Community Tours


Curious Edinburgh supports community tours, and tours on the social history of Edinburgh. If you are interested in finding out more, please get in touch.

These tours are currently available on this website and on our app:

Bishop's Close  Granton

This tour offers a varied digest of what happened in the Granton area since medieval times with a focus on the industrial heritage throughout the 18th, 19th and 20th century. From quarrying to castles, in addition to manufacturing electric cars, printing oils, and early steel, Granton has been at the forefront of bringing innovation and wealth to Edinburgh. While most of its industries have now vanished, we hope to keep its heritage alive by describing what was once a hive of activity. The scenic walk along the Forth foreshore will bring pleasure, while the stories, including one involving Darwin, will keep a captive audience. The tour is suitable on foot, is wheelchair/pram friendly and can also be done on a bike. It takes around 1.5 hours at a leisurely stroll.

Bishop's Close  Jewish History

Find out about the rich history of Jewish people and communities in Edinburgh in this tour of significant sites, mainly located in and around the Southside of Edinburgh, historically the heart of Jewish life in the city.

Waverley Station  Brewing History

Explore the history and science of Edinburgh’s rich brewing heritage in this fun and informative tour building on the work of the Scottish Brewing Archive.

Bristo Port  India and Edinburgh: The Old Town

Explore the history connections between India and Edinburgh across Edinburgh’s Old Town.

SIte of Scottish Naval and Military Academy.  India and Edinburgh: The New Town

Explore the history connections between India and Edinburgh across Edinburgh’s New Town.


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