The Kirk we know today was built on the land granted to Edinburgh by Mary Queen of Scots. Originally the site of a Franciscan Friary explore the changing uses of the site, discover some of Edinburgh's interesting characters from the past. See the beautiful grave markers, mausoleums and even the simple remembrances. Hear about the changing city through the centuries. Discover the unexpected from Herb Gardens to part of the city wall, Harry Potter connections and more.
Sam started guiding in January 2000 and has not stopped. She loves to talk and show people her wonderful home town of Edinburgh and her beautiful country, Scotland. Her own company Edinburgh Tour Guides is now a family affair with her husband. She loves history, architecture, and all things Scottish, she's an Outlander fan and loves old ghost stories. She's has a sense of humour and likes to keep people entertained during the tour.
Sam has been guiding since Jan 2000
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 guide.
The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide 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 guide 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.
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 guide’s hard work, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.
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.