Things to do in Edinburgh
A History of Witchcraft in Edinburgh: A Self-Guided Audio Tour
Taken in Edinburgh’s famous sites while hearing the history and folklore of witchcraft on this affordable self-guided walking tour. • See where the Wizard of West Bow lived and walk in the footsteps of the women sentenced to death for witchcraft • Hear from producer Katrina Milne who’s lead over 2000 clients on our tours since launching Travel Kat Tours in 2018 • Do it all in 75 minutes or linger at stops along the way with complete control over when you start and finish • Get unlimited use before and after your booking date • Use the virtual tour option at home Once you’ve booked, you’ll receive a ticket with instructions and a unique code listed under “Before You Go”. Then simply install the VoiceMap app and enter your code. The app displays directions to the starting point, and when you’re in the right place, just pop in your headphones and tap start. VoiceMap has automatic GPS playback, with turn-by-turn directions. It also works offline. Please note that this is a hilly walk.
Writers and Poets virtual tour of Scotland
From poems of the ‘bonnie’ landscapes and character of the past to stories of some of the most well-known wizards and detectives of our time, all can in some way thank their beginnings to the streets of the beautiful city of Edinburgh. From the comfort of your own home you can join us as we virtually walk the streets of Edinburgh discovering were some of our favourite authors created their best selling stories and the inspiration behind some of the most well-known characters in literature. This is a tour perfect for all book lover no matter what genre, with a special mention of the Scottish dialect that some of the best Scottish writers and poets favoured over the past 300 years! To start, you will get instructions to log on and join your guide and fellow ‘virtual tourists’ on this fun filled interactive literature themed tour. After virtually meeting your guide at the birthplace of ‘The National Bard of Scotland’ on the west coast of Scotland.
Harry Potter’s Edinburgh: A Self-Guided Audio Tour
Come with me Muggles on a self-guided audio tour and explore the Edinburgh that inspired J.K. Rowling’s global phenomenon! We'll explore the secret alleyways of the Old Town, starting at Edinburgh Castle, then we'll wander down to “Diagon Alley” and find the gravestones of Voldemort and some other well-known characters from the Harry Potter series. We'll spot “Hogwarts School of Wizardry” along the way too, and if you like, you can stop in at the famous and not-so-famous cafes where J.K. Rowling wrote before Harry Potter became a best-seller. Our journey will include: • A fantastic view of the Edinburgh Castle from the esplanade in front of it • The Royal Mile, Old Town’s most famous street • The Writer’s Museum, a literature fan’s heaven • Victoria Street, one of Scotland's most photographed streets • The Grassmarket where you’ll hear a story of one very lucky lady from the 1700s. • Greyfriar’s Graveyard
Harry Potter's Edinburgh guide
So, you arrive in Edinburgh and want to know all about Harry Potter and JK Rowling in a safe way. You have 3 choices available to you. 1.Go on a crowded guided tour and see all those sights you read about before you came. 2. Walk around aimlessly hoping that the Gods of tourism will guide you. 3. Go to snikkit dot com and see all that Harry Potter left behind in Edinburgh. Snikkit dot com will show you everything Potter about this place. The main sites The history The people And you have 48 hours to do it! But also along with Harry Potter we offer you a free tour of the city (for a limited time). This is your tour at your own pace and at your convenience. We have done all the homework for you and found and researched all the stories and facts you need for an enlightening self guided tour of Harry Potter's Edinburgh. Once logged in you are the boss, you decide what you want to see and when you want to see it and stay safe.
Edinburgh Royal Mile (New Self Guided Tour)
Why be a tourist when you can be a traveller. We'll show you the castle and the Cathedral, but it's the cities secret hidden gems that most people want to learn about. * The cannon ball hidden in the walls of a house. * The Witches well. * Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde * The Heart of Midlothian * And many, many more stories. This is your tour at your own pace and at your convenience. We have done all the homework for you and found and researched all the stories and facts you need for an enlightening self guided tour of Edinburgh's history, architecture, music, ghosts, murders and culture. Once logged in you are the boss, you decide what you want to see and when you want to see it and you have 48 hours to do so.
Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour in Royal Mile
If you’d like to go deep into the Royal Mile’s rich history, this self-guided audio tour is a fabulous way to do it – showing you where history was made, and taking you back in your imagination to the moments that echo through Edinburgh’s story! We begin outside St Giles’ Cathedral, where we’ll lay the foundations, discussing old Scotland’s Law, Church and State – with many a quirky anecdote thrown in! Here we’ll meet James VI, Oliver Cromwell and John Knox, and we’ll hear about a very unusual marriage tradition! As we continue, you’ll hear much more about the rises and falls of the Stuart dynasty, culminating in Bonnie Prince Charlie’s final campaign in 1745. Then we’re off to discover the ‘closes’ (alleyways) of the Royal Mile and the characters that adorn their history – from Sir Walter Scott and Rabbie Burns to Jenny Geddes and Edinburgh’s greatest society beauty, Susannah Kennedy. If you like to go a little deeper with your history, you’ll love this fascinating audio tour!
Haunted Edinburgh: "The Bloody Past" City Exploration Game
Embark on a haunted Edinburgh tour where you will follow clues to discover striking places and local stories. Play the role of a devilish staff on this spine-tingling walking tour, which takes you on a journey through some of the city’s most haunted places, including Greyfriars Kirkyard, the site of the Nor’ Loch and West Bow. Are you ready for a haunted walk around Edinburgh? Discover Edinburgh’s dark and bloody past, from the Great Scottish Witch Hunts to the Burke and Hare murders and learn about the haunting stories of the Wizard of West Bow, the Grey Lady, George Mackenzie and more. Explore the many sites where public executions were held and visit the hall containing a book made of William Burke’s flesh Try a new type of experience, the perfect mix between a tour, an outdoor escape game, and a treasure hunt.
Darkside Horror Walking Audio Tour in Edinburgh
The mobile app helps you explore a horrid and brutal past of Edinburgh with a private audio tour (included). The audio tour has clean navigation, filled with exciting stories from professional guides. The Edinburgh Horror walk will take you around the old town of Edinburgh to explore the twisting closes and streets that have played host to some of the most brutal parts of our past. This walk takes you from the Royal Mile to the Grassmarket and down through Greyfriars Cemetery. There are steps involved so be careful as you make your way through the old town. The audio guide on the mobile app is the best way to enjoy the tour at your own pace and be independent of a group tour. The mobile app is available on App Store and Google Play and works offline. This is not a ghost tour as such, but more a dark history tour. However, that doesn't mean you aren't in for a fright. Enjoy your party only!
Edinburgh: Self-Guided City Experience
- Discover Edinburgh's most famous and iconic landmarks, including Edinburgh Castle and Palace of Holyroodhouse - Sophisticated mobile technology turns your smartphone into the ultimate travel companion for the duration of your stay - Tune into the multilingual audio commentary to hear interesting facts, stories and anecdotes for over 90 points of interest - Opt for one of many recommended walking routes or customise your own with personalised pinpoints - Audio guide available in English
Highlights from Edinburgh’s Old Town: A Self-Guided Audio Tour
Discover Edinburgh’s complex history through the lens of its most influential architects, on a 90-minute walk. If you’re curious about the origins of Scottish design then you'll enjoy this self-guided walking tour in the atmospheric Old Town. You’ll explore the fascinating historical buildings that give the area its character, and admire award-winning contemporary architecture like the famous Scottish Parliament. On this audio tour, you’ll meander through narrow closes, beneath stepped gables and turrets, pausing at breathtaking viewpoints. You'll be shown the easy-to-miss details on the buildings, and old maps and drawings. Downloading the tour onto the VoiceMap app to enjoy the tour on location or virtually at home.
Edinburgh’s Dean Village History and Architecture: A Self-Guided Audio Tour
Chart the fate of Dean Village from industrious prosperity to complete disrepute, before it became the most desirable residential district in Edinburgh. On this self-guided GPS walking tour, you'll go around the ancient and picturesque milling village that still contains traces of its Baronial legacy. You'll see the old bridge, the tollbooth, the mill and the weir, which were all formerly controlled by the Incorporation of Baxters (bakers). You'll be pointed to easy-to-miss details on buildings, and see old maps and drawings. While hearing about model Victorian social housing, you'll wander around Well Court, a heritage building commissioned in the 1880s and you'll walk through a chic cemetery which was the place to be buried in the 1800s, to see two modern art galleries, once-glamorous Georgian orphanages. Downloading the tour onto the VoiceMap app to enjoy the tour on location or virtually at home.
The Architecture of Money: A Self-Guided Audio Tour of Edinburgh’s New Town
Edinburgh’s New Town is straight out of a world history of architecture, with its classical beauty and Georgian past. If you’re interested in hearing more about it then this informative self-guided GPS walking tour is for you. In 90 minutes, you’ll learn how Edinburgh became the largest planned town development in the world – and a "model city" – and in what sense its design and layout made it architecturally ideal. Although its original Georgian fabric has suffered many alterations, you'll see several clear traces of the former neoclassical city and the often-overlooked details in the fanlights and elegant ironwork of the original New Town street lights. You'll see buildings by celebrated British architects like Robert Adam and old maps and drawings. Downloading the tour onto the VoiceMap app to enjoy the tour on location or virtually at home.
