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.
After 3 pm or anytime Saturday
Adults, Families, Professionals
3 to 12
Easy (short walking distances, low or no physical effort)
Sonny, an Edinburgh local, offers you a tour of HIS Edinburgh, taking you along the streets that he knows and following the stories of crimes, hangings, and jail time! Hear Sonny’s story and uncover his journey!
Begin your adventure at Maggie Dickson's pub and hear the incredible story of how Maggie Dickson survived a public execution in the early 1700s. Then, make your way to Grassmarket Community Project, a social enterprise, and Greyfriar's Cemetary, where you'll learn about the Covenanters and the first concentration camp in history. Hear stories about Deacon Brody, the character that inspired Jekyll and Hyde, before the making your final stops at Street Work and the Serenity Café, the UK's first addiction recovery cafe.
The tour was great and Sonny was knowledgeable, engaging, and entertaining. We've learnt a lot about Edinburgh's hidden history through this tour and we will be recommending this to anyone we know visiting the city as it's definitely been one of the highlights of our trip!
It was great!
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