Calton Hill Edinburgh: Athens of the North

by Virtual Scotland
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  • Location
    Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Duration
  • Group Size
    Up to 100+ guests
  • Language(s)
    • English
  • $
  • Live - Walking
    Your guide is live from the destination and gives you a tour just as if you were there in person walking alongside them. These virtual tours are conducted through Zoom, so participants can ask questions and interact with the guide in real time.
  • City
  • History & Culture
  • Nature
  • Sightseeing


Let's go for a walk around Calton Hill. Edinburgh is built on 7 hills just like Rome and each give a great vantage point we can see great views of the city and it's surroundings. On top of the hill are many monuments and buildings. This is part of the UNESCO city heritage the Edinburgh became in 1995.

This includes two observatories, the Nelson Monument tower and Scotland's National Monument. Originally meant to be a copy of the Parthenon, but they ran out of money and not complete it. It is known as the disgrace of Edinburgh! The buildings are a great tribute to Edinburgh's Georgian architecture and Scottish Enlightenment.

Join us for views, history and culture of Edinburgh and it's surroundings.

(image credits to VisitScotland / Kenny Lam)

Meet Your Live Virtual Guide

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Mike ORourke
Virtual Scotland

Mike is a Qualified Blue Badge Guide in Scotland . He has been guiding now for about 10 years and loving it. Mike is an enthusiast about Scottish History and enjoys tell stories of characters such as Robert the Bruce and Mary Queen of Scots. He lives in Edinburgh and passionate about the cities Old and New Towns. The old town is full of medieval history and has an underground city. A great place for those who like dark history and ghosts.

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Preparing for your Virtual Tour

Enjoy a tour of Scotland from the comfort of your own home. This is an interactive online experience that can be viewed on any device from anywhere in the world. A live streaming event that will be in real time, happening at the same time you are watching with no script. You will be able to talk to the guide directly, ask questions and even ask to see something in particular on the camera. It will be as if you are really here!

All you need is an internet connection and a device to stream.

Tour will last 45min to 1 hour. The latest we can accept the booking is 1 hour before sunset. In the winter time this would be about 3pm local time.