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Has anyone heard of a day tour from Edinburgh like this?

Has anyone heard of a day tour from Edinburgh like this?

May 7th, 2017, 04:23 AM
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Has anyone heard of a day tour from Edinburgh like this?

My niece is going to Scotland in the next few weeks and someone told her about a tour from Edinburgh where you visit a small peasant home, a middle class home and an upper class home. Neither she nor I have been able to find anything like this online and I was wondering if anyone has any ideas. Thanks
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May 7th, 2017, 05:18 AM
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I think they've got rid of the peasants
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May 7th, 2017, 07:15 AM
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If the word peasant was used, I'd say something was terribly wrong. In fact, I find the concept a bit weird.
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May 7th, 2017, 07:25 AM
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I should probably qualify my last comment. By using the word home, I initially understood it as visiting a place where someone was actually living. House is the usual term for a place or replication of a home where people would live. Semantics aside, I haven't heard of this and, as already stated, the word peasant is really off the mark.
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May 7th, 2017, 08:30 AM
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Yes, maybe this refers to a historical park with example houses. But I've never heard of such in Scotland.

There's some house museums, like the Georgian House in New Town, Edinburgh. (Next to the Scottish First Minister's residence, IIRC.) And I remember visiting a croft house museum on Skye.

Having restated the possibilities, perhaps somebody knows to what you refer.
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May 7th, 2017, 08:40 AM
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BCC has a reality show now about living in slum conditions in Victorian England.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/tv/2016/1...-insufficient/

The upstairs/downstairs thing is big these days.
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May 7th, 2017, 09:53 AM
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Perhaps your niece's friend is thinking of something like these? I don't know if any tour operator has pulled all these into one trip, but they could all be reached by public transport from Edinburgh, if not necessarily all in the one day.

http://www.nts.org.uk/Visit/Weavers-Cottage/
http://www.nts.org.uk/Visit/Tenement-House/
http://www.nts.org.uk/Visit/Georgian-House/
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May 7th, 2017, 10:26 AM
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If it were a peasant house, it would have to be some historical construct. I suspect it was some tour that visited a castle, plus perhaps a village with some slate cottages, or maybe the conservation village of Luss, something like that.

Here is one example of that
https://www.rabbies.com/en/scotland-...stles-day-tour

Of course the obvious answer is to ask this friend who told her that what they are talking about.
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May 7th, 2017, 01:24 PM
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Thank you. I am sorry I used incorrect terms but I was just repeating what my niece said and it was early in the morning when I typed it. No offense was meant.

The source of the information is not available for further questioning. Thank you for these possibilities. I will definitely forward them to my niece.
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May 7th, 2017, 01:29 PM
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Might crofter be a better term?
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May 7th, 2017, 06:59 PM
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I have come across "replica villages" in Canada (actually quite popular here. Interesting concept whatever the terminology is.
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May 7th, 2017, 07:35 PM
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Yes, it is always a challenge to try to translate teenage-speak into human, but there is a chance the niece's friend was referring to Culross Villge, an easy day-trip from Edinburgh, which has a palace, a "townhouse", and a place called "The Study," and numerous old homes to stroll past which, with some imagination, might have at one time housed lower class families. I have not been there.

moving on, we took a trip to Edinburgh last year with young adult twenty-somethings, and had a 1/2 day in St Andrews. My non-golfing family says it was a highpoint of the trip. On a superficial level, there is so much golf hype surrounding this town which may turn off non-golfers, I recommend you look past that. It is first and foremost a delightful university town which most teenagers/young adults greatly love. Stirling is also a highly recommended day trip.
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May 7th, 2017, 07:45 PM
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>>there is a chance the niece's friend was referring to Culross Villge, a<<

I was just thinking the same thing. Maybe they took a 'bespoke' tour that included Culross.

OR -- something at Glamis . . . The Castle plus the Angus folk museum???
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May 8th, 2017, 01:44 AM
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My husband once made the mistake, when in the US, of using the word "peasants" to refer to the local farmers. The Italian equivalent, "contadino", has no negative connotation, even though until sometime after World War II, the relationship between landowner and contadino was quite medieval. Any small farmer in Italy will proudly call himself a "contadino".
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May 8th, 2017, 05:33 AM
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Thank you so much for for this information. Culross Village sounds like a definite possibility. Thanks for the reminders of St. Andrews and Stirling. Those were high points of our trip to Scotland a number of years ago (although we loved all of that trip so finding a high point would be hard). I really appreciate the help with this.
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