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Edinburgh Guided Tour
Ranked #12 of 255 Tours in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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).
Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

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Reviewed 28 April 2018

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Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

Many thanks to Richard Usher who showed us around the old town and Royal Mile with charm and erudition. He and his father run this tour business together and are of the Usher family ( who funded Usher Hall). We thoroughly enjoyed the three hour tour and felt we had learned a great deal about Edinburgh, as well as being oriented to the city. Richard was patient, delightful company and a wonderful story teller. He made everyone in our small tour group feel very welcome and included. The morning tea( and the story that went with it) in the delightful tea shop were an added bonus - and a respite from the chilly wind. Dress warmly! We would recommend this as a good introduction to Edinburgh.

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Reviewed 24 April 2018

Very interesting tour with an excellent knowledgeable host. The tour was relaxed and Stuart’s knowledge of local history really made the day.

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Reviewed 24 April 2018

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