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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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Lothian Road | Central entrance of Usher Hall, Edinburgh EH1 2EA, Scotland
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It was delightful and just what we were hoping for. Our guide led us around the twists and turns and ups and downs of the city and even included an educational coffee break where we learned about the real Dr.Jekyll/Mr.Hyde in the tea room where...More

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We had the pleasure of meeting Stuart who provided my husband and I with an interesting, historical tour of Edinburgh. Stuart possessed exceptional knowledge on history and in particular the architecture of this beautiful city. Stuart was the perfect guide with a great sense of...More

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I would definitely try to know your audience. We didn't know our Scottish history and were quizzed the whole way. It got old quickly. We wanted someone to show us Edinburgh.

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I highly recommend this tour; it is a great introduction to Edinburgh. Our guide, Richard, was delightful and did a wonderful job providing our group with an informative and entertaining three hours. Once completed you will feel more confident about exploring the city on your...More

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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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kerobertson2
29 October 2016|
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Response from Stuart U | Property representative |
Hi, I can only say that some children love the tour but others find it challenging. It is a judgement for you. Our ending point is close to the castle and I can direct you to the entrance.
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