Saints and Sinners sightseeing tour – Review for Three Weeks

Edinburgh’s Old and New Towns Walking Tour
Saints and Sinners Walking Tour

This sightseeing tour leads up the Royal Mile, down the Mound and via the New Town and St. Andrews Square finishes up on the Bridges about two hours later. Four different guides offer this entertaining walk under the Saints and Sinners Banner; however, here the topic is more generalised into explaining also the negative side of Edinburgh; and not just the bright side. We are treated to a whole lot of facts and figures, historical dates and some illustrations, amusing tales and unusual stories. I liked the various changes of narrative; from factual – informative to the subjective first person tale to how the the tour participants would have coped with fashion in the Middle Ages.
Very enjoyable and informative.

Scottish Storytelling Centre, 4 -26 Aug, times vary, £7.50 (£.6.00) (£4.00 C), eff 119.

rating 4/5

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