Walking Tours in Edinburgh

See Edinburgh like you’ve never seen it before.

Welcome to Invisible Edinburgh! We offer friendly walking tours of Edinburgh that showcase the city's historical landmarks and explore the social projects that make the city what it is!

Our experienced tour guides, all of whom have been affected by homelessness, simply live and breathe the city, and offer their own personal insight into Edinburgh’s past, present and future.

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We run tours throughout the year.

Tours are available every day on request, ask us here!

Uncover Stories of Crime and Punishment

Sonny, an Edinburgh local, offers you a tour of his Edinburgh, taking you along the streets that he knows and following the stories of crimes, hangings, and jail time! Hear Sonny’s story and uncover his journey!

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The Paths of Inspirational Women

We believe you don't have to be a woman to be a feminist so this tour can be delivered by any of our Edinburgh guides, depending on availability (you cannot choose though!). Discover stories of women throughout History: witches, murderers, mothers and doctors.

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History of the Trainspotting Generation

Paul, an Edinburgh local, will give you a tour of Leith, a buzzing port district located in the northern part of the city which is rich in local history.

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Invisible (Edinburgh) Haggis Tour

Choose any of our Edinburgh Tour (except Leith; the Trainspotting Generation) and add a Haggis Box at local Business The Haggis Box which is situated at the Old Tolbooth Market where your guide will leave you.

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The Royal Mile- A work in Progress

Start at the foot of the Edinburgh Castle Esplanade down to the Tron, on the junction with the Bridges for a brief introduction to how Edinburgh's Royal Mile has developed from timbered medieval buildings to the complex street of today.

Follow Angus who will will tell you about many of the Mile's famous closes, offering a quiet retreat from the busy main street, and a glimpse into the layers of language underlying the present names of many buildings and areas.

Continually altered, repaired, adapted and sometimes restored, the Royal Mile is a living witness to Scottish history since the Middle Ages.

The tour may run an extra five or ten minutes due to crowds or traffic.

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Social Enterprise Tour

Are you interested in social entrepreneurship and want to learn more?

Take our special tour with Invisible Cities Founder, Zakia, and learn about Edinburgh city based social enterprises. This tour was created in partnership with Edinburgh Social Enterprise and is available for groups of 4 people minimum (maximum 15).

If you are interested, please fill out the form and we will get back to you.

Note: we charge £10 per person and all profits go to Invisible Cities.

(Tour is about one hour and will start on the grassmarket, Edinburgh)

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