The Heritage Trail
Destination Tynecastle

The Heritage Trail

Follow in the footsteps of heroes as we reveal where the Heart of Midlothian Football Club, one of Edinburgh’s oldest institutions, was formed.

Discover hidden gems of Hearts heritage as our experienced tour guides show us where the first players kitted up and practiced and where Directors met to discuss Club business.  Stand with us at the location of the first ever Scottish Cup tie; learn how match results were shared in the olden days, and how work mates became team mates as they discovered a love of the game.

Relax on our luxury coach while our professional tour guides share the extensively researched story of the history of Hearts. Let us escort you through an unforgettable experience filled with fun and facts and football.

The Tour                             

A pick up point is provided for locals at Tynecastle Park, and the guided tour begins at the Heart of Midlothian on the Royal Mile where trail goers can choose to join us directly.

10:30am - Tynecastle Park for a 10:45am departure

11:00am - Heart of Midlothian, St Giles’ Cathedral, High Street - trail begins

The route takes us from the Heart of Midlothian at St Giles Cathedral to the Quadrille Assembly where the Club was formed.  We weave a trail through the streets of Edinburgh, occasionally disembarking to walk in the footsteps of those who went before us and to remember what life was like for the early Hearts players.  Our coach tour lasts approximately 2.5 hours and will bring us back via the Haymarket war memorial, through the streets of Gorgie to pay our respects at the final resting place of some of the key figures in the Club’s history. 

Extensively researched by our Club Historians and Curators, the tour ends at Tynecastle Park where you’ll be welcomed into the Museum for some refreshments.


Adult ticket: £15
Concessions (under 18 / over 65): £10
Family (2 adults, 2 under 18): £40

How to Book

The tours are currently available online only.

If you have a preferred date in mind, please book direct from Hearts eTickets

Alternatively, you can purchase a Heritage Trail voucher that can be redeemed at a later date. You can purchase a Heritage Trail voucher at


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