About Us

The Original Edinburgh Medical Tour was set up in 2005 to coincide with the Quincentenary of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, originally incorporated as the Guild of Barber-Surgeons in 1505.

Our guides are local historians and fully-trained guides with a wealth of knowledge about Edinburgh and Scotland, and they have looked after visitors from over 25 countries worldwide.

The Original Edinburgh Medical Tour is dedicated to the memory of Eric G. Forbes, former Professor of the History of Science and Medicine at the University of Edinburgh. 10% of all full-price adult ticket sales will be donated to Asthma UK.