Explore Edinburgh with a Blue Badge guide!

A visit to the Scottish capital will undoubtedly be a highlight of your trip to Scotland, and who better to show you around than a local, knowledgeable Blue Badge guide!  Discover the dark alleyways of the Old Town, the Georgian splendour of the New Town or even go a bit further afield to explore the spectacular coastline and surrounding countryside with a qualified, professional tour guide on hand to share the stories, legends and customs of this beautiful part of the world.

Qualified Tourist Guides

Enjoy a bespoke tour tailored to your requirements and interests. Learn more about the different types of tour we can provide here.

When it comes to Edinburgh, we are the professionals!

Established over 60 years ago, the Scottish Tourist Guides Association has over 200 members based in and around Edinburgh.

All our guides are fully trained, qualified, and experienced.

We offer tours in 19 different languages.

Qualified Tourist Guides

Awarded by the Scottish Tourist Guides Association, the ‘Blue Badge’ is a symbol of excellence in tourist guiding.

  • The training is detailed and comprehensive. Examinations are rigorous and membership an achievement.

  • We are Scotland’s ONLY body of Accredited National Tourist Guides

  • Established over 60 years ago, we are recommended by the Scottish Government and VisitScotland

  • Discover Edinburgh’s best kept secrets with a Blue Badge guide! Our guides are knowledgeable, informative and entertaining, and will help you make the most of your visit to Edinburgh.

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Look out for our Blue Badge

Whilst each of us has our own unique guiding style, interests, and areas of expertise, we are united by our passion for Scotland’s capital city and our desire to share it with you. Look for our Blue Badge – the mark of excellence in tourist guiding around the globe. We are the only ones to hold it in Scotland.

A warm welcome to visitors to Edinburgh!

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