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Slums of Victorian Edinburgh online experience

Discover the lives and struggles of   Edinburgh's Victorian poor on this 'live' online experience

Your private Slums of Victorian Edinburgh online experience

Explore the lives of Edinburgh’s forgotten Victorian poor on this interactive virtual tour of Edinburgh.  

Our five-star rated Slums of Victorian Edinburgh tour has now been taken online.  Discover the people, places and events which have been almost erased from Edinburgh’s history as we take you on an interactive ‘virtual tour’ of the Victorian Old Town!  This tour is run by a ‘live’ guide, making it a truly interactive experience.

We’ve used our extensive archive, which included 360-degree images.  These let your guide control the image and ‘look around’ just as if we were actually in Edinburgh.  In addition, he’ll share archive images that give you a ‘then and now’ idea of how the Victorian Old Town once looked.  Where possible, Robert can even tailor aspects of the tour to best suit the group's interests.  

We are currently only offering this experience as a private virtual tour of Edinburgh.  Please email us to discuss your tour requirements.


One and a half-hour virtual tour.

English language.

Accessibility information;

This virtual tour runs on ‘Zoom’. Subtitles will not be available for your live guide.

Book this tour

£30 for a private tour - up to five devices can be linked to our tour.  Please contact us for prices for larger groups/more devices.

One and a 1/2 hour long virtual tour led by a live guide.

English language.

Click the 'contact us' button to go to our contact us page.  Let us know that it is the 'Victorian Edinburgh online experience' which you are most interested in and times/dates/days which are suitable for you.

How to pay;

We're only able to accept payment via PayPal.  Once we've agreed on the time for your virtual tour, we will send you a payment invoice and our PayPal payment information.


Some of the stories you'll hear and the sights you'll see...

These are just a few of our stories on this Edinburgh online experience.  Because this is a private tour, your guide, Robert, will have some scope to tailor this online experience to the things that most interest you.  So whilst we know there will be more stories to tell than the ones we've highlighted above, your tour may 'chop and change' stories and places to suit your requirements and interests.   Your Edinburgh tour guide can discuss these with you at the start of your virtual tour.   

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