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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...more
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Lothian Road | Central entrance of Usher Hall, Edinburgh EH1 2EA, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This walking tour was the perfect start to our three days in Edinburgh. We were escorted by Stuart on the 29th November and his knowledge of Scottish history and the old town of Edinburgh really helped inform what we then we did over the next...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Alison A
Stuart U, General Manager at Edinburgh Guided Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Alison Thank you very much indeed for your marvellous Review and delighted that you enjoyed it so much. I am also v pleased that you followed up on the places which I recommended to you. Edinburgh is crammed with really interesting and fun places....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

having a most educational and fascinating tour guided by Stewart Usher (descendant of the family that funded the Usher Concert Hall no less ! ) was three hours of tales and information delivered in rich character. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed spending time with...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Stuart U, Owner at Edinburgh Guided Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Sandercock Many thanks for your thoughtful and superb Review. I recall you and your good lady well and enjoyed your company. I know some of the Closes (narrow streets) reasonably well but there are quite a few I don't know well. Whenever I get...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In three enlightening hours, Richard Usher made Edinburgh come to life like the character in a novel. Thoroughly knowledgeable and friendly, Richard’s story-telling abilities left us with the impression of having gained an easy PhD in local history. You can walk around town and find...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Diane L
Stuart U, Manager at Edinburgh Guided Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Diane Great thanks for your super Review of your Tour with Richard. I am glad that you got such a quick PhD in history! You used the words: 'the story behind the picture'. This is a very good description of what we try to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Stewart Usher's depth of knowledge held our attention throughout the tour. Edinburgh history uncovered in a clear and interesting way. Highly recommended.

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Date of experience: November 2018
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Stuart U, Manager at Edinburgh Guided Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Passenger Thank you very much for your great Review and delighted that you enjoyed it so much. Best wishes Stuart U

Reviewed 1 week ago

Our tour guide was great, knowledgeable and very personable. I couldn't imagine taking any other tour to start our vacation here. Loved to know this is a family business and from locals who have a thorough knowledge of the towns history.More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Stuart U, Manager at Edinburgh Guided Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Chazz Many thanks for your lovely Review. Taking a Tour such as ours at the beginning of a holiday in Edinburgh is a good thing to do because we try and give our Clients an Overview of the history of the City and make...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the walking tour on a really windy and cold day. Make sure you've got the right clothing and footwear. We received a really educational history tour about Edinburgh, it's places and old history. Our guide had a really good sense of humour and...More

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Stuart U, Manager at Edinburgh Guided Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Michelleo Thank you so much for your wonderful Review. Alas, Wind and Cold are all too common in Edinburgh. In fact they make up much of the character of the city. On the plus side Edinburgh has many lovely Pubs and the like which...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great fun with a insightful tour through Edinburgh. We got to see the old town well and had a interactive history lesson.

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Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Zalan A
Stuart U, Owner at Edinburgh Guided Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Zalan Many thanks for your marvellous Review. I enjoyed your company and you are right we all had fun whilst learning a thing or two about the history of Edinburgh, Scotland and Britain. Please come again Best wishes Stuart U

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a perfect 3 hour guided tour by the 'young' Usher. With a lot of humour he told us amazing stories and lead us through the old part of the city. With lots of stops to rest and talk about the buildings and the...More

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Stuart U, Owner at Edinburgh Guided Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Erwin Thank you so much for wonderful Review of your Tour with my Son Richard. So glad that you thoroughly enjoyed the Tour and the various Stops and stories and humour at the different places. You should come to Edinburgh again.... there is plenty...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stuart was great. I was walking around old town area when I ran into Stuart, he was in the middle of a tour, we agreed to meet up at 2 pm at Usher Hall and our tour started. I was very impressed with information he...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Stuart U, Owner at Edinburgh Guided Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Rosa Thank you so much for your lovely Review. I am also glad that we ran into each other near the Jolly Judge pub. We all had a great time that afternoon and I hope our Tour whets your appetite enough to make you...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Edinburgh is a city that has stories every where. There are tales about streets, cemeteries , churches , bars and even coffee shops to be discovered. I was in group tour lead by Robert he did a fantastic job to make Edinburgh memorable for me...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Stuart U, Owner at Edinburgh Guided Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Kaushkid Thanks so much for your great Review of your Walk with Richard. You are dead right about the tales and places of Edinburgh..... the city abounds with them everywhere. The birthplace of Doctor Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Sherlock Holmes, Peter Pan, Treasure Island...More

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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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