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Guided Edinburgh Private Walking Tour

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    The walks normally take 3 1/2 hours (half-day) or seven hours (full-day) but can be modified to suit your requirements as can the route and itinerary.
    Visitors will be shown the delights of Edinburgh's famous Royal Mile, the 'old town' and the 'new town', together with a delightful commentary from Stuart or Richard on the celebrated characters that hail from the city and the history, the culture and the architectural splendour of the city.
    Your guides will discuss people like Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (the creator of Sherlock Holmes), Deacon Brodie (the original 'Jekyll and Hyde'), JK Rowling (the creator of Harry Potter) and Sir Walter Scott (the great historical romance author).
    In addition, they speak with authority on the intellectual giants associated with Edinburgh and the Enlightenment such as the philosopher David Hume, and the founder of modern economics, Adam Smith.
    Places, 'closes' and buildings associated with these individuals can be visited.
    Also, most of the major historical sites of interest will be covered and you will visit the beautiful St Giles Cathedral.
    On the full-day tour there will be time to see the Queen's official Scottish residence, Holyrood Palace, and to see the Scottish Parliament building at Holyrood. There will also be time to see more attractions in the New Town (don't be fooled by the name, construction of the 'new town' started in the 1700's!). 
    The tour can be paused any time you wish for e.g. for refreshments at any of the delightful pubs and eating establishments on the route.
    There will be plenty of excitement and fun and lots of opportunities to take some memorable photographs of the best-known landmarks of Scotland's glorious and ancient capital city!
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    All reviews stuart usher three hours usher hall personal guide old town fantastic walking small group interesting guide informed guide his extensive knowledge deacon brodie amazing city nooks and crannies royal mile worth every penny fascinating stories full day tour
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    Reviewed 2 days ago

    This company really stands out for us. We’ve been to Edinburgh before and never done a walking tour and figured it might be benefit to try one. We had Richard as our guide as it was dad’s day off, did I mention it’s a local...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Jessica K
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    We had a great time with Stuart. Extremely knowledgeable, VERY opinionated (in a fun, good way). Lots of details and insights. One of our highlights in Scotland.More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Derek K
    Stuart U, Manager at Edinburgh Guided Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Dear Derek Thank you very much for your great Review. I concur that I am rather opionated and am trying to cut it down a bit! I am delighted that you both enjoyed your Tour with me so much despite my rather strong opinions on...More

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    Thank you Richard! We had a great tour and Richard was a blast. Very interesting tour, lots of details and Richard took us also a bit around away from the pure tourist stuff. Next time we are around we will book again to see more...More

    Thank ToniZurich
    Stuart U, Manager at Edinburgh Guided Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

    Dear Toni Thank you so much for your wonderful Review of your Tour with Richard Usher. We very much look forward to hosting you again when you next visit our beautiful city. Haste ye back Best wishes Stuart U

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Stuart gave a very nice and informative overview of Edinburgh history. The walk was enjoyable and not too difficult. His knowledge of Scottish history impressive. He was very patient with all questions and interacted with everyone well. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Htrpilot
    Stuart U, Manager at Edinburgh Guided Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Dear Pilot Many thanks for your marvellous Review. Unfortunately one can cover only so much of Edinburgh's long and dramatic History in three hours. We all had a good time that day! Best wishes Stuart U

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Our guide, Richard, was witty, knowledgeable, approachable and fun loving. Could not have asked for a better guide. He made the tour fun.

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Ronald A
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    I am not sure if he conducts larger groups. I recommend contacting him.
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