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

    Hetty's History Walks: Edinburgh Uncovered

  • Uncover 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.


    How Edinburgh and the lives of its people have changed over the last 900 years!



    Edinburgh through its architecture, industrial heritage and cultural identity!



    Edinburgh from a different perspective and consider it in a new light!


    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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  • About Me

    Hi, I'm Hetty. An Edinburgh resident for over 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...