Edinburgh Guided Tour
Edinburgh Guided Tour
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Your host/guide on the Edinburgh Guided Tour could be Stuart Usher, or his son Richard Usher, or one of our professional historians, Dr Alison Duncan or David Forsyth, or recent acquisitions Douglas Graham or Craig Goodman. Meet outside Usher Hall, Scotland's premier concert hall (donated to Edinburgh by Stuart's family who have been associated with Scotland, and Edinburgh for centuries). See and hear about the majestic Castle (from the outside, unless you book a Private Tour) then witness the ancient Public and Coffee houses some of which date back to the 1400's, and also Edinburgh's secret 'closes' and sites associated with the many incredible people which Edinburgh has produced such as Robert Burns, David Hume, Sir Walter Scott, Robert Louis Stevenson, Alexander Graham Bell, and Adam Smith. See our fantastic reviews; they richly demonstrate that we provide a tour that will thoroughly entertain you and will always stay with you!
Edinburgh, Scotland

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Travellers' Choice
2023

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Dexter, MI9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Stuart is a legend, part of the living history of Edinburgh. The trip was a terrific way to get acquainted with the old parts of the city.
Written 3 March 2024
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Dear N3768 Thank you so much for your great Review, Thou flatterests me! However I like to be flattered so I have no hesitation at all in inviting you to come on another Tour with me for more of the same flattery and fun!! Best wishes Stuart U.
Written 4 March 2024
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NorahK.
Dallas, TX5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Exploring Edinburgh on a private walking city tour is an immersive experience in history and culture. From the imposing Edinburgh Castle to the elegant New Town, every cobblestone street and ancient building tells a story of Scotland’s rich heritage. With a knowledgeable guide sharing captivating tales of the city’s past, an Edinburgh tour is a must do for anyone seeking to uncover the secrets of this enchanting destination
Written 13 February 2024
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Dear Voyage Thank you for your marvellous Review of your Tour with EGT! We always make sure that all our guides are well versed in the history of the city and Scotland in general. Edinburgh is indeed an enchanting city and that is why so many Tourists come to it and then often again and again and again! On that positive note we would love to see you again some sweet day?! Best wishes Stuart U. Best wishes Stuart U.
Written 14 February 2024
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Veronika H
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
We had an insightful experience during our walk with Stuart that helped us to better understand the history of Edinburgh and Scotland. If you are looking to learn more about the city and the people who lived there, it’s a find!
Written 7 February 2024
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Dear D1937F Thank you so much for your stellar Review of your Tour with me! It is always much appreciated by us when our clients give us such thoughful and well written Reviews like yours. Do please return to our fair city again someday?! Best wishes Stuart U.
Written 10 February 2024
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Sarah
Helensburgh, UK8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazing tour jam packed with historical information. David our guide was fabulous. His knowledge was endless and he made our tour the best experience!! Can’t recommend him enough.
Written 5 February 2024
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Dear Depart Thank you for your great 5 Star Review of your Tour with our esteemed David Forsyth! He is indeed a 'Master at his Craft' and would have thoroughly enjoyed your most excellent companies! Best wishes Stuart U.
Written 7 February 2024
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gribbinhannah
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023
We had the most fantastic morning walking around Edinburgh with Allison! Her understanding and passion for Edinburgh history was incredible. Thank you for such a wonderful tour Allison!
Written 3 January 2024
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Dear gribbin Many thanks for your super Review! I am sure that your Guide Alison also thoroughly enjoyed your companies very much as well. How about another visit someday?! Best wishes Stuart U.
Written 3 January 2024
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Emily H
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
One of the best walking tours and guides we have ever had. Stuart, our guide, was a fascinating individual and extremely knowledgeable about Scottish history (and all history in general). We learned so much and thoroughly enjoyed it. One of our highlights of our trip to Edinburgh.
Written 30 December 2023
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Dear emilyhJ Many, many thanks for your superb Review of your Tour with us! We all had a great time that Friday afternoon. I also enjoyed your companies greatly. I recall that it was pretty cold that afternoon but we did not let that spoil our Tour; which is the way it shoulld be! Very Best wishes for 2024. Stuart U.
Written 2 January 2024
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Bart K
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We all enjoyed the walking tour. Stuart was very knowledgeable. We enjoyed the walk and seeing hidden spots in Edinburgh. Highly recommend.
Written 6 December 2023
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Dear Bart K Thank you very much indeed for your great Review! I also enjoyed your company and all the others on our Tour ydy. You were all a most pleasant group to host. Best wishes Stuart U
Written 6 December 2023
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peterwP2576GM
Yorkshire, UK1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023
The tour was fascinating and our lady guide was very knowledgeable on Scottish history and easy to listen to and follow
Written 28 November 2023
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Dear peter w Thank you very much indeed for your great Review of your Tour with our excellent guide, Alison. She is indeed easy to listen to because she speaks clearly. Another visit to Edinburgh? Best wishes Stuart U.
Written 30 November 2023
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David A
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Allison had a passion to explain the history and architecture with a side of humor. Had a great time exploring the the narrow closes off High street.
Written 15 November 2023
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Dear E19020 Thanks a million for your superb Review of your Tour with our Dr Alison Duncan. We are delighted that your enjoyed learning so much of the history and its achitecture of the city over the centuries. How about another visit some day?! Best wishes Stuart U.
Written 21 November 2023
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catalinaperdomo
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023
What a fantastic ride we had on this tour! We were specially amazed by our guide: Craig. He knows everything - history, geography, geology and juicy murder and royal stories. He also comes prepared with Harry Potter fun facts! Craig is a unique tour guide that will keep you engaged with his storytelling skills and fun facts. Definitely looking forward to visiting again and getting more tours with him.
Written 12 November 2023
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Dear catalin Many thanks for your stellar Review of yur Tour with our Craig! Craig is a true all-rounder of a Tour Guide and a very good one at that. As you noted he also covered the tumultuous landscape on which the city is situated. Combined with its equally tumultuous history, both good and bad, makes it a city which tourists return to time and time again! We very much look forward to your next visit. Best wishes Stuart U.
Written 14 November 2023
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