My Edinburgh Walking Tours
3 Reasons...to choose Hetty's History Walks!
I don’t simply take you to a spot tell you some facts and a story or two before whisking you off again. My tours are based around a few carefully selected themes that tell a bigger story giving you a more rounded experience of Edinburgh’s past.
My degree background allows me to bring the city's social history and architectural history together. Placing individual buildings in a broader historical context gives you a deeper understanding of how, and why, Edinburgh looks the way it does today.
My super-small group tours make it easier for you to both hear the tour and ask questions. Moving around the city is simpler and quicker so you also get to see more. Better for you and kinder to the environment and the local community with super-small groups we all win!
This typical street scene of everyday life in Edinburgh's Old Town, from Cassell's Old and New Edinburgh (1881), is packed full of examples of traditional Scottish architecture - turnpike stairs, crowstepped gables, forestairs, skew-puts and the delightfully named cat-slide dormers.
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