When tours resume my super-small group and socially-distanced history walks will be taken in accordance with government restrictions and tourist industry guidance. Visit my covid good practice page for more details.
Update 24th Feb 2021
Following yesterday's covid lockdown update from the First Minister I am planning to re-start walking tours on May 1st.
As the situation is still uncertain I will not be publishing tour dates or opening bookings until after the Scottish Governments mid-March lockdown update.
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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 typical '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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