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mp3cityguides Guide to Edinburgh

mp3cityguides Guide to Edinburgh

An audio walking tour of Edinburgh from Holyrood Palace past the Castle and onto the New Town

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3 Hrs.


We start our guide to Edinburgh at one of the city’s newest landmarks – the New Scottish Parliament.  Then, over the next four or five hours, depending on how many breaks you take, you’ll hear about one of the city’s oldest sites - Holyroodhouse Palace.  We'll explain how, in the twelfth century when King David was hunting he saw a stag with a cross or ‘rood’ between its horns, prompting him to establish an abbey on the site.
  As you walk up the Royal Mile you’ll hear about the history of Edinburgh.    We’ll show you John Knox’s house and explain what his First Blast Against the Monstrous Regiment of Women actually meant.
  At the High Kirk we’ll explain how a French saint came to become patron saint of Edinburgh.  We’ll tell you the moving story behind the Greyfriars Bobby before we move up to The Castle.  You’ll hear about how the great canon, Mons Meg and the Honours of Scotland disappeared and were found again – in a very unlikely place.
  Then we’ll move onto the Mound where you’ll be able to visit the National Gallery of Scotland and hear how Princes Street Gardens replaced the filthy Loch Lor and were part of a massive improvement in the look – and the smell – of Edinburgh.
  We’ll show you what to look out for on the Scott Monument.  Finally, it’s off to New Town, the great example of modern town planning.

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