The Architecture of Money: A Self-Guided Audio Tour of Edinburgh’s New Town

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Departs: Edinburgh, Edinburgh

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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.

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
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • All of VoiceMap's audio tours are self-guided and users must bring their own smartphone and headphones to take the tour. We urge all our users to wear facemasks and carry hand sanitiser with them to ensure their own protection and the protection of others
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Service animals allowed

Cancellation Policy

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

What To Expect

Edinburgh City Chambers
This self-guided GPS audio tour starts in front of Edinburgh's City Chambers. You'll hear a bit about the city's history and a bit about how the VoiceMap app works.

• Admission Ticket Free

Royal Mile
The tour passes through a section of the Royal Mile.

• Admission Ticket Free

North Bridge
The tour takes you across North Bridge. You'll hear how the New Town got its start.

• Admission Ticket Free

General Register House
The tour briefly stops in front of the Register House. You'll hear about the building and some of its specific architectural details.

• Admission Ticket Free

Princes Street
The tour takes you across a part of Princes Street.

• Admission Ticket Free

St Andrew Square
The tour stops briefly in St Andrew's Square Park.

• Admission Ticket Free

Melville Monument
The tour briefly stops in front of the Melville Monument. You'll hear about Henry Dundas.

• Admission Ticket Free

Charlotte Square
The tour takes you through Charlotte Square.

• Admission Ticket Free

Stockbridge Market
The tour ends in front of the Stockbridge Market.

• Admission Ticket Free

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