The Heritage Trail
Hearts Heritage Stadium Tours & Trails

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.

This is an unmissable exploration of the history of the Heart of Midlothian intertwined with the beautiful city of Edinburgh.

The Tour                             

You can choose to join us at one of two pick-up points. Either at Tynecastle Park, or at the ‘Heart of Midlothian’ on the Royal Mile – where the guided tour begins.

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: £18
Concessions (under 18 / over 65): £12
Family (2 adults, 2 under 18): £45

Vouchers/Gift Cards

If you are interested in a reduced rate family ticket (2x adults, 2x under 18s), they are sold directly through the Clubstore by clicking here.

If you have a voucher or you have purchased a family ticket please phone 0131 200 7281 or email

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