As wonderful as the centre of Edinburgh is, very important and interesting historic sites are to be found not just there but right round the city - and particularly in Edinburgh's twin seaports of Newhaven and Leith. Getting out to see these fantastic places, which compliment the stories of the Old and New Towns so well, is exactly what this tour is about. You'll see a set of sites which have never been curated as a single tour until now:-Newhaven Harbour, Edinburgh’s historic fishing port and naval HQ; birthplace of James IV’s spectacular Great Michael.-The historic port of Leith, trading centre and royal landing place.-The world’s oldest golf clubhouse, and both contenders for world’s first golf course!-The gathering spot for King James IV’s army before its defeat at Flodden.- Coffee stop (not inclusive) - The 17th century spring-house at Comiston, that supplied Edinburgh with fresh water.- Edinburgh’s oldest man-made structure, the standing stone known as the Caiy-Stane.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Newhaven Harbour, Edinburgh, ScotlandAncient naval and fishing port of Edinburgh, site of building of the GREAT MICHAEL, King James IV's flagship.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Leith, Edinburgh, ScotlandAncient trading port for Edinburgh and site of royal arrivals for centuries. We'll see the King's landing place, a restored 16th century merchant's house, and the first of the two challengers for the world's first golf course.Duration: 25 minutesPass By: Holyrood Park, Edinburgh, ScotlandWe'll pass through Holyrood Park,camp for the Jacobite army in 1745, seeing ancient and mysterious St Anthony's Chapel, and passing also the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Pass By: The Meadows, Edinburgh, ScotlandDrained former South Loch, now peaceful green park, beloved of Edinburgh students for centuries.Stop At: Bruntsfield Links Short Hole Golf Course, Edinburgh, ScotlandThis is the other challenger for the world's first golf course - and also has the world's first clubhouse! Still open for short course golf after 563 years!Duration: 10 minutes