Edinburgh - An Introduction to Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Mile

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An Introduction to Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Mile

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(200 reviews)
Castle and the Royal Mile, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
45 mins

About the tour

Learn about Edinburgh Castle and the surrounding historic buildings viewed from the Castle Esplanade (site of the annual Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo) and travel down the upper part of the Royal Mile hearing stories about the buildings the people who lived in them and things that happened.

Meet MartinMcM


An engineer by training who 14 years ago returned to his life long love of the history of Scotland and of his home town Edinburgh and trained as a Tour Guide. Tour with Martin and expect to be Amused,Educated and Entertained.

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Edinburgh with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Edinburgh. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Iain O.

27 October 2021

Excellent tour is dreadful weather conditions

Nani M.

27 October 2021

His extensive knowledge on the history and the culture was fascinating. I could listen to his stories all day.

Karen B.

26 October 2021

Martin is very knowledgeable and he entertained us with short stories from Scottish history, culture and traditions as he showed us the busy streets near Edinburgh Castle.

Teresa M.

26 October 2021

Beautiful tour , and very educational!! Thank you!!

Janet G.

26 October 2021

I had to leave earlier than expected, but, Martin gave a brilliant tour whilst I was online. Thank you

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