As well as being the force behind Unlock Tours, Louise is the Managing Director of Dickins Edinburgh Ltd, Edinburgh’s best and most trusted and respected short term letting company. Her family moved to Edinburgh 30 years ago and she lives in the centre of the city with her husband Simon and their two lively and lovely young sons.
Where’s the place you’d take a first time visitor to Edinburgh?
Calton Hill. I live very near it and it gives the most incredible vantage point over the city with views you never tire of. It’s why it’s the start of the Early Bird Tour I’ll be leading.
What’s your favourite season in Edinburgh?
That’s hard. I love spring because the flowers here are so beautiful and summer because I’m mad about the Edinburgh Festival and in autumn the changing leaves are stunning. That leaves winter, but even winter is great here with the chance to get cosy and over Christmas and Hogmanay Edinburgh looks so beautiful and of course my children find that time of year very exciting which rubs off on me! Edinburgh is incredible in that there is always something interesting happening.
If Edinburgh was a child, what kind of child would it be?
Handsome, two faced, intelligent, well read, energetic, metamorphic and great fun. What a child!
Describe Edinburgh in three words.
Home. Beautiful. Surprising.