[Edinburgh experiences
personalised for you by our hosts]
personalised Edinburgh experiences
Private & personalised to what you want to see and do with insight from a local
see Edinburgh like a local
From the iconic tourist sites to secret local hangouts; you will see the authentic Edinburgh
kids up to 12 years old go free!
Kids only pay for extras such as food & tickets to attractions when included in an experience

How it works

1. find and book

Find and book an experience or browse our Host's profiles and book your favourite one directly

2. tell us about you

We'll send a questionnaire to find out more about you, the places and things you want to see and the type of experience you're after

3. chat & plan

We'll match you to your ideal Host (if you didn't book one directly) and they'll contact you to plan your personalised experience.

4. explore together

Meet up and explore the city together. Experience the things and places that locals love and which make the city unique

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Find a Host In Edinburgh

Find and book your favourite local who will personalise a city experience for you or get in touch if you’d like us to match you to your ideal Host in Edinburgh

Not sure which Local to book? We know each of our Locals individually, so leave it to us to find the Local who best matches your interests, personality and requirements. Simply book below and we’ll be in touch within 24 hours to find out more about you so we can choose a like-minded Local who can create an experience in Edinburgh that you will love. Alternatively, contact us directly at bookings@cityunscripted.com to let us know the proposed details of your trip so we can find the perfect Local for you!

  • Your Perfect Local Is Great For

    Food & Drink, High-end travellers, LGBTQ, Off-the-beaten-path, Nightlife, Senior travellers, Solo travellers, Children and families, Young adults

  • Languages

    English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Mandarin, Korean, Japanese, Hindi, Italian, German, Dutch, & many others

Hello! My name is Sarah, I am a bilingual tour guide in English and Italian. My main passions are history, human beings and performing, that is why I became a tour guide. I have several years experience guiding in one of the main historical attractions in the city and working with the public. Being empathetic is a fundamental skill when working with people, that is why my tours are different according to the age, nationality and needs of my customers. Delivering tours, for me, means also to have a good time and my enjoyment is infectious. Edinburgh is a vibrant jewel immersed in history and culture and it will be a joy to share it with you!

  • Sarah Is Great For

    Food & Drink, Senior travellers, Solo travellers, Children and families, Young adults

  • Languages

    English, Italian

I'm a Chemical Physics graduate currently running The Potter Trail (Edinburgh's Harry Potter tours), touring science shows for kids with the Edinburgh International Science Festival and aspiring to be a comedy writer/performer with my sketch group Planet Caramel. I'm very outgoing and enjoy learning from other people. I'm always looking to entertain and get great pleasure in communicating ideas in a clear and interesting way. Comedy is my main passion in life and I try to inject a bit of it into everything I do. The Edinburgh Fringe is my Christmas and I've performed in it every year since 2011. I'm already very experienced as a tour guide receiving almost exclusively 5 star reviews on Trip Advisor for my tours. My enthusiasm for Edinburgh is boundless and I am to make you love this city as much as I do!

  • Richard Is Great For

    Business travellers, Children and families, Food & Drink, High-end travellers, History and culture, LGBTQ, Nightlife, Off-the-beaten-path, Parks and nature, Senior travellers, Solo travellers, Young adults

  • Languages


I am 67 years of age, married (to Fiona) with two grown-up daughters (Hannah, 26, and Claire, 22). I was born near London (so don't have a scottish accent unfortunately), but moved to Edinburgh 35 years ago. I worked until 2013 in senior marketing and sales roles in the alcoholic drinks industry....since then I have been working as a business contractor on a part-time basis. My main interests are sports, cinema, walking, and reading. I was fortunate in my working life in being able to create working partnerships with some of the principal Edinburgh Fringe performance venues....so, since giving up full-time work I've really come to appreciate Edinburgh in August !

  • Doug Is Great For

    Food & Drink, High-end travellers, Off-the-beaten-path, Senior travellers, Solo travellers, Children and families

  • Languages


I am a student at the University of Edinburgh from Houston, Texas. I have lived in Edinburgh for the past four years, finding ways to make the city feel like home to me. I study History of Art, with an emphasis on medieval and early modern art. I love history, food, music, and art, and spend my time in Edinburgh enjoying the rich culture the city has to offer. If you want a tour of the art and history in Edinburgh, followed by a pint, I’m your girl! My favorite things to do in Edinburgh are to go to the Scottish National Galleries for an afternoon wandering through the various rooms, and then to pop into St. Giles’ Cathedral and revisit the history of the medieval Cathedral and its more modern Chapel, the Thistle Chapel. Afterwards a pint at the pub is absolutely necessary, maybe with some food along the way. I love to share the rich history of Edinburgh with friends and family who visit, and I can’t wait to do the same with you!

  • Olivia Is Great For

    Food & Drink, History and culture, LGBTQ, Nightlife, Off-the-beaten-path, Parks and nature, Young adults

  • Languages


My name is Scott. I am from a city called Aberdeen, around 100 miles north of Edinburgh. I fell in love with Edinburgh during a school trip and visited as much as possible before moving here in 2017. Now I am a local I am even more in love with the city, there are so many small haunts, hidden beauty spots and interesting stories I enjoy sharing. I always enjoy meeting new people, and love showing them around the city that I now call home. I have a passion for theatre, especially musicals and plays. I always try and travel as much as possible, I think everywhere in the World is accessible and has so much to offer especially when heading off the traditional tourist trails. The highlights of the year for me are Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Eurovision Song Contest (if anyone does not know what it is, I will be happy to explain!)

  • Scott Is Great For

    Business travellers, Children and families, Senior travellers, Solo travellers, Young adults

  • Languages


From the Highlands of Scotland originally, I'm a laid back fella who has lived in Edinburgh for nearly 20 years. However, I'm passionate about the history of the city and love showing people around its many hidden treasures. I'm a keen traveller myself so know what you're looking for when visiting somewhere new and aim to give you a local flavour of what this fantastic city has to offer. Can't wait to meet you!

  • Martin Is Great For

    Coming soon…

  • Languages


I have been a member of couchsurfing for 5 years now and have received positive reviews from people all over the world. This just seems like a natural progression from that. I already give my guests tips on things to do in Edinburgh depending on the tastes. I really enjoy meeting new people and am proud to show them the city I live in through my eyes.

  • James Is Great For

    Food & Drink, LGBTQ, Off-the-beaten-path, Senior travellers, Solo travellers

  • Languages