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 revenue will be invested in providing support for Invisible (Edinburgh)'s tour guides, who have all been affected by homelessness.
Any day by appointment. preferably Wednesday-Saturday, January-May
After 3 pm or anytime Saturday
Adults, Families, Professionals
4 to 12
Easy (short walking distances, low or no physical effort)
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.
The tour was absolutely amazing! I'd recommend it to anyone, and am looking forward to taking more tours with Invisible Edinburgh.
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.
92 Grassmarket (in front of Maggie Dickson's pub), Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
The Grassmarket is a square right in the center of Edinburgh’s Old Town.
To train individuals who have been affected by homelessness to become walking tour guides while offering alternative, socially minded tours of the city.
Train tour guides: self-development, history, story-telling
Provide tours of the city