Highlights from Edinburgh’s Old Town: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

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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.

What's Included

Lifetime access to this tour in English

Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata

VoiceMap App for Android and iOS

What's Not Included


Smartphone and headphones

Tickets or entrance fees to any museums or other attractions en route


Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 6 - 99

Additional Info

  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Public transportation options are available nearby

Cancellation Policy

All sales are final. No refund is available for cancellations.

What To Expect

Royal Scottish Academy
This self-guided audio tour starts in front of Edinburgh's Royal Scottish Academy. Before you start your walk, you'll be introduced to the tour and hear a bit about how the VoiceMap app works.

• Admission Ticket Free

Princes Street Gardens
The tour takes you through a section of Princes Street Gardens. While you walk, you'll hear a bit of Edinburgh's history and how its history is represented through its architecture.

• Admission Ticket Free

Royal Mile
The tour takes you down part of the Royal Mile. You'll hear about how the Royal Mile is the physical and social backbone of the Old Town.

• Admission Ticket Free

National Museum of Scotland
You'll walk around the outside of the National Museum of Scotland. While you walk, you'll see the unusual, lesser-known side of the National Museum of Scotland.

• Admission Ticket Free

Gladstone's Land
The tour briefly stops in front of Gladstone's Land. You'll learn about this pre-mid 17th century building, one of the few on Royal Mile, before continuing your walk.

• Admission Ticket Free

Riddle's Court
The tour takes you to Riddle's Court where you'll learn about this hidden place that was once a merchant's house.

• Admission Ticket Free

St Giles' Cathedral
The tour takes you past St Giles Cathedral. While you walk, you'll hear the history of the cathedral and hear about some of its remodellings.

• Admission Ticket Free

John Knox House Museum
The tour briefly stops in front of John Knox House Museum. You'll learn the history of the house and how the building got its name.

• Admission Ticket Free

The Scottish Parliament
The tour ends in front of the Scottish Parliament building. You'll hear about some of its architectural features.

• Admission Ticket Free

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