Tours & Activities in Edinburgh

International Women’s Day Tour of Edinburgh

Celebrate the female heroes that have shaped Edinburgh's history!

ABOUT THE International Women’s Day Tour of Edinburgh

From queens to suffragettes to writers, there is no doubt that women have transformed Scotland into the country it is today. Join us as we explore some of the memorials, locations and statues around Edinburgh that commemorate these great women.

Our special International Women’s Day Tour celebrates the female heroes who have shaped our history!

Learn about Elsie Inglis, a pioneer doctor and the founder of the Scottish Women's Hospitals and the brilliant Edinburgh Seven who were the first female medical students at the University of Edinburgh. Listen to the tragic life of Mary, Queen of Scots, who was forced onto the throne at the age of six and died a heroic victim. Follow the footsteps of J.K. Rowling, one of the greatest and most recognised writers of our time.


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Inclusions & exclusions
What’s included
  • Local English-speaking guide
Additional Information
  • The independent guides who employ us to market their tours have your best interests in mind; while the tour usually includes the sites & stories mentioned and lasts about 2 hours, your tour may vary depending on what your guide thinks is best for your group
  • Wheelchair accessible
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Your International Women's Day Tour of Edinburgh starts in front of Frankie & Benny's on 130 High Street by Tron Kirk


  • Learn about pioneer Scottish doctors - Elsie Inglis and the Edinburgh Seven
  • Listen to the bravery of the suffragettes and suffragists
  • Travel back in time with Scotland's great queens - from St. Margaret to Mary Queen of Scots
  • Marvel at politician Nicola Sturgeon and writer JK Rowling who continue to be trailblazers
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