Small Group Ghostly Underground Vaults Tour in Edinburgh
Small, personal 5 star group tour with a maximum of 18 people. Experience a ghost tour in the safety of the daylight hours to get up close to Edinburgh’s haunted past. Explore the famous Blair Street Underground Vaults but beware, its always dark underground...
Small Group Edinburgh Underground Vaults Historical Walk
Small, personal 5 star group tour with a maximum of 18 people. Descend into the unique Blair Street Underground Vaults of Old Edinburgh. Far below the busy, bustling Edinburgh streets there lies a dark, quiet and forgotten place. These wonderful dark rooms of arched ceilings, fireplaces and 18th century wine vaults lie beneath the South Bridge, one of the city's main thoroughfares. What happened in these extraordinary vaulted chambers, who lived here, where, when and why? See and learn more...
Small Group Edinburgh Night Walking tour including Underground Vaults
Explore the grim and ghastly side of Edinburgh on a ghost walking tour with exclusive visit to Blair Street Underground Vaults. From fiendish plots that led to treason and torture, to secret lives lingering in the darkest corners of the city. Join this late-night ghost walking tour and experience Edinburgh's historic and mysterious streets and alleyways as your local guide brings to life tales of the city’s supernatural past and present. Enjoy a tour with a Live, Award-winning, English-speaking guide TourTalk devices provided for a more immersive storytelling experience Small group walking tour (max 18 people) This is an adults-only tour suitable for those aged 18+
Edinburgh Scavenger Hunt: A Fairy Tale Capital
Let’s Roam is the #1 app-led scavenger hunt company. Walk to all the best landmarks and hidden gems, answering trivia questions and solving challenges. Work with your team or compete against them, as you learn new facts and create memorable experiences. Let’s Roam Scavenger Hunts are great as an everyday activity, or for bachelorette parties, birthday parties, corporate team building events and more! Each player chooses an interactive role, with challenges varying by person.
Small Group Royal Mile Walking Tour with Optional Entry to Edinburgh Castle
Small, personal 5 star group tour with a maximum of 18 people. Pack in history, mystery and local flavor on this 2-hour walking tour of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle. Follow an informative guide into Old Town’s labyrinth of cobblestone alleyways and tenements, part of a UNESCO World Heritage site, and find secret places you’d never discover on your own. As you pass St Giles Cathedral, Parliament Square and John Knox House, hear about Edinburgh’s colorful and turbulent past. Follow this great introduction to the Royal Mile with a tour of Edinburgh Castle(if castle option is selected) and learn how this iconic fortress shaped the country’s history.
Private Self-Guided Treasure Hunt Around Edinburgh Old Town
A fun and different way to see Edinburgh. Solve satisfying clues and follow beautiful maps sent to your phones. Spot things other people take for granted! You’ll learn interesting facts and stories. Everything is outdoors and you can do social distancing.
Edinburgh Self Guide
So, you arrive in Edinburgh and want to know all about it. You have 3 choices available to you. 1. Go on a guided tour and see all those sights you read about before you came. 2. Walk around aimlessly hoping that the Gods of tourism will guide you. 3. Go to snikkit dot com and see what like minded locals want you to see about their home. Snikkit dot com will show you everything about a place on a simple, easy to use interactive map. The main sites The history The people But also the small stories, the best pubs and bars, where the locals eat and much much more. This is your tour at your own pace and at your convenience. We have done all the homework for you and found and researched all the stories and facts you need for an enlightening self guided tour of Edinburgh's history, architecture, music, ghosts, murders and culture. Once logged in you are the boss, you decide what you want to see and when you want to see it.
Edinburgh Self-Guided Audio Tour - Its History and Secrets
Explore Edinburgh and walk through this charming historic city as you discover the winding, hilly streets of this glorious and ancient town! On this self-guided tour narrated by an expert historian, we’ll visit the most famous historic buildings and architectural highlights. We’ll hear about the ancient tales that live in this city, as well as what it’s like to be a student at Edinburgh! We'll visit the most iconic spots such as Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile, Victoria Street, the National Museum and Barrie’s Close. Learn about the famous people that have lived in Edinburgh, and finish the tour by visiting Advocates Close to cap off this cultural adventure in this must-see picturesque city. Note: This is a self-guided audio walking tour and does not include entrance tickets