Invisible (Edinburgh): Edinburgh Walking Tour: The Paths of Inspirational Women

Edinburgh Walking Tour: The Paths of Inspirational Women

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Invisible (Edinburgh)

Social Enterprise

1 hour
From$16 USDper person

Invisible (Edinburgh) is a social enterprise that trains individuals who have been affected by homelessness to become walking tour guides while offering alternative, socially minded tours of the city.

Tour Highlights

  • Take a walking tour of Edinburgh while helping combat homelessness in the city.
  • Visit Edinburgh’s historical landmarks and discover the city’s most impactful social projects.
  • Hear the stories of inspiring Scottish women while your local tour guide, Biffy, shows you her favorite spots.

Tour revenue will be invested in providing support for Invisible (Edinburgh)'s tour guides, who have all been affected by homelessness.

Tour Details

  • Frequency

    Any day by appointment. preferably Wednesday-Saturday, January-May

  • Start Time

    After 3 pm or anytime Saturday

  • Duration

    1 hour

  • Good For

    Adults, Families, Professionals

  • Languages

    English, French

  • Tour Participants

    4 to 12

  • Difficulty

    Easy (short walking distances, low or no physical effort)

  • Volunteer Opportunities

    Yes

Tour Description

Powerful Women of Edinburgh

Biffy, an Edinburgh local, offers you a tour of HER Edinburgh, taking you along the streets that she knows and following the stories of women she finds inspirational like Maggie Dickson, JK Rowling, and Eslie Ingles. Hear Biffy's own story and uncover her journey. Begin your adventure at Maggie Dickson's pub in Grassmarket, the historic marketplace in Edinburgh's Old Town. Then, visit the social enterprise Grassmarket Community Project before exploring City Chambers, High Street, and Blackfriars Street. Conclude your tour at Serenity Café, the UK's first addiction recovery cafe.

Vetted & Visited By

Ribbon ambassador
Shabrina
June 8, 2016

2 Visitor Reviews

  •  
    Ana ●  Oct 10, 2018

    The tour was absolutely amazing! I'd recommend it to anyone, and am looking forward to taking more tours with Invisible Edinburgh.

  •  
    Kristi Porter ●  Mar 15, 2018

    My friend and I thoroughly enjoyed our experience with your group. We loved that the tour focused on women that inspired Biffy and it was sweet to hear her story. And we loved being able to chat with Sunny and the other woman who was there as well. Everyone was lovely and personable, and we have already recommended the tour to others.

Tour Start Address

92 Grassmarket (in front of Maggie Dickson's pub), Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

How To Get There

The Grassmarket is a square right in the center of Edinburgh’s Old Town.

More About Invisible (Edinburgh)

Mission

To train individuals who have been affected by homelessness to become walking tour guides while offering alternative, socially minded tours of the city.

Main Programs

  • Train tour guides: self-development, history, story-telling

  • Provide tours of the city

  • Public Education

Awards & Recognition

Notable Press Mention
Community Fund Recipient
Official Training Partner