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Scottish Enlightenment Walking Tour in Edinburgh

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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Overview

2 to 3 hoursMobile & paper tickets accepted

My tour unpacks History in an exciting and stimulating way. Learn about the secrets,lies and myths surrounding this fascinating historical period.

The people involved are revealed as human beings, not mythical historical figures. Such as Walter Scott who had polio as a child and walked with a limp. He was racked with self doubt and showed no promise as a writer at school.

David Hume's father died when David was a child. His Godfather, Henry Home, was a religious man. Both were equally hated by the Church - find out why. Find out who Hume's mistress was and how she was a lady of the night. Discover how Hume was humiliated by the City Council - after he died.

Adam Smith, the father of modern economics was an anti-social man who lived with his mother, frowned upon romantic love and never married. Find out how Adam Smith is now cosmologically famous!

Learn how American Independence was a Scottish Revolution.

OPTIONAL SANDWICHES AND WATER AT TOUR END (11.00AM TOUR ONLY): £2.00

What's Included

  • All Fees and Taxes

What To Expect

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Adam Smith Statue, Parliament Square, Edinburgh Scotland

Learn about Adam Smith, the man, his life, his work, his mother and two main reasons why Adam Smith was unique in ways that will never be equalled and have nothing to do with economics.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh Scotland

Learn how Scottish Education, at that time, catapulted Scotland ahead of other countries.

Duration: 15 minutes

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The Location

Where To Go

David Hume Statue, 379-381 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1PW, UK

Location

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Return details

Calton Hill, Edinburgh EH7 5AA, UK

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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