A Local Edinburgh Tour Guide

I Love Edinburgh Tours is a small family business.  I’m Hazel, who’ll be your Edinburgh tour guide, and my passions in life are travelling, family time and good quality food and drink.

In my opinion, Edinburgh is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and the surrounding countryside and culture is just stunning.

So what better way to bring all my passions together than to take visitors on Edinburgh private tours and show off not just the fantastic sights that the city itself has to offer, but to get out into the local countryside too.

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Penguins at Boulders Beach, South Africa


Share My Love of Edinburgh and Scotland

I want to share my enthusiasm for the area by showing you the hidden gems of the flora, fauna and history, combined with visits and tastings at the wonderful artisan food and drink producers. I give Edinburgh tours by locals, so you can see parts of the country that the big tour guides don’t take you.

Since our children were born, my husband and I have not let that curtail our passion for seeing the world, so we’ve travelled extensively with them from a very young age.

Some of our best family memories have been created on our trips abroad, however travelling with children is both very challenging and utterly rewarding in equal measures.


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Barcelona, Spain


I have therefore taken that into consideration for I Love Edinburgh Tours to strike the balance to ensure that everyone from the very young to older guests are catered for.

Through the years we’ve been on many tours whilst travelling and we’ve seen them all:-

The Good (in fact I’d say it was more like exceptional) –  a private tour down the Great Ocean Road in Australia, where the guide was outstanding and had our children enthralled within the first 10 minutes

The Bad – the hop on, hop off bus tour in Barcelona, where we all ended up with sun stroke sitting on the open top bus for an eternity whilst passengers got on and off

The Ugly – that would have to be the time in Malaysia where the guide didn’t return to collect us from a busy tourist attraction.  Finally after an hour of searching through hundreds of identical yellow buses, we eventually found him……fast asleep!

I’ve learned from all these experiences and incorporated all the good bits into I Love Edinburgh Tours to ensure that your holiday will make lifelong family memories.

What our guests have to say about us…….

Hazel put together a day of completely different places to visit and experience that we enjoyed immensely – her ideas, willingness to work with you and personality make the entire experience five stars.  Customer service was first rate.  I highly recommend her for a local tour.

Steve, New Hampshire, USA – April 2018

Had a fantastic day out visiting places I’d never been.  We weren’t rushed to move onto the next planned stop, so plenty time to take in where we were.  Coffee and lunch stops well planned into the day.  NB Gin distillery tour a highlight.  Thoroughly recommend them for a more personal touch tour of places, not on the regular tourist trail.

Moira, UK – May 2018

We highly recommend using this service.  We are 100-percent satisfied! A local company in Edinburgh.  Hazel’s powered with knowledge and you will not have to worry about anything!

Chris, California, USA – June 2018

I cannot say enough positive things about Hazel’s knowledge, personality, and professionalism.  I highly recommend I Love Edinburgh Tours!

Marty, Michigan, USA – July 2018


Great Ocean Road, Australia