Curious About Edinburgh?
Are you curious about Edinburgh? Looking for an unusual and quirky activity which gets you out in the fresh air whatever the weather? Take one of our self-guided walks with a treasure hunt theme and you'll get everything detailed directions, maps, clues (with answers in the back!), and fascinating stories about Edinburgh's history.
Buy or instantly download from www.curiousabout.co.uk and get curious!
Sketching Tours - Sketching the West End
Capture in detail the historical architecture, unique heritage features and charming landscape of one of the capital’s best kept secrets. Explore Edinburgh’s West End with a sketch book in hand, using ink and watercolour to bring your visit to life.
With helpful instruction from Mark Kirkham, an iconic local artist known as the Edinburgh Sketcher, you will quickly pick up sketching skills while increasing confidence in your own artistic ability as you wynd through cobbled streets, Georgian crescents and stylish shop fronts.
You’ll start your sketching adventure on the steps of Stafford Street Dental Care, 24 Stafford Street. Stafford Street is home to many of Edinburgh’s most unique and enticing shops. Come early for a wee wander!
Once you’ve filled your pages with beautiful West End images, we’ll end our tour at Strumpets on William Street where you’ll add watercolour to your sketches. Strumpets homemade cakes are a popular indulgence in the West End!
Edinburgh Festival Voluntary Guides Association
The 2017 Edinburgh Festival and Fringe take place:
4th August - 28th August
Our tours run every morning and afternoon during this period and are completely free.
Just turn up and join one of our small, friendly, groups for a stroll on The Royal Mile.
We will take you into dark little closes and hidden corners you would never think of entering on your own. These are the places where the unique characters of Old Edinburgh, the famous and infamous, lived and died. You can experience where the real history of the Old Town happened, some of it funny, some of it hair-raising, all of it fascinating. Full latest info at www.edinburghfestivalguides.org