Horrible history lessons on a bus tour

Date Posted: 13/05/2013

Edinburgh Bus Tours has unveiled a new commentary for school children, dedicated to Edinburgh’s gruesome past, and based on the bestselling children’s books Horrible Histories by Terry Deary.

The new commentary, on-board City Sightseeing tours, has been voiced by Forth One DJ and popular local pantomime villain, Grant Stott.

School groups will hear tales of the Grassmarket hangings, Nor Loch, Burke and Hare’s dastardly deeds and Dr David Livingstone being mauled by lions.

The commentary launches five weeks before the characters of Henry VIII and Queen Victoria visits Edinburgh for Horrible Histories at The King’s Theatre.

Tim Armour, general manager at Edinburgh Bus Tours, said: “We wanted to create a tour that would make sightseeing in Edinburgh just as attractive to children.

“We’ve enjoyed a great relationship with Horrible Histories for some years, and hopefully this new commentary from Grant Stott will add some fresh grizzliness to entice a younger audience.”

The Horrible Histories commentary is available alongside commentaries in nine different languages. Highlights from the City Sightseeing tour include Edinburgh Castle, National Museums Scotland and the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

For further school trip information visit www.edinburghtour.com.

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