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  3. Edinburgh
  4. Edinburgh Old Town

Edinburgh: 90–Minute Music Scene Guided Walking Tour

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From the People's Festival Ceilidh to Rollermania and beyond, Edinburgh has always had a rich and colourful musical landscape. Uncover the story of the capital's past and present music scene with this unique guided walking tour.
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Duration: 90 minutes
Starting time 11:00 AM
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  • Explore seven decades of Edinburgh's music scene
  • Discover the capital's legendary folk pubs, dive bars and gig hot spots
  • Hear tales ranging from the traditional and folk scene to modern movers and shakers
  • Experience one of Edinburgh's best loved folk bars
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Cover folk to funk, pop to punk and past to present on an entertaining and informative guided walking tour. Hear the story of the stars who have stayed, played and made music in Edinburgh. Led by music journalists and musicians, your 90-minute tour tells all the tall tales of the people, venues and gigs that make Edinburgh’s music.

Find out how the Bay City Rollers got their name, what Jimi Hendrix has to do with Edinburgh, and who Scotland's first rock 'n' roll star was as you walk through Edinburgh's Old Town with charismatic guides. Travel from the city's traditional music pubs and rock 'n' roll dive bars to prestigious concert halls and landmark venues. Enjoy a tour perfect for both music fans and those who simply want to see a different side of Scotland's capital.

Your tour will end in one of Edinburgh's best loved folk bars  a venue which has played host to everyone from Hamish Henderson to Emmylou Harris.
  • 90-minute walking tour
  • Informative guide

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Meeting point

Outside Edinburgh Festival Theater, 13 Nicolson Street, EH8 9FT.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Flat, comfortable shoes are best for walking around
• There will be stairs and inclines
• It is recommended that you dress appropriately for the weather
• You must be 18 years old or older to participate in this tour