Edinburgh: Self-Guided Old Town Walking Tour Smartphone App

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Discover Edinburgh's enchanting history on a self-guided Old Town walking tour taken via an app on your phone. Immerse yourself in captivating tales as you explore iconic landmarks and hidden gems.


  • Explore Edinburgh at your own pace on a self-guided tour on your smartphone
  • Stroll down the historic Royal Mile and learn about the history of the city
  • Marvel at St Giles' Cathedral's stunning architecture and wonderful interiors
  • Admire the views of the imposing Edinburgh Castle perched atop Castle Hill
  • Experience the vibrant Grassmarket Square, and hear about its bloody history


Embark on a self-guided exploration of Edinburgh, delving into the city’s majestic landmarks and hidden gems. Download a handy audio guide to your smartphone and admire sites like the John Knox House, St Giles' Cathedral, and Edinburgh Castle at your own pace. Begin your journey atop Calton Hill, with its unparalleled views, before strolling down to the historic Royal Mile, linking Edinburgh Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the official residence of the British monarch in Scotland. Pass the John Knox House and hear about the intriguing story of one of Scotland's most notable historical figures. Admire the sight of St Giles' Cathedral, with its stunning Gothic architecture, which stands as a testament to Scotland's religious history. Admire the views of Edinburgh Castle, the imposing fortress on Castle Rock which is an iconic symbol of Edinburgh. Learn about its fascinating history and importance to the city. Continue through Grassmarket Square, once the site of public executions and now a lively area known for its pubs, shops, and cafes. Finally, visit the Greyfriars Kirkyard to learn about a peaceful yet poignant part of Edinburgh's history.


App-based tour Audio commentary Offline map Customer service support

Important Information

  • You must install the app and download the tour using WiFi Stories play automatically as you go along the route You can start, stop, replay, or rewind the audio as you like

Easy cancellation

Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund


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