Edinburgh - The Georgian New Town of Edinburgh

The Georgian New Town of Edinburgh

(44 reviews)
New (1760's) Town Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
45 mins

About the tour

In the late 1700's Edinburgh expanded across the valley to form the Georgian New Town, today listed as a world heritage site. Explore the squares, streets and gardens with a local guide who loves his city. Learn about the people who have lived there and what they have given to the world, and discover the finest views of Edinburgh Castle from Princes Street Gardens!

Meet your local guide


An Engineer by training who 14 years ago returned to his life long love of Scotland and his home town Edinburgh and trained with a number of local companies as a tour guide. A tour with Martin will Entertain, Educate and Amuse!

Martin has been guiding since Nov 2007

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 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.

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 guide's hard work, 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

Annette H.

22 April 2021

Martin is a lovely guide. Very patient and knowledgeable. It's a fabulous tour and there's so much too see. The history, hidden surprises and stories are wonderful.

Maria (Ottawa) C.

20 April 2021

We love your tours Martin, so full of history and anecdotes. Edinburgh is a beautiful city and walking it with you is a great experience. We love your sense of humour too! Thank you!

melinda S.

20 April 2021

love the details. In the future, maybe more detail on certain time lines and history of that time with sculpture, statues, buildings, names, events. History of the city founding, people that lived there ( you mentioned many) events that changed the course of history. Thank-you

Dean E.

19 April 2021

Thank you

Tasos K.

19 April 2021

Great tour

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