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Making the most of your time in Edinburgh

About Me

Hi, my name is Gwen. A very warm welcome to Edinburgh.

My passions are my native city of Edinburgh and meeting the needs of people of all nationalities and ages. An avid traveller, I have experienced the 'kindness of strangers' and want to reciprocate the same hospitality in Edinburgh.

My Tours

I love history and culture and stories about Edinburgh characters.

As I have a broad range of interests including the arts, reading, walking, food, and shopping, I provide a wide selection of bespoke small group walking tours. My tours are private with a maximum group size of 10. My tours are usually 1 – 6 people.

My Experience and Qualifications

Born in Glasgow, I have lived in Edinburgh since the age of 6. I went to school, university and work in Edinburgh and have watched the city evolve. I have an honours degree in history from Edinburgh University and post graduate qualifications in secondary teaching and in guidance. I am also a first aider.

What I Offer

As well as history and culture, my English-speaking tours include walks in parks and to the best places for city views, nature and gardens, food tasting tours, shopping expeditions, experiences more suitable for children, teenagers and the 'young at heart' and day tours out of Edinburgh. I provide multi-day trips. Visitors can either choose a selection of my tours or I can create a personalised package.

When visitors are staying several days in Edinburgh, I provide a pack with maps, leaflets about what to see and do and my own typed sheets including cafes and restaurants, characterful pubs, art, gardens and history, famous Edinburgh writers, past and present and bookshops, and attractions for children.

What Makes Me Special

I like to keep up to date with changes in Edinburgh. I am always learning and discovering new places and experiences. I strive for excellence and for tours which are different from the rest.

Above all, I want you to enjoy Edinburgh as much as I do and have a five-star experience on my customised walking tours.

What makes me special is my sense of place. Edinburgh is my special place, and my place is to make it special for you too.