Last week the family and I spent a day being tourists, and I recommend all Edinburgh dwellers take time to do the same. It’s often said that you take for granted the attractions on your doorstep and in Edinburgh there are so many to choose from that this must be true for most Edinburghers.
A perfect way to get around town and learn a little of the history of a city is to board a city bus tour and Edinburgh has quite a selection on offer. We chose the Edinburgh World Heritage Official bus tour and thoroughly enjoyed the magnificent views from the top deck, as well as the fascinating insights in to the many landmarks we passed.
For instance the clock on top of The Dean Gallery, also known as Modern Two, at The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, was originally part of The Netherbow Port. This was a large gateway between the High Street and the Canongate, where charges were made to people entering the city.
As well as the tour bus itself the sketch includes The Dean Gallery and some Georgian architecture from Charlotte Square.
Make time to be a tourist, but do so soon as the World Heritage bus tour only runs until the 28th October this year. Take a look HERE for more information on Edinburgh tour buses, and HERE for more on the Edinburgh World Heritage Official Tour.