A spot of Trainspotting

Trace the film's roots and locations on this walking tour

Available Privately

Adults Only Walking Tour History


  • Visit a number of the film's locations
  • Gain a unique insight into the history of the area
  • Discuss and learn about pivotal points of the film along the way

What Nick says
Nick Boulos is one of Britain’s leading travel writers. Read more Nick Boulos is a multi award-winning travel writer and editor and the founder of MakeMyDay. He has spent more than ten years writing for the world’s leading publications including the Sunday Times, Washington Post, National Geographic and the Guardian.

"Easily one of the most iconic films of a generation, Danny Boyle’s adaptation of Irvine Welsh’s book Trainspotting casts a spotlight on the shady neighbourhood of Edinburgh plagued with drugs in the 1990s. Discover the real life stories of Leith, the film locations and the places that served as inspiration on this walking tour led by a passionate guide who has even written a book on the subject. And don’t dismiss this tour if you haven’t seen the film. It still provides a fascinating glimpse into the fabrics of a working community well off the tourist trail meaning there’s plenty to talk about over a drink in a real life working men’s club and you definitely don’t get THAT on a hop-on/hop-off bus."


- English speaking guides

Other important info:

Over 18s only.

This tour runs in all weathers.

Meting point supplied upon booking.

Refunds and changes: no refunds permitted but date changes are allowed with at least 72 hours notice.

This tour is also available privately at a time and date to suit you. Please contact us: hello@makemyday.travel

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