Edinburgh E-Bike Experience shall be closed from the 31st of March to the 2nd of April.
Distance: 6 miles/9.65 km
Duration: 3 to 6 hours
Time: To be arranged through contact us
Place: E-Bikes are delivered and collected within the city centre free of charge.
Includes: E-bike, delivery and collection, helmets, locks, disposible ponchos, map.
Route description: mainly flat, some hills.
Edinburgh Attractions: Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace, St Giles Cathedral, The Royal Mile, Carlton Hill, Sir Walter Scott monument, St Andrews Square, The National Museum of Scotland.
Self Guided tour
If you want to explore Edinburgh’s main attractions at your own pace an E-Bike self guided tour is a great choice. By E-bike you will experience Edinburgh’s rich history and culture, medieval and neoclassical architecture. From the once medieval Old Town which was full of trade, overcrowded, poor sanitation and dark history, you can even find an underground city here as Edinburgh was built on top of itself. Over to the New Town which stands in contrast with the old with it’s wide streets and neoclassical architecture and the kick start to the Scottish enlightenment were many of Scotland’s great thinkers came about that helped shape the world which we live in today.
Edinburgh Castle: Sitting on an extinct volcano and dominating Edinburgh’s sky line Edinburgh Castle holds military and royal history. Also contains a dark past of torcher of 4000 men and women thought to be witches between 1479 and1722.
Holyrood Palace: The palace were the queen resides today when visiting Scotland. The palace also holds dark history of the murder of Marry queen of Scots Italian secretory David Rizzio by her jealous husband lord Darnley. Also worth seeing Holyrood Abbey contained within the palace grounds this ruin dates back to 1128 built by King David the 1st in order to thank god for saving his life.
St Giles Cathedral: It has been a place of worship since 854 however most of today’s building is less than 200 years old. It has seen many changes of the years from hangings of criminals were next to the church marks a stone shape heart on the ground known as the heart of Midlothian. The toll both prison used to stand there from 1386 to 1817. Also next to St Giles stands the market cross were proclamations were read, Kings and Queens welcomed and more hanging. Next to St Giles sits the old Scottish parliament from 1639 to 1707. On many occasion St Giles was visited by the very well-known man in Scotland during the reformation John Knox leader protestant believe.
The Royal Mile: The Royal Mile is a must see Edinburgh attraction containing many places of interest going up the mile. This street is the heart of Edinburgh’s medieval history. Known at one point as the hub of a nation with its narrow closes and wind this street is full of character. It was a place where people lived, worked and traded also a place of hanging and dark history.
Carlton Hill: Edinburgh’s most iconic views are seen here. Gives you clear views of Edinburgh Castle and Arthurs Seat (an extinct volcano) dominating the skyline. Here you can see one of Edinburgh’s most iconic views were contrasting old town sits next to the new town and the new town boasts Scotland’s golden age. The time of the Scottish enlightenment which brought about neo-classical architecture and great thinkers like Adam smith father of economics, Alexander Graham Bell inventor of the telephone, James Hutten father of geology and Sir Walter Scott the inventor of the novel who’s monument can be seen from Carlton Hill the largest ever built in honour of a writer. Many other thinker and inventor came from the enlightenment period. Which spans from 1770 to 1840.
Sir Walter Scot monument: Walter Scot was one of the famous characters which came out of the Scottish enlightenment known as wizard of the north he was the inventor of the novel. The Walter Scot monument is the largest monument built in honor of a writer.
St Andrews Square: Good place to sit back relax with a coffee. Were you feel like you can blend in with the locals as they go about their daily life. Sometimes exhibitions are held here. St Andrews Square situated in Edinburgh’s New Town. The New Town came about due to poor sanitation and overcrowding in the Old Town (especial on the Royal Mile). So Lord Provost George Drummond drew up a computation to design the New Town. So in 1766 a young unknown architect James Craig won the competition creating the gird iron layout system with George Street being the Main Street and St Andrews square at one side and Charlotte square at the other. St Andrews Square became James Craig’s masterpiece and after its construction became one of the most fashionable residential area of Edinburgh.
The National Museum of Scotland: This museum is well worth visiting taking you through Scotland early beginnings to the present day. Learn about science and technology, explore the animal kingdom and the remains from the dinosaur period, visit the Grand Gallery typical of the Victorian era with its cast –iron construction and glass roof, understand about the planets different cultures.