Hanover or none of the above?

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