1. United Kingdom
  2. Scotland
  3. Edinburgh
  4. Royal Mile

Edinburgh: John Knox House Ticket

Product ID: 111538
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Explore one of Edinburgh's only surviving medieval buildings and learn about its most famous residents, key figures from the Scottish Reformation.
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Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese
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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit John Knox House, one of the only original medieval buildings surviving on the Royal Mile
  • Hear the story of the two famous inhabitants of the house, John Knox and James Mossman
  • Look out for the tricks and traps made to fool intruders and hunt for the devil hiding in the Oak Room ceiling
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Walk in the footsteps of the famous inhabitants of one of Edinburgh's most important and fascinating historical houses.

See the only medieval building surviving on Edinburgh's famous Royal Mile and learn about its association with one of the most dramatic and turbulent times in Scottish history - the Scottish Reformation.

Look for the tricks and traps made to fool intruders and hunt for the devil hiding in the Oak Room ceiling. Have fun trying to solve the mysterious portrait puzzles that have confused many visitors in the past.

Learn about the time-capsules found buried in the gable wall during an excavation and see the capsule displayed in the window of the bookshop.

With the audio guide, learn about the house's two most fascinating and famous residents - John Knox and James Mosman, who were both important figures in the Scottish Reformation.
Includes
  • Entrance to the John Knox House Museum

When you get there

Meeting point

John Knox House, 43-45 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1SR, UK.

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Know before you go
• Written translations of the audio guide in French, German, Spanish, Italian and Japanese are available at reception