Edinburgh's Old Town & Royal Mile

1 hour virtual event

Event short description

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This tour will focus on the center of the Old Town of Edinburgh in the heart of the Royal Mile. We begin at the Mercat Cross which was the hub of the open air market in the Medieval days and also used for public punishments. From here we continue passed the Law Courts and admire its façade with it's neo-classical architecture. Reaching the front of St Giles Cathedral we see some unique traditions and reminders of the past such as the Heart of Midlothian. We then admire the building from a distance with its crown steeple.

Your virtual guide will then take you to the lawn market where you learn about one of the city's outlaw heroes, Deacon Brodie. We take a stroll up the castle hill to some of the main attractions of the city such as the Whisky Experience, Camera Obscura and Edinburgh Castle. If we are lucky we may hear some bag pipes! Next we go through one of the eerie closes. These tiny streets and back courtyards are covered on either side of the Royal Mile from top to bottom. Here we learn how this make the layout of the old town of Edinburgh and why it's nickname is Auld Reekie.

Finally, we will end our tour with spectacular views of the New Town and the famous Princes Street. This unique experience of Edinburgh's old town is full of dark history, gory stories and ghost tales, as well as informative and entertaining. We will tell you all you need to know about the historical capital of Scotland. Hear stories of famous historic charters such as Mary Queen of Scots, Deacon Brodie, Robert the Bruce, and our well-known writers Robert Louis Stevenson, Walter Scott, and Robert Burns.

Virtual event

This host typically use zoom, but we can integrate with other systems.

Book now - adjust headcount later

Headcount can be adjusted up to 3 days before the event.

Group size

This event supports 15 - 500 participants.

Group participation level

Medium - Guests will be sent a kit or prompted to participate in this event.

Languages supported

English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Hungarian, and Italian

Event duration

1 hour

Full details

How it works

Book your tour and let us do the rest! You will be provided a zoom link after purchase which can be shared with your group. Then just join at the scheduled date and time.

This host supports the following options:

  • Breakout rooms
  • Pre-assigned teams

Things you'll need

Each guest will need to supply the items below to participate fully in this event.

  • Laptop

  • Internet

  • Zoom

How to join

This event is delivered using the video platform: Zoom

Prefer to use your own platform? This host supports the following options:

  • Zoom
  • Google Meet

Other things you will need to join:

  • Link to this event, provided after purchase
  • Internet connected device, tablets and phones are supported
  • Internet connection
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