• I love this city, I want you to love it too.

    Hetty's History Walks: Edinburgh Uncovered

  • Discover one of Europe’s most beautiful cities.

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

    Think Edinburgh's history is all royal castles, quaint cobbled streets, gruesome ghosts and cute scotty dogs? Think again! 

    Hetty's History Walks will take you beyond Edinburgh's popular Instagram image and typical tourist-tales to uncover the history of the city itself - from its tiny, medieval beginnings to the vibrant, cultural capital it is today.



    Famous as the location for dramatic historical events and notorious characters Edinburgh has so much more to offer!

    It is a place where ordinary people have lived and worked for over 900 years and a place of world changing developments in economics, philosophy, literature, medicine and more.


    Perfect for exploring on foot, a guided walking tour is a great way to discover Edinburgh and its past.

    With its diverse range of architecture, intriguing history and dramatic landscape you will benefit from the knowledge of your local guide as you experience one of the most beautiful and engaging cities in Europe.



    “I doubt I’ll ever tire of exploring Edinburgh, on foot or in print.”

     local writer Ian Rankin

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    Book your ticket

    Browse the tours on offer by visiting my tours page, then simply select a date and buy tickets.


    All tickets are sold via Eventbrite, a popular and secure ticketing platform. You can buy tickets here on my website, using an embedded Eventbrite checkout or, if you prefer, you can visit my profile on the Eventbrite website.


    Tickets are refundable up to 24 hours before your tour starts, minus the booking fee which is included in the ticket price.


    Get ready

    Check the time and meeting place of your tour (included on your ticket). Meeting places are centrally located and easy to find but your ticket details includes a contact number if you have any difficulties.


    On the morning of your tour check the local weather forecast, remembering that the Scottish weather can be very changeable. I suggest using the Met Office, you can also download their app for updates on the go!


    All tours take place outside so for your own comfort wear suitable clothing and a sensible pair of shoes.


    Experience Edinburgh

    Each tour begins with a quick bit of 'housekeeping' on what to expect during the tour as well as some practical information.


    I'll be at our meeting place 15 minutes before the tour starts and I look forward to seeing you there - just bring your curiosity and experience a walk through Edinburgh's history!

  • About Me

    Hi, I'm Hetty. An Edinburgh resident for almost 30 years, I am fascinated by the built environment and how it reveals the past to us. With a life-long interest in history and culture I started Hetty's History Walks: Edinburgh Uncovered in 2019 after graduating in Social and Architectural History from the University of Edinburgh.

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  • Check out some highlights from previous tours...