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The Architecture of Money: A Self-Guided Audio Tour of Edinburgh's New Town


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Edinburgh’s New Town is straight out of a world history of architecture, with its classical beauty and Georgian past. If you’re interested in hearing more about it then this informative self-guided GPS walking tour is for you. In 90 minutes, you’ll learn how Edinburgh became the largest planned town development in the world – and a "model city" – and in what sense its design and layout made it architecturally ideal.

Although its original Georgian fabric has suffered many alterations, you'll see several clear traces of the former neoclassical city and the often-overlooked details in the fanlights and elegant ironwork of the original New Town street lights. You'll see buildings by celebrated British architects like Robert Adam and old maps and drawings.

Downloading the tour onto the VoiceMap app to enjoy the tour on location or virtually at home.

About This Deal

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Edinburgh City Chambers, 45-329 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1PN Scotland

This self-guided GPS audio tour starts in front of Edinburgh's City Chambers. You'll hear a bit about the city's history and a bit about how the VoiceMap app works.

Pass By: Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 2PB Scotland

The tour passes through a section of the Royal Mile.

Pass By: North Bridge, Edinburgh Scotland

The tour takes you across North Bridge. You'll hear how the New Town got its start.

Pass By: H M General Register House 2 Princes Street, Edinburgh EH1 3YY Scotland

The tour briefly stops in front of the Register House. You'll hear about the building and some of its specific architectural details.

Pass By: 53 Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 2DG Scotland

The tour takes you across a part of Princes Street.

Pass By: St Andrew Square, George Street, Edinburgh Scotland

The tour stops briefly in St Andrew's Square Park.

Pass By: Melville Monument, St Andrew Square, Edinburgh Scotland

The tour briefly stops in front of the Melville Monument. You'll hear about Henry Dundas.

Pass By: West end of George Street 40 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh EH2 4HQ Scotland

The tour takes you through Charlotte Square.

Pass By: Stockbridge Market, Saunders Street/Kerr Street Stockbridge, Edinburgh EH3 6TQ Scotland

The tour ends in front of the Stockbridge Market.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Service animals allowed
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Near public transportation
  • Stroller accessible
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • All of VoiceMap's audio tours are self-guided and users must bring their own smartphone and headphones to take the tour. We urge all our users to wear facemasks and carry hand sanitiser with them to ensure their own protection and the protection of others.
  • Lifetime access to this tour in English
  • Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata
  • VoiceMap App for Android and iOS

  • Food/Drink
  • Smartphone and headphones
  • Tickets or entrance fees to any museums or other attractions en route
  • Transportation

Departure Point
Edinburgh City Chambers, 253 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1YJ, UK

Departure Time
Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 7/30/2020 - 7/14/2023
Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

90 to 120 minutes

Return Details
Stockbridge Market, Saunders St, Stockbridge, Edinburgh EH3 6TQ, UK

Voucher Info
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the VoiceMap in connection with this deal. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to Viator will be directed back to Groupon.

This offer is not eligible for promo codes.

Fine Print

14-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operator's terms and conditions for this offer here. Offer is not eligible for our promo codes or other discounts.