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Edinburgh's Queer History

From Royalty to Rebels: Dive into Edinburgh's Fabulous Queer History!

Prepare for a journey unlike any other as you delve into the vibrant tapestry of Edinburgh’s queer history, included in your Edinburgh City Pass. From the medieval era to the present day, join your guide Dakota on an exploration of the city’s LGBTQ+ past, present, and future.

Embark on a fascinating adventure through time as you uncover the lives and legacies of Edinburgh’s queer royalty, poets, doctors, activists, sex workers, drag queens, kings, and even a spy! From hidden romances to courageous acts of defiance, each story paints a vivid picture of resilience, love, and solidarity.

As you traverse the streets of Edinburgh, Dakota will illuminate the milestones and struggles of the LGBTQ+ community, shedding light on the evolution of queer rights and acceptance. Through laughter, tears, and moments of triumph, we’ll celebrate the diversity and resilience of Edinburgh’s queer community.


Starting point is at the entrance of Greyfriars Kirkyard (the cobbles) and will end near Calton Hill.


Available daily at 11am, with Wednesday and Saturday tours recommended.

You will need to book this tour in advance. Minimum of two people per tour – if you are booking for one you might need to book closer to the date of the tour. 

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