THE EDINBURGH VIRTUAL TOUR

- EXPLORE EDINBURGH WITH A LIVE (AND LOCAL) GUIDE!

Greyfriars Bobby.
“Robert was fantastic! His excellent knowledge of Edinburgh's history and brilliant story telling and sense of humour made for a fun filled morning. We especially enjoyed the way Robert used old images to allow us to visualise how Edinburgh looked in the past. Although I have lived here all my life, I learned SO MUCH about this beautiful city.” Catherine G - TripAdvisor review - November 2019
Wouldn’t it be great to go and explore one of the world’s most fascinating historical cities? Well, even with most of us in ‘lockdown’, we still can! This virtual tour will take you on an exploration of the Old Town part of Edinburgh’s Unesco World Heritage Site. You’ll explore streets and buildings in and around the Royal Mile and both sides of the Cowgate valley. Throughout this Edinburgh walking tour, you will visit places linked to some of the most memorable events in Edinburgh’s rich history. You’ll walk in the footsteps of royal wedding parties, visit the site of executions, find out the location of a long lost palace and and we will take you (virtually) to places most visitors to Edinburgh miss. One hour, five hundred years of Scotland’s history and one of the most famous historic capital cities – what a walk!
Hidden secrets on our Edinburgh tours Deacon Brodie. Your Edinburgh guided tour takes you into a close.

AN ENGAGING EXPERIENCE

A virtual tour doesn’t have to be less interactive than a ‘real tour’. In fact, our clever use of technology will possibly make this an even more engaging experience! We’ve used video clips, our own 360 degree panoramic images, archive images and a variety of props to help tell our story. The most important resource - Edinburgh - is still out there, we just can’t wander the streets…but we CAN visit it and explore it with this carefully designed ‘virtual tour’!
Your Edinburgh guided tour takes you into a close.
EXPLORE EDINBURGH FROM YOUR OWN HOME ON OUR

OLD EDINBURGH VIRTUAL TOUR!

CLICK THE IMAGE BELOW TO SEE ONE OF OUR

360 DEGREE IMAGES OF OLD EDINBURGH

WHAT WILL YOU SEE ON THIS

OLD TOWN HISTORY TOUR?

GREYFRIARS BOBBY - A

WORLD-FAMOUS STORY!

Your virtual walk starts in Greyfriars Kirkyard, next to the grave of one of Edinburgh’s most famous ‘characters’…the little Skye Terrier, Greyfriars Bobby. We’ll look at his famous story and some not-so-famous alternative theories of the life of this iconic wee dog. Which story is the truest account of Bobby’s life? That’s for you to ponder!

EXPLORE OFF THE BEATEN

PATH

We’ve designed this tour to take you to some ‘off-the- beaten-path’ places. You’ll experience many different locations within the oldest part of Edinburgh’s UNESCO World Heritage Site. This ‘virtual tour of Edinburgh’ follows the same route on our ‘real’ tour. You’ll be able to retrace this when you visit the city. While we do visit the Royal Mile, we also visit some of Edinburgh’s historic places on the other side of the Cowgate valley. You’ll hear stories which many other tours don’t cover.

AN EDINBURGH PLAYBOY

William Brodie’s story is one of the ‘classic’ Old Edinburgh tales. Brodie was a businessman and a deacon on the Town Council, but his love of the high life was his downfall. He might have been respectable by day, but by night he was a gambler, a womaniser and a thief. You’ll discover the Edinburgh he’d have known, from his childhood home to the scene of his death. We’ll share an eyewitness account of his last moments to help you ponder over one of the biggest Old Edinburgh mysteries, did Brodie cheat his execution? And we’ll tell you these stories at the ‘virtual’spot on which he died!

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS IN OLD

EDINBURGH

Any Edinburgh virtual walk must take you to the narrow alleyways which were the very veins of the Old Town, packed with people, businesses, and stories. We’ll explain the living conditions during the late eighteenth century, a time when the Old Town was at it’s height of fame and importance. Our stories will make you realise not only what Edinburgh folk went through, but how they used it to create positive social conditions. By the end of our story, you’ll appreciate your home plumbing way more than you ever thought possible!
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Copyright Historic Edinburgh Tours Ltd 2020
Registered in Scotland I SC 454482
28/2 Bridge Road, Edinburgh, EH13 0LQ
CLICK HERE TO ENQUIRE ABOUT THIS TOUR
BOOK ANY TOUR
‘LIVE’ LOCAL GUIDE - Robert was born in Edinburgh and has lived here all his life. There’s no pre-recorded guide here, Robert will take you on a tour and answer your questions!
SEE THE SIGHTS (VIRTUALLY!) - Including Greyfriars Kirkyard, the Grassmarket, Victoria St, the Royal Mile, Parliament Square, an Old Town close and Old College.
OFF THE BEATEN PATH - We take you to some ‘hidden’ gems’ many visitors completely miss…and what you’ll see on this tour helps you plan for a real tour too!
A VISUAL TOUR - Your guide uses then and now images, video clips and 360 degree virtual tour images on your tour.
EXCELLENCE - The ‘real’ version of this tour has an average ‘five-star’ rating on Tripadvisor. Your virtual tour gives you the same fascinating stories!
FIVE REASONS TO COME ON THIS

