Story Tours

Tours of John Knox House & Netherbow

Experience one of our bespoke tours exploring John Knox House and the surrounding Netherbow area.

Packed to the brim with interesting historical facts and tales, as well as a bit of fun where fact and fiction collide.


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School Groups

We can arrange guided tours of the house for school groups lasting around 35 minutes.

The tour costs £1 per child with no charge for supervising adults.

John Knox House Story Tour

Transport yourself back in time and explore one of the most dramatic and turbulent times in Scottish History – The Scottish Reformation.

A professional storyteller will carry you back through the centuries to relive the dramatic events that unfolded in Edinburgh’s only surviving medieval building.

Price: £120*
plus admission to the house

The Preacher and the Queen

Explore the dramatic story of firebrand Reformer John Knox, the troubled Mary, Queen of Scots and her faithful goldsmith James Mossman. Follow in history’s footsteps and visit the very place where it all happened!

Price: £120*
plus admission to the house


And if you are looking to explore the
Netherbow area we can offer:

Beside The City Gate

Delve into the life and times of Edinburgh’s oldest house, featuring the people, events and quirky features that make up the biography of a building over six centuries.

Price: £150*

Edinburgh's Netherbow

Explore the honeycomb of courts, gardens and closes around the city gate. Experience the literary and cultural life of the Royal Mile’s centrepiece, midway between Castle and Palace.

Price: £150*

The Liar's Tour

A storyteller’s guide to the heart of Old Edinburgh, where truth and fiction collide. And sometimes truth can be stranger than fiction…

Price: £150*

*All prices above inclusive of VAT.

For tailor made tours and/or traditional storytelling sessions, please contact Miriam Morris (0131 558 8137).


Contact Us to discuss booking a tour