Live - Walking

Alternative Edinburgh with Invisible Cities

by Invisible Cities

Public experiences are in English unless specified as otherwise

  • Location
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Duration
    1h (Public) / 1h (Private)
  • Group Size
    Up to 20 guests (Public) / Custom (Private)
  • Language(s)
    • English


See Edinburgh like never before with Invisible Cities, the award-winning social enterprise that trains people who have experienced homelessness to become walking tour guides of their own city. 

You will meet Paul our guide, on the grassmarket, at the Best Selfie Spot, to find out about the history of the square. Go up Candlemaker row, and learn about fellow social enterprises in the old town. We will make a stop at Greyfriars cemetary to hear about body snatchers (and who the first ones were!) then go down the Historical Royal Mile.

The tour will end at the Scottish Parliament. 

Sales from the tour will support the work Invisible Cities does in their local community, supporting people who have experienced homelessness.

Public Experience Private/Custom Experience
Who You will be one of several joining the experience from across the globe. Exclusive experience for you and/or your party
Interaction You will get a chance to ask questions, however, the guide will be attending to all participants. You will get more one on one time with your guide throughout the experience.
Experience Standard, curated for the public. You can make custom requests to your interests.
When Choose from an available time. Choose from an available time slot or request a specific date and time.
Reduced pricing available with subscription! Learn more

Preparing for your Experience

The virtual tour will be broadcasted on our Zoom account, you will receive the access link in your booking confirmation email.

Meet Your Guide

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Paul Stewart
Invisible Cities

Paul is an Edinburgh local legend. Born in England, he moved to sunny Leith when he was a child and though he traveled throughout Europe, he always came back to Edinburgh.

Paul has experienced homelessness himself and has been a guide with Invisible Cities for 3 years now. He runs regular tours of his local area as well as historical experiences. He is passionate about his city and cannot wait for you to discover it too!


  • Debra- VMWare - Wanderer

    5 stars, everyone loved it and I am sure you will generate more business for Paul going forward… we really really enjoyed him!  Thanks so very much!!!!