Edinburgh's Cultural Heritage
Discover for yourself why historic Edinburgh is a hub for Scotland’s arts and cultural scene as you explore castles, literary haunts, world-class museums and much more.
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Program No. 22948RJ
9 days
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At a Glance

Storied home of authors and artists alike, culture and history flow from every crooked corner of Edinburgh’s splendid streets. As you make your way through historic streets, underground vaults and the water holes favoured by literary giants, join your fellow Road Scholars on a journey of discovery into the fascinating literary history of Scotland, its people and its world-renowned culture. Experience medieval Edinburgh Castle, immerse yourself in the grand oral tradition of storytelling and study classic and modern Scottish art at the National Gallery.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking and standing for 1-2 hours per day.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Immerse yourself in Scotland’s royal legacy during field trips to Edinburgh Castle and the Palace at Holyrood House — Queen Elizabeth’s official residence in Scotland.
  • Explore Edinburgh’s lesser-known villages and learn about the life and works of Sir Walter Scott at his home, Abbotsford House.
  • Admire the masterpieces of Scottish artists as you explore the National Gallery, the National Portrait Gallery and City Arts Centre.
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Giles Ramsay
Giles Ramsay is an independent theatre director and producer who specializes in creating new work with artists in developing countries. He is the Founding Director of the charity Developing Artists, a Fellow of St. Chad’s College, Durham University and Course Leader in Theatre at The Victoria and Albert Museum in London. He has devised and instructed on Road's Scholar programs since the early 1990's and has run theatre projects in countries ranging from Kosovo to Zimbabwe.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Giles Ramsay
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