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Usher Hall

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Address: Lothian Road, Edinburgh EH1 2EA, Scotland
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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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Great concert venue, more personal due to size

Visited here for first time to watch band playing. Lots of dedicated entry doors, well signed, to get you to correct seats. Castle Terrace car park 100 yrds away, perfect. Staff... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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457 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The 1st time we went to the Usher Hall we were in the cramped wooden seats in the gods. The sound was amazing but the seating terrible. Tonight we have come back from another concert and it was 200% better. Seats at the front this time and again the sound quality was superb. Beautiful building. Friendly staff. We will be... More 

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scotland, uk
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78 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited here for first time to watch band playing. Lots of dedicated entry doors, well signed, to get you to correct seats. Castle Terrace car park 100 yrds away, perfect. Staff helpful and informative. Each level has a bar and loos, so no queues, even better! It's a circular building, even at back seats you can still see stage pretty... More 

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Thank a_suthers
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95 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to the concert here and was sat mid upper circle the Acoustics were fantastic the performance out of this world. Ears are still ringing.

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Thank Norrie9032
Newmilns, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Returning to my home town for a gig is always a comforting experience. A good old suck on her teat every now and again is a regenerative experience I recommend to all. Seasick Steve was, as ever, exceptional. The Usher Hall was, as ever, exceptional. So there you are. Bar: on all levels. Tip: use bars on upper floors as... More 

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Thank Diablo6666
Aboyne, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I went to see Joe Bonamassa a couple of days ago. I was in the upper circle. Seats were terrible and sound was absolutely diabolical. I can't believe all the people who think it is good there.

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Thank Richard H
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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450 reviews
87 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great and efficient friendly staff start the hall experience well. The entry is fast and exit after a concert even faster, best venue ever for getting in and out. The internal architecture is lovely in the old music hall tradition, basically another Albert hall in excellent order. Acoustics are excellent as you'd expect.

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Thank maraalfa
Dundee, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went to see Joe Bonamassa, it was fab, this is the best venue in Scotland, maybe UK, no matter where you sit or stand the acoustics are superb. a beautiful building and venue, bars were well stocked and friendly staff

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Thank Ian D
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very pleasant helpful staff in the main building. Went out of their way to accommodate our needs. We were booked to see a concert and I have major fear of heights (this was a birthday gift) the concert was sold out but the very kind gentleman at the main doors found us seating at a lower level. Thank you! Overall... More 

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Thank 661morag
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great venue, comfortable,clean and great seats. Central with parking close by. Will definitely be back

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sat in the upper circle, the sound was the worst I've ever ever experienced. I'll never visit this venue again. I don't know if the acoustics of the place was the problem or that the sound man really messed up. Whichever, it was pants! I've seen JS before, so I know how good he is. On top of the sound,... More 

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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.
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