Edinburgh: Must-See Sights of the Old Town

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Audio tour
Audio tour in English
Route length: 3 km
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Duration 1h - 2h
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After purchase, you will receive the link to download the app to take this tour
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With the in-app audio guide, you decide when to start, pause, and finish your tour
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  • You'll receive a self-guided audio tour right after booking
  • Consider the Holyroodhouse Palace, the majestic royal residence
  • Gaze at the peculiar structure of Scott Monument
  • Admire the breathtaking view of the city from Castle Rock
  • Let your eyes rest on the green of Princes Street Gardens
  • Listen to the moving story of a loyal friend Greyfriars Bobby
Immerse yourself in the culture and history of Scotland and relive the past of Edinburgh! Begin your discoveries of the Old Town with Holyroodhouse Palace and admire the serenity of its park contrasting with the striking modern complex of the New Scottish Parliament. Carry on to John Knox's house while listening to the peculiar life story of its owner, a man by no means ordinary. Go on then to lay your eyes on a gorgeous mass of High Kirk of St Giles, with its intricated Gothic motifs over the walls. After that, don't let the statue of Greyfriars Bobby pass you by, as his story is of an incredible and touching kind. Mount Castle Rock in order to get up close to the majestic figure of Edinburgh Castle looming over the city. You will then have a chance to look over the National Gallery of Scotland, conveniently situated next to the Royal Scottish Academy, so you can visit them both if you wish. Finish your tour with the picturesque view opening from Princes Street before you are left to enjoy the bubbly life of the New Town. Indulge yourself in a relaxing walk right amidst it! Put aside some time and be ready to discover the surprises Edinburgh has prepared for you!

What's included

  • Recommendations for wonderful cafes in art setting
  • Sites, events and books advice for fans of literature
  • Ways to carry on your exploration of the city after the tour
  • Downloadable multimedia audio tour on WeGoTrip app
  • Detailed route from stop to stop with live GPS map on your smartphone
  • Self-guided audio tour for your smartphone on the WeGoTrip app
  • Entrance tickets to the museums and galleries
  • Earphones — please make sure you have a pair of your own
  • Earphones and smartphone are not included – bring your own
  • In-person tour guide

Places you will visit

The route of the tour goes within circle
Palace of Holyroodhouse
Download the app and the digital audio tour on your smartphone before the visit. You will find recommendations on how to get to the staring point in the first step of the tour. If you have any questions or need any assistance, please email us at support@wegotrip.com.
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