About Us


Led by owner Fraser Paterson. Fraser is a highly experienced tour guide in Edinburgh.

Fraser Paterson

Fraser Paterson

Proprietor and Tour Guide

Hello! My name is Fraser Paterson, owner of Edinburgh Tours and History.

I am passionate about not just Edinburgh, but Scottish history, and want to use this knowledge to provide your private group with a fascinating insight into the past of Edinburgh and how it ties in with the history of Scotland.
I have studied our history for a number of years, employing this knowledge as a professional guide leading a variety of tours.

Your tour

A one hour Greyfriars tour. A two hour tour of the Old Town. Enjoy a fascinating ninety minute walk with me through the Canongate. A personalised tour of the world famous Edinburgh Castle. Choose as long or short a tour as suits your time and budget.

We’ve Got You Covered

Secret lives

Take a dip into the underbelly of hidden Edinburgh with it’s stories of ghosts and murderous deeds.

Ancient architecture

Let us tantalise you with facts about the architecture of a city that has been growing for over a millennium.

Walking tours

Walking tours through historic Edinburgh with our expert and knowledgable tour guides.

Supporting our community

Edinburgh Tours and History are proud to support the

Grassmarket community project

This helps people without homes to get back on their feet, learn a new skill and re-enter the workplace. 10% of your tour price will be donated to the Grassmarket Community Project.