We aim to use education to break down geographic, economic and social barriers. The history of Edinburgh belongs to all of us. Edinburgh Detours works with partners to provide inclusive educational and physical activity opportunities in the city centre for all.


Edinburgh Detours is committed to a community development approach. Central to our business plan is widening access to Edinburgh’s social history and architecture for the city’s residents. We provide high quality guided tours of the city centre for communities living on the periphery of the city, in the various meanings of the word.

Private Tours

Edinburgh Detours specialises in high quality, unique private tours for small to medium sized groups. These are perfect for tourists, companies, trade unions or community and educational organisations. Please contact us for more information.

Edinburgh Detours do not do normal tourist oriented public tours like other companies in Edinburgh. We explore the forgotten, ignored and hidden Edinburgh. Our exclusive tours are aimed at the more discerning individuals.