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Edinburgh Guided Tour

Lothian Road | Central entrance of Usher Hall, Edinburgh EH1 2EA, Scotland
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Please see a video of the tour, accessed via the photos on the left. Your host/guide on the Edinburgh Guided Tour is Stuart Usher and/or his son Richard Usher. They meet walkers outside Usher Hall, Scotland's premier concert hall and an Edinburgh Landmark. Usher Hall was donated to Edinburgh by Stuart's family which has been associated with Scotland, and Edinburgh in particular, for centuries. Stuart was also the subject of a Channel Four Cutting Edge Documentary in 2002 which is viewable on youtube. Edinburgh has everything: Its huge Castle sitting on the plug of an ancient (and thankfully dormant!) volcano, its Palace a mile from the Castle and connected by the Royal Mile, Its ancient Public and Coffee houses some of which date back to the 1400's. Also the many incredible people which Edinburgh produced or was home to over the centuries such as the world famous Robert Burns, Scotland's National Poet and Hero; David Hume the Philospher and Man of Letters; Sir Walter Scott the Historical Romance Writer; Robert Louis Stevenson, the author of "Dr Jekyll and Hyde" and "Treasure Island"; Arthur Conan Doyle the creator of Sherlock Homes and the bumbling Dr Watson! Nor can Adam Smith, the Father of Modern Economics and Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone,be omitted, amongst many other famous men and women. You will also visit the beautiful St Giles Cathedral (there is a fee of £3.50 for parties of five or more).
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We will not hesitate to recommend him and his Company. To use without moderation. This town is wonderful

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My family of 5 took this tour with Stuart as soon as we landed in Edinburgh. It is the perfect way to learn about Edinburgh's rich and fascinating history and orient yourself to the city. We were a bit jet lagged but Stuart kept us...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Listening to our guide was a real delight! We found out funny stories, scary legends and interesting facts about Edinburgh, its history and architecture.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great afternoon exploring and learning about Edinburgh with Richard, we saw the key sites, traversed Scottish wynds and close that we would never have found with time flying by. Thoroughly recommended as a way to see the city and decide where to spend more time....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We toured Edinburgh with Richard and about 8 others on Thursday, 5 July, 2018. It was fascinating and Richard was personable, had a lovely British accent and was so knowledgeable about the city and Scotland in general. His knowledge of history was unlike any other...More

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This was among the best tours I have ever taken and I have taken many. The knowledge of our guide combined with the beauty and history of the city made for an excellent experience. Highly recommended!

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Stuart U, Owner at Edinburgh Guided Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Bruce B Many thanks indeed for your super Review of your Walk with us. Edinburgh offers plenty more so you must visit us again! Best wishes Stuart U

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Judith B
6 July 2018|
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Response from Stuart U | Property representative |
Hi Judy They wont allow us to put URLs or emails here. Just search for Edinburgh Guided Tour and drop us a line. best wishes Stuart
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Susan G
19 March 2018|
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Response from jamare2017 | Reviewed this property |
No we didn’t do full Royal Mile either but lots of interesting spots with colourful stories were included.
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caroljmack06
8 July 2017|
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Response from Stuart U | Property representative |
Hello Carol, We could certainly take you on a half-day tour during that period. Our half-day private tour is about 3.5 hours and runs from either 10.00am or 2.00pm. You can book now and, if you want to change the date at a... More
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