• Hetty's History Walks: Edinburgh Uncovered

    Guided walking tours for anyone interested in Edinburgh's rich history, from first-time visitors to long-term residents.

  • Hetty's History Walks

    ~ Edinburgh Uncovered ~

    Following Edinburgh's shift to Covid Level 0 on the 19th July we are maintaining our good practice procedures to help reduce the spread of covid 19 and ensure our tours offer an enjoyable and low-risk activity.
    Further details of Level 0 are available on the Scottish Government website.

    Hetty's History Walks offer guided walking tours of Edinburgh from a different perspective. Looking at its social and cultural history and urban development our tours uncover the history of the city itself, not just its famous events and notorious characters.


    With its dramatic natural landscape, plentiful green-spaces and diverse mix of architecture Edinburgh is the perfect city to explore on foot. Researched and led by a local history lover this is Edinburgh's past with no ghosts, no Greyfriar's Bobby and no theatrics or tall-tales!

    For visitors our tours are a great way to familiarise yourself with the city's layout while learning about its history. Especially if you want to scratch deeper than Edinburgh's 'picture perfect' Instagram image and popular 'tourist tours'. Edinburgh residents get to dig about in their own back-yard and discover some of the lesser-known aspects of the city's development over the centuries.


    Focusing on Edinburgh's 'everyday history', rather than it's 'exceptional history', our tours uncover some of the many 'how's and why's' behind the city's growth from its tiny, medieval beginnings into the vibrant, cultural capital we see today.

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