• Explore fine architecture and interiors in Edinburgh and the surrounding countryside
• Enjoy a special visit to Marchmont House, described by Country Life as “one of Scotland’s grandest mansions”
• In Edinburgh, visit the Georgian House on Charlotte Square, a beautifully restored New Town house featuring paintings, costumes and period furnishings
Freelance art historian and museum professional who worked at the Fitzwilliam Museum
Cosmo Samuel Brockway
is a travel and interiors journalist, tour leader and author.
Tour assembles 1500 at Parliament House Hotel, Edinburgh, for five nights. Orientation walking tour followed by introductory lecture.
Morning: Castle Esplanade (opportunity to see the New Town from above with focus on the city’s growth and development) followed by visits to Gladstone’s Land (17th century tenement building) and Scottish National Gallery. Afternoon: Newhailes House. Evening lecture.
Morning: Thirlestane Castle and Abbotsford (home to Walter Scott). Afternoon: Marchmont House (Palladian mansion with Arts & Crafts adaptations). Free evening.
Morning: Hopetoun House (Old Masters). Afternoon: Palace of Holyroodhouse.
Morning: Pineapple Folly (exterior) and Stirling Castle (recently restored). Afternoon: Scone Palace.
Morning: Georgian House on Charlotte Square. Tour disperses 1145.
2 Sep — 7 Sep 2021
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This tour requires a good level of fitness and will involve significant amounts of walking. Some sites will feature uneven ground, steep steps and staircases, cobbles and slippery surfaces. Participants must be comfortable navigating these areas, which do not usually have handrails, to access the sites.
Cost of £1595 includes: accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, breakfast, one lunch, four dinners with water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.
Not included: travel insurance, double room for single use supplement £315.
TOUR CODE: EDSH21