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University of Edinburgh

I am a Scottish Blue Badge Tourist Guide. I graduated in 2014 from the course which was run by the University of Edinburgh. I tour all across Scotland with a mix of walking, coach and incentive group tours. I also create video tours available on YouTube and social media.

From Edinburgh
Online Experience
1 Hour
United Kingdom
Upto 10 people
English
Highlights
  • Real-time walking tour streamed live from the University of Edinburgh
  • See the McEwan Hall, Bedlam Student Theatre, and the different departments inside the campus
  • Gain practical insight into student life in and around the university campus
Description

Founded in 1583, the University of Edinburgh is one of the ancient Scottish Universities which hark back to a time when there were more universities in Scotland than in England. On this online campus tour, we will start at the historic Old College which was built by Robert Adam in 1827. I will then take you along Chambers Street, past a number of  University departments and the the National Museum of Edinburgh, home to Dolly the cloned cheep. Edinburgh is renowned for its biogenetics.

Past the statue of the city's most famous dog Bobby, we will walk by the University Student Theatre Bedlam.  You will then head into the heart of the University, which is in the centre of Edinburgh rather than at an isolated campus. Visit the McEwan Hall, the magnificent location for graduation ceremonies and the student unions of Potterow and Teviot. Moving on, visit the leafy George Square, home to many important departments and the renowned University Library designed by Basil Spence. The tour will conclude across the green meadows, at the Pollock Halls student accommodation by Holyrood Park.

About this experience
Instructions
  • Please have a good internet connection and Zoom app installed on your phone or laptop
  • The instructions to join the meeting will be sent via email shortly after the booking
Know before you go
  • This tour involves walking and travelling to different places; at times the mobile network may be intermittent, and the picture may not be clear. However, we will attempt to minimise such disruptions
  • You can book this tour for 35 GBP per screen or as a private tour for 100 GBP and invite up to 10 friends and family to join this activity with you from all over the world. You will see the option to book this experience as a private tour on the checkout page if it is available for that time slot
  • Since these are live tours, they may be subject to last minute cancellation due to inclement weather, Internet disruptions or other unforeseen circumstances.
Meet your Host
Seth Ewin

I am a Scottish Blue Badge Tourist Guide. I graduated in 2014 from the course which was run by the University of Edinburgh. I have been providing tours since 2009 all across Scotland, with a mix of walking, coach and incentive group tours. I also create video tours available on YouTube and social media. I have also worked in some of Edinburgh’s top attractions like Edinburgh Castle, the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the National Museum of Scotland, and the Real Mary King’s Close (did I say some, I meant all). I love Edinburgh, but I also like to get out of the city and show people the rest of this beautiful country.

I have several other parts of the country dear to my heart. I studied at Scotland’s first university, St Andrews for four years. I have also worked a lot over on the west coast at Kelburn Castle, performing in and helping run their large scale arts and music events.  I really enjoy walking and wildlife, so I do my best to explore the less populated parts of the country too.

From USD 48 / Screen
Important Information
  • Fully refundable in case of any cancellation upto 2 days before the tour.