Discover the real heart of Old Edinburgh on this walking tour down the Royal Mile and through centuries of history. Starting in the ancient Lawnmarket area we take you to the oldest buildings in the city, and on the way hear the folklore tales of riots, battles, kings and queens and horrible crimes. We will also take off the tourist trail and into the atmospheric closes and wynds of the Old Town, for an authentic Edinburgh experience unchanged for hundreds of years.
This original 15th century house has been largely unaltered since the 1550's when the Mosman family, Goldsmiths to Mary Queen of Scots, remodelled the house. John Knox, leader of the Scottish Reformation and founder of the Presbyterian Church, lived here for a short time before he died here in 1572. Now maintained by the Church of Scotland, the museum holds an exhibition about Knox's life and times. It is located in the Netherbow - cultural hub of Edinburgh's Royal Mile, in the heart of the Old Town. The Netherbow's facilities include the John Knox House Museum, a theatre, cafe and gallery, and the Scottish Storytelling Centre.
July: Mon-Sat 10.00am- 5.00pm Sun 12.00- 4.00pm August: Mon-Sat 10.00am- 7.00pm Sun 12.00- 4.00pm Sept-Jun: Mon-Sat 10.00am- 5.00pm Sun - closed