Mp3 tours of Edinburgh, London and York have produced by mp3cityguides have gone live on the VisitBritain website. Visit Britain is the official UK tourist board.
The city audio tours guide visitors to London, Edinburgh and York around these historic cities, telling visitors what they’re seeing as they’re seeing it. All of these downloadable city guides are free. They’re based on mp3cityguides’ very popular mp3 London tour, its audio guide to York and its walking tour of Edinburgh.
“We’re delighted about this arrangement with VisitBritain and it’s great to see the guides live on the VisitBritain site,” said Simon Brooke, Managing Partner of mp3cityguides.
The new guide to London Westminster starts with the great Palace of Westminster where we explain what happened on the fateful night of 16th October 1834 before leading listeners up Whitehall.
Then they'll hear about the dodgy character who built 10 Downing Street before visiting the little known official centre of London. This audio tour of London talks about Hitler’s plans for Nelson’s Column and the history of Buckingham Palace and the Mall, complete with brothel and leper colony.
After a visit to the monarchy’s frequently overlooked ‘Senior Palace’ there’s a stroll along Piccadilly to Piccadilly Circus where this London mp3 tour reveals the official title of ‘Eros’.
Finally, we arrive at the shops and cafés of Covent Gardenthis guide to London's West End explains why this part of London has a ‘piazza’ and how it inspired a famous fictional character.
The Edinburgh audio guide starts at one of the city’s newest landmarks – the New Scottish Parliament and then talks about one of the city’s oldest sites - Holyroodhouse Palace. As listeners walk up the Royal Mile they’ll hear about the history of Edinburgh and see John Knox’s house.
At the High Kirk the Edinburgh mp3 tour explains how a French saint came to become patron saint of Edinburgh before telling the moving story behind the Greyfriars Bobby. Then it’s up toThe Castlewhere the guide talks about how the great canon, Mons Meg and the Honours of Scotland disappeared and were found again – in a very unlikely place.
After the Mound and the National Gallery of Scotland visitors will hear how Princes Street Gardens replaced the filthy Nor Loch and were part of a massive improvement in the look – and the smell – of Edinburgh.
After the Scott Monument, it’s off to New Town, the great example of modern town planning.
The VisitBritain free audio tour of York guides visitors you through the streets including the Shambles, where it explains the gruesome origin of the name and the terrible fate of one of its residents, Margaret Clitherow.
After hearing about the great city walls and who would have entered which gate in medieval listeners arrive at the magnificent Minster to learn about its history, its real name, and about the Roman nobleman who was crowned Emperor while he was staying just yards away from where mp3cityguides VisitBritain York tour users are standing.