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

  • Difficulty

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

  • Tour Participants

    4 to 12

  • Volunteer Opportunities


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
June 8, 2016

5 Visitor Reviews

    Amy Goulding ●  Jan 30, 2017

    We really enjoyed the tour by Biffy who talked about her own experiences in Edinburgh as well as inspirational women. It was interesting and informative and I have already started recommending the tour to others.

    Marteen Lane ●  Jan 18, 2017

    If you visit Edinburgh, you need to take a tour with Invisible (Edinburgh). They are a social enterprise who work with people who have been affected by homelessness and trains them to become walking tour guides, while promoting alternative social minded tours of the city. I took the Powerful Women of Edinburgh tour. My wonderful tour guide Biffy showed me HER Edinburgh and shared her story with me. It's an experience I will never forget. Thank you so much Biffy! Invisible (Edinburgh) are changing lives and changing people's perception of homelessness. Keep up the good work.

    Simone ●  Nov 17, 2016

    It was an authentic way to learn a bit more about Edinburgh, its influential women, and its projects to help the homeless and addicts. Our guide Biffy was great and made us feel like we weren't tourists on a tour, but rather being shown around by a friend.

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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)


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