Historic Edinburgh Tours was formed in 2013 with the intention of providing high-quality walking tours around the Old Town of Edinburgh. We research, write, plan and resource our tours ourselves and pride ourselves on a high degree of professionalism. Taking people around our home city is a great honour for us! It fills us with pride when people come from around the world to see Edinburgh! Historic Edinburgh Tours is aware of just how important your vacation time is for you! We don’t want to disappoint you in any which way. Rather we want to add value to your holiday. It’s what we aim and aspire to do. We also absolutely love taking locals around their own home city and feel very proud when we reveal things that are new to people who have spent their lives in Edinburgh. We’ve been a family-run company since 2015. Below you will find out a little bit about why we love doing what we do and why we think you’ll enjoy a guided tour of Edinburgh with us.
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HISTORIC EDINBURGH TOURS
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CONSISTENTLY EXCELLENT

Robert is our Edinburgh tour guide and is our only tour guide. Each of our awards has been won with him at the helm. You're guaranteed consistency of excellence. We would only use an additional tour guide if a private booking were large enough to warrant this. We would discuss this with you before your tour.

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!

AWARD-WINNING

Historic Edinburgh Tours have been awarded Tripadvisor Certificates of Excellence in 2017 and 2018. We won a Tripadvisor Traveller's Choice award in 2020. Also in 2020, we were nominated for the 'Best Entertainment' category of the Edinburgh Business Awards. We've also been given award certificates from the Luxury Travel Guide and the Travel and Hospitality Awards.
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WE TRY TO DO OUR BIT

Although we're a small company, we do want to 'do our bit'. We've frequently run special charity tours. All of the monies taken on these tours have been donated to the local Streetwork charity. This fantastic charity helps local homeless and disadvantaged people. We also frequently share posts from Streetwork on our social media pages.
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“A brilliant walking tour from a passionate, knowledgeable guide. Robert has an amazing way of engaging all the tour party, both young and old! The tour is well thought out and you learn many fascinating facts about Edinburgh, which you won’t find in a tourist guide book. He is attentive and considerate to all.” Pennyslad - Tripadvisor

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We're Good to Go - COVID19 certificate from Visit Britain. 2017 Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence award. 2020 Tripadvisor Traveller's Choice award. 2018 Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence award.

ABOUT

US

Here’s a little bit about the story of Historic Edinburgh Tours and your local Edinburgh tour guide, Robert.
WHAT MAKES US ‘US’?
SIX THINGS ABOUT OUR COMPANY

A TEACHER AND A GUIDE

Robert is a teacher in a local primary school and has taught for over twenty years. He's not sure he can believe that he's old enough for that! He studied primary school education in the historic Moray House building which sits in Edinburgh's Canongate, a street which forms part of the Royal Mile.

YOUR LOCAL GUIDE

Robert has written and resourced each one of our tours. His particular favourite is the Slum life in Victorian Edinburgh tour because it reveals a very different part of Edinburgh's history. He does have a great fondness for Greyfriars Kirkyard as his work on the virtual tour was what allowed him to lead our first- ever tours. Robert has also provided resources for TV programmes, books and has advised on educational schemes of work. He has appeared on Dutch TV and also gave a talk on local history at the Museum of Edinburgh in 2015.
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Historic Edinburgh Tours was formed in 2013 with the intention of providing high-quality walking tours around the Old Town of Edinburgh. We research, write, plan and resource our tours ourselves and pride ourselves on a high degree of professionalism. Taking people around our home city is a great honour for us! It fills us with pride when people come from around the world to see Edinburgh! Historic Edinburgh Tours is aware of just how important your vacation time is for you! We don’t want to disappoint you in any which way. Rather we want to add value to your holiday. It’s what we aim and aspire to do. We also absolutely love taking locals around their own home city and feel very proud when we reveal things that are new to people who have spent their lives in Edinburgh. We’ve been a family-run company since 2015. Below you will find out a little bit about why we love doing what we do and why we think you’ll enjoy a guided tour of Edinburgh with us.
A BIT ABOUT US!
HISTORIC EDINBURGH TOURS

CONSISTENTLY EXCELLENT

Robert is our Edinburgh tour guide and is our only tour guide. Each of our awards has been won with him at the helm. You're guaranteed consistency of excellence. We would only use an additional tour guide if a private booking were large enough to warrant this. We would discuss this with you before your tour.

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!

AWARD-WINNING

Historic Edinburgh Tours have been awarded Tripadvisor Certificates of Excellence in 2017 and 2018. We won a Tripadvisor Traveller's Choice award in 2020. Also in 2020, we were nominated for the 'Best Entertainment' category of the Edinburgh Business Awards. We've also been given award certificates from the Luxury Travel Guide and the Travel and Hospitality Awards.

WE TRY TO DO OUR BIT

Although we're a small company, we do want to 'do our bit'. We've frequently run special charity tours. All of the monies taken on these tours have been donated to the local Streetwork charity. This fantastic charity helps local homeless and disadvantaged people. We also frequently share posts from Streetwork on our social media pages.

ABOUT US

Here’s a little bit about the story of Historic Edinburgh Tours and your local Edinburgh tour guide, Robert.
WHAT MAKES US ‘US’?
SIX THINGS ABOUT OUR COMPANY

A TEACHER AND A GUIDE

Robert is a teacher in a local primary school and has taught for over twenty years. He's not sure he can believe that he's old enough for that! He studied primary school education in the historic Moray House building which sits in Edinburgh's Canongate, a street which forms part of the Royal Mile.

YOUR LOCAL GUIDE

Robert has written and resourced each one of our tours. His particular favourite is the Slum life in Victorian Edinburgh tour because it reveals a very different part of Edinburgh's history. He does have a great fondness for Greyfriars Kirkyard as his work on the virtual tour was what allowed him to lead our first-ever tours. Robert has also provided resources for TV programmes, books and has advised on educational schemes of work. He has appeared on Dutch TV and also gave a talk on local history at the Museum of Edinburgh in 2015.
We're Good to Go - COVID19 certificate from Visit Britain. 2017 Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence award. 2020 Tripadvisor Traveller's Choice award. 2018 Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence award.

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EDINBURGH TOUR GUIDE!

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