[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


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


I am an Edinburgh boy, born and bred. I’ve been a taxi driver for 16 years and a qualified tour guide for 1 year. I am so passionate about Edinburgh. It is a wonderful place to live and the history, building, views and culture are spectacular. Come on a half day or full day tour of the Old town and or new towns and see the UNESCO protected Ancient architecture of the old town and the grand Georgian architecture of the New Town. I also specialise in Outlander tours. I have knowledge of all the locations and this can be incorporated into a 1-3 day tour depending on your requirements. For younger folk I also specialise in Harry Potter tours. I am also a keen runner and walker with extensive knowledge of Edinburgh, The Pentland Hills, Loch Leven, West highland way etc. I also have extensive knowledge of the Jacobite uprisings and can show you all the places where Bonnie Prince Charlie stayed in Edinburgh when he took over the city in 1745. Each tour is bespoke to your exact needs.

  • Stephen Is Great For

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

  • Languages


Hi there! I am 21 years old and I study Psychology at the University of Edinburgh. I was born in Edinburgh but lived in Dubai for 3 years and went to 6 different high schools. I can speak English, Urdu, Punjabi and Hindi fluently. I love Edinburgh as it has always been home to me. The atmosphere in the city is very friendly and bubbly which is beautiful. The history and architecture never fail to impress me and there's always something new to see or a new fact to learn! I love shopping and I am a BIG foodie. Edinburgh is loaded with delicious and unique restaurants and cafe's that somehow still have that twang of Edinburgh history attached to it. In my free time, I teach children aged 4-7 and I am a diehard Prison Break fan. People usually say that I am chatty, fun, friendly and good with children. I love the beautiful scenery in Edinburgh and enjoy walking on the occasional sunny day. I would make a great host as I know exactly which restaurants to go if you're a food lover and the undiscovered spots around the city - within any budget!

  • Zainab Is Great For

    Food & Drink, High-end travellers, Senior travellers, Children and families

  • Languages

    English, Hindi, Urdu