Women's History Tour - from castle to palace (3 hours)

Sat May 04 2024 at 10:00 am to 01:00 pm

Edinburgh Castle | Edinburgh

Ruth Boreham
Publisher/HostRuth Boreham
Women's History Tour - from castle to palace (3 hours)
Walk the length of Edinburgh's Royal Mile, from castle to palace, discovering women's history along the way.
About this Event

Starting at the esplanade outside Edinburgh castle, Ruth will take you downhill along the Royal Mile to Holyrood Palace, explaining not just the history of Edinburgh but also highlighting women from the past, from the well-known to what life was like for those who left no record in history.

The tour will take three hours in total, and will be outside with no shelter so please wrap up according to the weather conditions! It is all downhill, but with many cobbles. There might be one or two stops where we venture down a handful of steps so I can show you some things, as well as a stop in a graveyard, but if that will be an issue please let me know when you book and I can change the stops. There are no official toilet stops along the way, but we can make a stop at a cafe along the way for refreshment if needed. There are no seats along the way.


Where and when do we meet?

Please meet at the top of the esplanade of Edinburgh Castle, to the left of the drawbridge entrance, 15 minutes before the tour is due to start.

Where will we finish?

We will finish at Holyrood Palace at the bottom of the Royal Mile where there are also toilets.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Phone ticket is fine

Other things..

Safety issues

Please be aware that there are no seats available along the route, so the three hours will be on your feet, walking and standing. You are responsible for your own safety. Taking part in the tour means you are participating at your own risk. If you have pre-existing conditions that may be relevant or feel unwell during the tour, please let your guide know. You are also responsible for looking after your own belongings.

Data protection

Your privacy will be maintained at all times. We will never share or sell the information contained in our database to any third parties. Your details will be kept by Ruth Boreham in the run up to the event, and for the purposes of sending you an email after the event with details of people and books mentioned during the tour. Your phone number is in case of any issues on the day.

Booking queries

Refunds are available up to 1 day before the event. Tickets are not transferable. Unfortunately we cannot take cash payment during the tour at the moment due to licensing requirements.


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Edinburgh Castle, Castlehill, Edinburgh, United Kingdom


GBP 20.00

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