Mysteries, Monsters & Magic in Edinburgh – Virtual Experience

Angus Tour Guide

Angus

5.00
Edinburgh, Scotland
from €8.00 / person
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Duration 1 hour
Language English
Free Cancellation Up to 24 hrs in advance

Overview

Discover the stranger side of Edinburgh on a walk through its most famous graveyard. Explore how Edinburgh’s grisly history shaped the city today: how the medical school changed the landscape of cemeteries, how public hangings used to be for public entertainment, and how Edinburgh’s mysterious stories even helped to inspire Harry Potter. From serial killers, ghosts and even a loyal dog, Greyfriars Kirkyard is the heart of Edinburgh’s gruesome past.

This is a private live virtual tour. Our professional, local guide will be showing you Edinburgh’s most fascinating sights in real time, directly from the streets of Edinburgh. You will be connected via video call and you can then explore the city together. With your experienced guide you will see more than just the Edinburgh of today, you’ll also get a glimpse back in time because each tour is complemented with an excellent selection of multimedia. You will be shown historic photographs and videos to help with explanations, stories and the historical context of Edinburgh's incredible and turbulent past. You can’t get any closer to history without a time machine!

The entire tour is designed to be as interactive as you desire. You can ask questions, you can request to go back and look at something again, you have all the freedom and participation of a private walking tour, all from the comfort of your own home.

The video calling software used for the tour is called Zoom. You will need to have it downloaded on your laptop, tablet or cellphone – with a connection to speakers or headphones – in order to participate in the tour. Also, remember to keep an eye on the time difference when choosing a time for your private virtual experience, as all times stated are in Edinburgh time!

Tour highlights

Grassmarket

Grassmarket

Greyfriars Church and Kirkyard

Covenanters Prison

Covenanters Prison

George Heriot's School

Greyfriars Bobby

1. Grassmarket

We begin the tour in the Grassmarket, the site of the most prolific city gallows in Edinburgh. In the 18th Century public hangings were one of the greatest forms of public entertainment and your guide will tell you the local legend of Maggie Dickson. 

2. Greyfriars Church and Kirkyard

Learn about grave robbers and serial killers, whilst standing in the grounds of Greyfriars Church. Edinburgh is said to be the most haunted city in Europe, and your guide will take you to the most haunted place in the whole of the city, the mausoleum of George McKenzie.

3. Covenanters Prison

Arguably the most important part of Greyfriars Kirkyard is the Covenanters Prison, where the National Covenant was signed. Learn about the impact this had on the Church of Scotland, as well as the stories of 1200 men who were arrested and placed in the Covenanters Prison.

4. George Heriot's School

See the inspiration for Harry Potter's Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, as your local guide shows you the stunning George Heriot's School. 

5. Greyfriars Bobby

We finish the tour with the story of Greyfriars Bobby, a skye terrier who sat by his owner's grave for 14 years. This local dog's grave is the most visited in the city.

Why choose this Tour?

  • Professional local English speaking tour guide
  • Private virtual live tour via Zoom app

Requirements

  • An internet connection
  • An internet-enabled device such as: desktop computer, laptop, tablet, smartphone. (It does not matter which operating system you use)
  • A microphone
  • Webcam, if you would like the tour guide and/or other tour participants calling in virtually to be able to see you
  • The Zoom call-in link. If someone else purchased the tour for you, please make sure you obtain the link before the tour starts

How Do I Book a Virtual Tour?

All of our tours are led by world-class guides. For a custom virtual experience, please reach out to us at info@vexperio.com at least 48 hours before the tour is set to start and our team will be happy to assist you.

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Pick your virtual tour

Vexperio offers a large variety of tours in Berlin, Madrid, Barcelona, Rome, Venice, and Edinburgh, with more destinations available soon!

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Book a time that works for you

Booking a tour is as easy as picking a time and date. Please note that we may get back to you if the time difference with your chosen destination requires an adjustment to the time or date.

3

On your device, click the provided Zoom link

You do not need to install Zoom or have an existing account to experience one of our virtual tours. Simply click on the URL link provided in your email, and your tour will pop open in a new window.

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Enjoy your tour!

As soon as you log into your virtual tour on Zoom, you will find your smiling Vexperio tour guide waiting to take you on your adventure!

Other Important Information

Our tours run between 8:00AM and 7:00PM Edinburgh time.

After booking your experience, please send us an email to let us know what time you would like for it to start. For bigger group bookings of over 15 persons please contact us directly for a price quote.

The video calling software used for the tour is called Zoom. You will need to have it downloaded on your laptop, tablet or cellphone – with a connection to speakers or headphones – in order to participate in the tour.

Also, remember to keep an eye on the time difference when choosing a time for your private virtual experience, as all times stated are in Edinburgh time!

If booking less than 48 hours in advance, please check availability with us first, by sending an email to info@vexperio.com. Our office hours are 9:00AM-5:00PM on the weekdays and 9:00AM-2:00PM on the weekends.

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