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Edinburgh Walking Tour: History of the Trainspotting Generation

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  • Take a walking tour of Edinburgh while helping combat homelessness in the city..Discover the famous port district of Leith, learning about its legendary landmarks and most prominent historical figures..Learn about the persisting legacy of the Trainspotting Generation through a passionate local's explanation of both books and films surrounding the cultural phenomena.
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Paul, an Edinburgh local, will give you a tour of Leith, a buzzing port district located in the northern part of the city which is rich in local history. Immerse yourself in the vibrant cultural worlds of Leith and Shore, two of Edinburgh's most famous neighborhoods while you listen to to Paul's own story detailing his life growing up and living in Leith. Learn about the history of the “Trainspotting Generation,” the young people who were affected by the area's pervasive heroin addiction issue through Paul's passionate explanation of literature and films surrounding the topic. Your adventure will begin at Kirkgate, one of the oldest streets in the district where you will learn about the most iconic buildings in Leith and progress as Paul brings alive the stories of Leith's most famous characters, guiding you through your truly unique experience of some of Edinburgh's most historic and colorful areas.Please note: This tour generally requires a minimum of 4 participants. Your reservation may only be confirmed once the minimum number is reached.
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