• Edinburgh Medical Walkabouts

Take A Virtual
Walking Tour

Discover Edinburgh’s medical history with the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh's virtual walking tours.
Select the themes from the list below to tailor-make your tour, or just explore the full map to uncover Edinburgh's fascinating medical history.
If you get the opportunity to visit Edinburgh, we have also developed a series of walking tours available on the Izi Travel mobile app.

Click on a map pin to start exploring!

Pick Your Themes

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Public Health
Mental Health
Medical Education
Crime and Punishment
Discoveries and Treatments
Edinburgh's Medical History

Edinburgh has been a centre of medical and scientific innovation for over 400 years.
From physic gardens to laboratory research and from fictional doctors to their real-world counterparts, Edinburgh has been the site of many huge leaps forward in medical development.
This virtual walking tour explores some of these important moments in medical progress.
Click on a map pin to start exploring!