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Heart of Scotland Tours

#5 of 191 Tours in Edinburgh
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Broughton & Calton
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Address: 29 Waterloo Place | Bus Stand ZE, Edinburgh EH1 3BQ, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 131 228 2888
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Small groups of 16 in the Wee Red Bus. Our guided tours have been specially...

Small groups of 16 in the Wee Red Bus. Our guided tours have been specially designed to give you maximum variety by including famous sights as well as hidden gems that many tourists never see. We look forward to welcoming you onto our famous Wee Red Buses to experience and enjoy the essential Scotland together.

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Andy on the Hadrians wall tour.

Excellent! We had a great time on the tour. Our guide "Andy" was fantastic, full of interesting information and lots of laughs. We would book a tour with him again in a heartbeat... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Excellent! We had a great time on the tour. Our guide "Andy" was fantastic, full of interesting information and lots of laughs. We would book a tour with him again in a heartbeat! Thanks Andy for the fantastic day... and the accidental selfie when you took our picture for us :)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We took Tour 7 Inverness and the Highlands 2 day tour on Thursday 29 November 2016. Our Guide and Driver Alan was tireless, he told us so much about the Highlands History along the way in such a fun and moving way! He was very helpfull and accomodating to all our needs and never hesitated to make one more stop... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Was a fun trip. The tour guide was fun and funny. We stopped at several gorgeous sites along the way. The Lochs were so beautiful and the lighting was gorgeous. Great for taking photos.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Fabulous trip! Iain was a wonderful and entertaining guide. He gave us some great insight into Scottish history and gave us a good laugh. We did the Stirling castle one day trip and gave us the perfect taste of different aspects of Scotland not to mention the whisky tasting at the end. Overall a wonderful day and some amazing scenery.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had a really great day on the Stirling castle Loch Lomond and glengoyne day tour - our driver Iain was really good fun and also gave us great info about the areas and showed us some great sights and spots that we may not have seen without his knowledge. Really recommend doing one of these tours to get out of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our driver was Iain and he was great. The tour was really well done - Iain was knowledgeable about the areas and the history. He also had some funny stories to tell. We recommend this tour it was a nice mix of country side, castle and whisky!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Excellent trip, definitely worth the time, resources and effort. Excellent guide & driver.Thoroughly enjoyed the trip and the guides hospitality. Definitelywill engage in repeat trips with this company.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Four of us went on the five day #9 Best of Scotland tour through Heart of Scotland Tours in August 2016. It was an excellent trip. We chose Heart of Scotland because of the small bus size of 16 riders, great reviews on Trip Advisor and price. We chose that tour because we wanted to see the Highlands, Isle of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend Laila and I took the most exquisite trip to the Highlands with our crazy-funny-friendly-tour guide ANDY C! I honestly think, if it wasn't for such a fantastic tour guide we would have not enjoyed the brilliant and amazing scenery or trip half as much. He was very entertaining and our jaws hurt laughing for 3 days straight! His... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I cannot say enough about our tour guides Colin & Paul. They both were extremely knowledgeable and great sense of humor. I learned a ton about the history of Scotland, England and the Romans. I will be back for more of their tours and would recommend them to anyone. Thanks a million!!

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Broughton & Calton
Lying where grandiose New Town townhouses give way to malls and utilitarian housing, Broughton and Calton have long been transitional neighbourhoods with a mixed identity. It’s here that Edinburgh’s gay village found a home in the 1980s. But gay culture is anything but overt along bustling epicentre Broughton Street; even if polished pubs, hip bistros, smart delis and art galleries all speak of affluent good taste. The top of Leith Walk is more ragged. This major thoroughfare boasts a famously gritty gay club, as well as a strip of good Indian restaurants. Regal Georgian and Victorian townhouses preside over largely deserted streets in Calton, where only the occasional restaurant or hotel brings much life. Even so, a steady trickle of idlers and picnickers pass by to climb Calton Hill for its wide-open lawns, wonderful city views, and curious monuments – an Athenian-style temple among them.
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