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Usher Hall

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Address: Lothian Road, Edinburgh EH1 2EA, Scotland
Phone Number: 44-131-228-1155
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Description: Unique concert hall in the heart of Edinburgh. Music, comedy, award...
Unique concert hall in the heart of Edinburgh. Music, comedy, award ceremonies, hospitality and more. Celebrating 100 years in 2014
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Attended a concert last Saturday in the Usher Hall. Fortunate to arrive as the sun came out and this showed the original building off beautifully. Inside the building is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
Merlinford
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Renfrew, United Kingdom
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Renfrew, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
9 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Attended a concert last Saturday in the Usher Hall. Fortunate to arrive as the sun came out and this showed the original building off beautifully. Inside the building is maintained to a good standard and the seating was comfortable with a good view. The staff were on hand to assist but we did not find this necessary and found our... More 

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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49 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Very beautiful venue and staff were pleasant, especially sorting out my problem as someone had accidentally taken my seat. All in all was a great evening and I would love to visit this venue again.

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Wolverhampton
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Came to Edinburgh for a concert - this is an amazing location! Steeped in history - truly beautiful architecture - staff very helpful

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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96 reviews 96 reviews
5 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Nice venue which is cosy, but could be doing with a re-fit to make it a bit more modern. It is a lovely building and the facilities were pretty good, but as I say it could be doing with a re-fit in terms of adding more seats to it. Would definitely come back.

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Dennyloanhead, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Myself and my son attended the Train concert last weekend here. Quite surprised that we were very close to the front even although we were quite far back in the queue to get in. This was even after queuing at the merchandise stall. However, as we also do not drink, it helped that we didn't need to queue at a... More 

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015 via mobile

We attended the Train gig last Saturday, first time that I've been to a gig at the Usher Hall and unless it was a band I really loved I wouldnt rush back. I felt that the capacity in the standing area needs to be reduced slightly as it felt far too crowded in there, my fiancée actually had to go... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We attended the Train concert here on Saturday night and our tickets were standing room only. Appreciating this isn’t the biggest of venues it was still a little disappointing at the lack of facilities and over exhuberant door staff. The drinks in the bar were very expensive and served with flat mixers and the queues off-putting. I wouldn’t rush back... More 

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Peterhead, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This hall is really central to Edinburgh. Very nice building and seemed to be well organised for concert. Inside is very nice and a good view from Upper Balcony. Toilet facilities were modern and clean and this was a nice change from various halls/arenas. Almost forgot the concert. This was TRAIN and the show was excellent. If you get a... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Came through from Glasgow to see train , pleasantly surprised by outside lovely building looks like a big grand library and inside wonderfully kept inside with all white with gold leaf , toilets were Spot on very clean n modern , bar prices very expensive 2 drinks £9 n served in plastic cups We were standing close to stage n... More 

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34 reviews 34 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Great venue for classical music if you do not mind the squeeze! Seating is quite cramped firm and not clearly marked. However there are some very fairly priced tickets. I will still return but will take something soft to sit on.

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West End
Prevailing winds meant that most cities that grew in industrial Britain had their most desirable neighborhoods to the west – upwind of factory fumes. Edinburgh was no exception, with its wealthiest citizens settling in its West End and leaving behind grand Georgian townhouses, private gardens and genteel crescents. These backstreets remain as dignified and sleepy as ever, and most of the action here lies along the district’s busy main roads. Lothian Road connects to southern Edinburgh and harbors a vague entertainment district: three theaters and the city’s main indie cinema. All attract a select crowd, the sort who appreciate the Saturday Edinburgh’s Farmers’ Market around the corner. The West End’s other great thoroughfare, Shandwick Place, is dominated by trams trundling out to the suburbs and airport, and shoppers picking up last-minute items before hopping aboard.