App’ens of the North Launch of Edinburgh’s most comprehensive tourist guide App

February 2010, Edinburgh: Visitors to Scotland’s capital now have access to the most extensive, interactive tour direct from their iPhone, with the launch of the new Digi-Guide Edinburgh App.

A modern, good value alternative to traditional walking or bus tours, Digi-Guide Edinburgh puts the destination experience firmly in the hands of the tourist and their own interests. The comprehensive guide brings together a wealth of information and a number of unique features in to one simple, user-friendly Application. Combining audio commentary and striking photography with GPS map-tracking and local knowledge, Digi-Guide Edinburgh offers the widest range of downloadable tours of the city currently available. Other features include a guide to rainy day activities and the pick of the best places to eat and drink.

The 12 detailed tours highlight key landmarks and points of interest along the way, from classic trails around Edinburgh’s most iconic sites, such as The Royal Mile and New Town, to more unusual options, including the architectural and gallery tours, or guides to the city’s best shops and its most haunted locations.

The audio commentary function – a first in UK App tour guides, is narrated by a local resident and keeps visitors informed as they explore the city, giving a personal perspective and inside knowledge of Edinburgh’s hidden gems, off the traditional tourist track.

By using GPS technology, Digi-Guide Edinburgh remains self-contained, so visitors never have to worry about expensive roaming costs, often associated with similar interactive mobile guides. The GPS positioning also enables visitors to be alerted to points of interest as they wander the city and ensures they never feel lost.

The new Digi-Guide Edinburgh App costs just £3.49, available from or

Edinburgh visitors without an iPhone need not feel left out, as an alternative, lightweight digital handheld guide can also be hired and delivered direct to hotels. Hire costs £15 per day or £25 for three days.

Currently, Digi-Guide Edinburgh is available in English, with French, German and Spanish versions being introduced shortly. A similar Digi-Guide Manchester App will also launch in the coming months.

Other Digi-Guide destinations currently available include Paris, Seville, Buenos Aires and Lille.

For further information on the new Edinburgh Digi-Guide application and the rentable hand-held tour guides, please visit

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