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Who was George Heriot? A tour behind the gates

For 4 days this summer, George Heriot’s will open its famous gates for a guided tour of the historic School building.
25 Apr 2024
Written by Eilidh Hamilton
August Tour dates released!
August Tour dates released!

If you missed the George Heriot’s heritage tours at Easter, worry not! These Guided Tours will be back for 4 more days this summer from 12-15 August.                                                                                                                           

Book your place now to uncover the story of George Heriot, Edinburgh’s famous Jeweller and Philanthropist and the 400-year legacy he inspired of ‘Distributing Chearfullie,’

Don’t miss this unique chance to admire examples of Scots Renaissance architecture at George Heriot’s School by exploring the heritage corner of the Old School building. Discover the Quadrangle, Chapel and the Council Room, each resonating with echoes of the past while still serving modern-day functions.

Tickets are limited, book early to avoid disappointment. Tickets are available here.

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