VIRTUAL EDINBURGH TOUR

CLICK HERE TO ENQUIRE ABOUT THIS TOUR BASED ON OUR 5  ON TRIPADVISOR RATED TOUR
Wouldn’t it be great to go and explore one of the world’s most fascinating historical cities? Well, even with most of us in ‘lockdown’, we still can! This virtual tour will take you on an exploration of the Old Town part of Edinburgh’s Unesco World Heritage Site. You’ll explore streets and buildings in and around the Royal Mile and both sides of the Cowgate valley. Throughout this Edinburgh walking tour, you will visit places linked to some of the most memorable events in Edinburgh’s rich history. You’ll walk in the footsteps of royal wedding parties, visit the site of executions, find out the location of a long lost palace and and we will take you (virtually) to places most visitors to Edinburgh miss. One hour, five hundred years of Scotland’s history and one of the most famous historic capital cities – what a walk!
EXPLORE EDINBURGH FROM YOUR OWN HOME ON OUR

OLD EDINBURGH VIRTUAL TOUR!

CLICK THE IMAGE BELOW TO SEE ONE OF OUR

360 DEGREE IMAGES OF OLD EDINBURGH

“Robert is a supremely-talented guide. He tailored my 2-hour tour by asking my preferences. No boring scripted tour with him. In addition, Robert was a walking encyclopedia of information, providing fascinating details and insights about history and the sites. There never was a dull moment…His passion for history makes Robert an ideal guide for this kind of tour! Highly-recommended!!” TripAdvisor review by Michael H - August 2019
WHAT WILL YOU SEE ON THIS

OLD TOWN HISTORY TOUR?

GREYFRIARS BOBBY - A WORLD-

FAMOUS STORY!

Your virtual walk starts in Greyfriars Kirkyard, next to the grave of one of Edinburgh’s most famous ‘characters’…the little Skye Terrier, Greyfriars Bobby. We’ll look at his famous story and some not-so-famous alternative theories of the life of this iconic wee dog. Which story is the truest account of Bobby’s life? That’s for you to ponder!

AN EDINBURGH PLAYBOY

William Brodie’s story is one of the ‘classic’ Old Edinburgh tales. Brodie was a businessman and a deacon on the Town Council, but his love of the high life was his downfall. He might have been respectable by day, but by night he was a gambler, a womaniser and a thief. You’ll discover the Edinburgh he’d have known, from his childhood home to the scene of his death. We’ll share an eyewitness account of his last moments to help you ponder over one of the biggest Old Edinburgh mysteries, did Brodie cheat his execution? And we’ll tell you these stories at the very spot on which he died!

AN ENGAGING EXPERIENCE

A virtual tour doesn’t have to be less interactive than a ‘real tour’. In fact, our clever use of technology will possibly make this an even more engaging experience! We’ve used video clips, our own 360 degree panoramic images, archive images and a variety of props to help tell our story. The most important resource - Edinburgh - is still out there, we just can’t wander the streets…but we CAN visit it and explore it with this carefully designed ‘virtual tour’!
“Robert was fantastic! His excellent knowledge of Edinburgh's history and brilliant story telling and sense of humour made for a fun filled morning. We especially enjoyed the way Robert used old images to allow us to visualise how Edinburgh looked in the past. Although I have lived here all my life, I learned SO MUCH about this beautiful city.” Catherine G - TripAdvisor review - November 2019
Copyright Historic Edinburgh Tours Ltd 2020
Registered in Scotland I SC 454482
28/2 Bridge Road, Edinburgh, EH13 0LQ
‘LIVE’ LOCAL GUIDE - Robert was born in Edinburgh and has lived here all his life. There’s no pre-recorded guide her, Robert will take you on a tour and answer your questions!
SEE THE SIGHTS (VIRTUALLY!) - Including Greyfriars Kirkyard, the Grassmarket, Victoria St, the Royal Mile, Parliament Square, an Old Town close and Old College.
OFF THE BEATEN PATH - We take you to some ‘hidden’ gems’ many visitors completely miss and what you’ll see on this tour helps you plan for a real tour too!
A VISUAL TOUR - Your guide uses then and now images, video clips and 360 degree virtual tour images on your tour.
EXCELLENCE - The ‘real’ version of this tour has an average ‘five-star’ rating on Tripadvisor. Your virtual tour gives you the same fascinating stories!
FIVE REASONS TO COME ON THIS

OLD TOWN TOUR

Text/Call us : +44 (0)7590 026 077
BOOK ANY TOUR

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS IN OLD

EDINBURGH

Any Edinburgh virtual walk must take you to the narrow alleyways which were the very veins of the Old Town, packed with people, businesses, and stories. We’ll explain the living conditions during the late eighteenth century, a time when the Old Town was at it’s height of fame and importance. Our stories will make you realise not only what Edinburgh folk went through, but how they used it to create positive social conditions. By the end of our story, you’ll appreciate your home plumbing way more than you ever thought possible!

EXPLORE OFF THE BEATEN PATH

We’ve designed this tour to take you to some ‘off-the-beaten- path’ places. You’ll experience many different locations within the oldest part of Edinburgh’s UNESCO World Heritage Site. This ‘virtual tour of Edinburgh’ follows the same route on our ‘real’ tour. You’ll be able to retrace this when you visit the city. While we do visit the Royal Mile, we also visit some of Edinburgh’s historic places on the other side of the Cowgate valley. You’ll hear stories which many other tours don’t cover.
CLICK HERE TO ENQUIRE ABOUT THIS TOUR CLICK HERE TO ENQUIRE ABOUT THIS TOUR Greyfriars Bobby.