Edinburgh audio tour: The Royal Mile

About the Tour

Old Sam's not like the usual tour guides. For one thing, he died over a century ago. Follow a trail down the hallowed cobbles of the Royal Mile and learn Sam's darkest secret on this fictional audio drama.

Please note that this is a location-aware audio drama, not a tour.

Tour Producer


A Scottish Podcast

Creators of 'A Scottish Podcast' - an Audio Drama about a washed up radio DJ who reinvents himself as a paranormal investigation podcaster.

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Major Landmarks

  • Edinburgh Castle

  • St Giles Cathedral Edinburgh

Directions to Starting Point

In front of Edinburgh Castle, right at the top of the Royal Mile, looking down the hill with the castle to your back.

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Places to stop along the way

Deacon Brodies, The Tron Square, The World's End Pub and Boyd's Entry.

Best time of day

Evening or night.


Part of the route is pedestrianised, but not all. Be mindful of traffic.

This adventure is a work of fiction with a mature narrative.


Mostly directions. Not really much of a story. Tells you about a ‘to do’ in places but then says ‘that’s for later’ but doesn’t say anything later!

Posted by Anonymous Explorer , almost 2 years ago

Very little content.

Posted by Anonymous Explorer , almost 2 years ago
Preview mode limited to first 3 locations.