Scottish Women's History

From £18 per adult

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March — October

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Join professional guide Hannah Mackay Tait for a 3-hour walking tour of Edinburgh's women's history. Discover the amazing women who shaped our country and explore the places where they lived, worked and fought for their rights.

From sparking a riot in St Giles Cathedral to marching down Princes Street for the right to vote, women have been shaping Scottish society for centuries. Join qualified guide Hannah Mackay Tait for this 3-hour walking tour of Edinburgh's women's history to explore women's contributions and learn their remarkable stories.

Tour Details and Accessibility Info

The tour will meet on Palmerston Place outside St Mary's Cathedral and finish in George Square, covering approximately 5km (3 miles) over 3 hours. It involves going up and down some slopes and the pavement may be uneven in places but there are no stairs or steps at any point, including lowered kerbs at all crossing points.

There will be a short comfort break halfway through the tour in West Princes Street gardens with access to a cafe and public toilets, including an accessible toilet. As the tour takes place entirely outside with physical distancing, the guide will not be wearing a mask to allow for lip reading. If you have a visual impairment and would like more detailed descriptions of the places we stop at then please just let me know. Guide dogs and other assistance dogs welcome. Feel free to get in touch for further details of the route if you'd like to know more.

Covid-19 Info

To allow for physical distancing, the total group size is limited to 10 people. In line with current guidance, a 2m distance will be maintained between different households/bubbles within the group. Hand sanitiser will be available from the guide at the start of the tour and throughout.

As the tour takes place entirely outside with physical distancing, the guide will not be wearing a face covering. However, please bring one with you (unless exempt) for our break. We’ll be stopping in spots with plenty of space, so please make every effort to maintain a respectful 2m (6 foot) distance from other participants and members of the public throughout the tour.

Contact details

Scotland with Hannah
City of Edinburgh
Edinburgh Edinburgh - City Centre
Private Small Group (1-16)
Art History LGBTQ Walking

COVID-19 facilities

  • Advance booking essential
  • COVID-19 measures in place
  • COVID-19 risk assessment completed
  • Capacity limit
  • Face masks available for visitors
  • Hand sanitiser available to visitors & staff

Tour prices


  • £18 Per Adult
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Prices are subject to change depending on season


Tour company information

Scotland with Hannah

Scotland with Hannah is run by qualified Blue Badge guide Hannah Mackay Tait and offers a range of guided tours, from public walking tours to bespoke private experiences.

Opening times

Various times/by arrangement

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