Historic Edinburgh Tours was formed in 2013 between friends Paul Cunningham and Robert Howie. Paul left in 2015 and is a talented local photographer. Since 2015 the company has been family owned and run. Robert is a local primary school teacher and was taking tour groups around Edinburgh’s Old Town from 2004 onwards. He has held various promoted posts in schools and now focuses on being a class teacher and running HET. As part of his role as a class teacher, Robert had business placements with Edinburgh World Heritage (2008) and the Royal Commision on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (2004). In 2016 Robert appeared as a tour guide on Dutch TV, has been an unofficial adviser on a number of Edinburgh educational projectes and gave a talk at the Museum of Edinburgh on the subject of Edinburgh’s history.
“Robert is a supremely- talented guide. He tailored my 2-hour tour by asking my preferences. No boring scripted tour with him. In addition, Robert was a walking encyclopedia of information, providing fascinating details and insights about history and the sites. There never was a dull moment…His passion for history makes Robert an ideal guide for this kind of tour! Highly-recommended!!” TripAdvisor review by Michael H - August 2019
A BIT ABOUT US!
HISTORIC EDINBURGH TOURS
Canongate guided tour Hidden secrets on our Edinburgh tours

A PICTURE TELLS A

THOUSAND WORDS

We believe that our stories should be told with appropriate levels of passion and enthusiasm. We also think that they should ‘paint pictures in your imagination’ of these stories happening. In the spring and summer months, we use A4 and A3 books packed full of relevant images. You’ll see the Edinburgh of today all around you; our images will reveal the city and people as they once were.

A LOCAL GUIDE GIVES AN

AUTHENTIC SCOTTISH

EXPERIENCE

Your guide is born and bred in Edinburgh. Born within view of the Old Town, he will give you an authentic Scottish perspective on his nation’s past. He has spent his entire life in the historic city of Edinburgh. He even has direct links to one of the stories he tells in Greyfriars Kirkyard!

QUALITY RESEARCH = THE

BEST STORIES

Historic Edinburgh Tours has a huge archive of old books, postcards, documents, and other ephemera which help us research our stories. A healthy library of the latest Edinburgh history books also keeps us up-to-date with the newest historical discoveries, in turn ensuring that you get to experience the best stories possible.
FOUR REASONS TO CHOOSE
HISTORIC EDINBURGH TOURS
Local tour guide in Edinburgh Local tour guide in Edinburgh

A COMPANY DESIGNED TO

PLEASE

Our organization runs with the professionalism of a long-standing business enterprise, with our full focus concentrated on delivering customer satisfaction! We started as a hobby, and we continue to service our customers with a similar passion! Our positive TripAdvisor reviews give us enormous satisfaction and motivate us, even more, to give you the very best Edinburgh tour experience.
Copyright Historic Edinburgh Tours Ltd 2020
Registered in Scotland I SC 454482
28/2 Bridge Road, Edinburgh, EH13 0LQ
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Copyright Historic Edinburgh Tours Ltd 2020
Registered in Scotland I SC 454482
28/2 Bridge Road, Edinburgh, EH13 0LQ
Historic Edinburgh Tours was formed in 2013 between friends Paul Cunningham and Robert Howie. Paul left in 2015 and is a talented local photographer. Since 2015 the company has been family owned and run. Robert is a local primary school teacher and was taking tour groups around Edinburgh’s Old Town from 2004 onwards. He has held various promoted posts in schools and now focuses on being a class teacher and running HET. As part of his role as a class teacher, Robert had business placements with Edinburgh World Heritage (2008) and the Royal Commision on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (2004). In 2016 Robert appeared as a tour guide on Dutch TV, has been an unofficial adviser on a number of Edinburgh educational projectes and gave a talk at the Museum of Edinburgh on the subject of Edinburgh’s history.
“Robert is a supremely-talented guide. He tailored my 2-hour tour by asking my preferences. No boring scripted tour with him. In addition, Robert was a walking encyclopedia of information, providing fascinating details and insights about history and the sites. There never was a dull moment…His passion for history makes Robert an ideal guide for this kind of tour! Highly-recommended!!” TripAdvisor review by Michael H - August 2019
FOUR REASONS TO CHOOSE
HISTORIC EDINBURGH TOURS
Canongate guided tour Hidden secrets on our Edinburgh tours

A PICTURE TELLS A THOUSAND

WORDS

We believe that our stories should be told with appropriate levels of passion and enthusiasm. We also think that they should ‘paint pictures in your imagination’ of these stories happening. In the spring and summer months, we use A4 and A3 books packed full of relevant images. You’ll see the Edinburgh of today all around you; our images will reveal the city and people as they once were.

A LOCAL GUIDE GIVES AN

AUTHENTIC SCOTTISH EXPERIENCE

Your guide is born and bred in Edinburgh. Born within view of the Old Town, he will give you an authentic Scottish perspective on his nation’s past. He has spent his entire life in the historic city of Edinburgh. He even has direct links to one of the stories he tells in Greyfriars Kirkyard!

QUALITY RESEARCH = THE BEST

STORIES

Historic Edinburgh Tours has a huge archive of old books, postcards, documents, and other ephemera which help us research our stories. A healthy library of the latest Edinburgh history books also keeps us up-to-date with the newest historical discoveries, in turn ensuring that you get to experience the best stories possible.
Local tour guide in Edinburgh Local tour guide in Edinburgh

A COMPANY DESIGNED TO PLEASE

Our organization runs with the professionalism of a long- standing business enterprise, with our full focus concentrated on delivering customer satisfaction! We started as a hobby, and we continue to service our customers with a similar passion! Our positive TripAdvisor reviews give us enormous satisfaction and motivate us, even more, to give you the very best Edinburgh tour experience.
Text/Call us : +44 (0)7590 026 077
BOOK ANY TOUR
A BIT ABOUT US
HISTORIC EDINBURGH TOURS
ABOUT US