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Edinburgh: 3-Hour Guided Walking Tour

Activity provider: Edinburgh Guided Tour

Edinburgh: 3-Hour Guided Walking Tour

Activity provider: Edinburgh Guided Tour
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From US$ 36.37 per person

This 3-hour walking tour of Edinburgh, led by Stuart or Richard Usher of Scotland's historic House of Usher or professional historian Dr. Alison Duncan, focuses on the historical, cultural, and architectural heritage of the city.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • See the highlights of Edinburgh on a walking tour guided by a knowledgeable local
  • Walk along the Royal Mile and enter St. Giles Cathedral, Scotland's greatest Cathedral
  • Visit some of Edinburgh's famous closes and see the homes of historical characters, both famous and infamous
Full description

Discover Edinburgh’s historical, cultural, and architectural heritage on a small and intimate walking tour guided by one of the most knowledgeable locals possible. Stuart or Richard Usher, of Scotland's famous and historic House of Usher, or Dr. Alison Duncan, Scotland expert and professional historian, will guide you through this beautiful city. You’ll see many of the city’s highlights, including Usher Hall and Edinburgh Castle. You’ll walk along the Royal Mile, tour the interior of St. Giles Cathedral, and visit several of Edinburgh's famous landmarks. Your guide, has an extensive knowledge of Edinburgh's history and architecture and the many famous people that the city has produced over the centuries. They will share their knowledge of Edinburgh with you in an informative, personable, and enjoyable manner. Have no fear, as it won't all be serious stuff! Your guide will also show you the Mound, and take you on a tour of the National Galleries of Scotland. At the gallery you’ll see paintings by masters such as Leonardo da Vinci, Titian, Raphael, and many others. Also, typically you will see Princes Street and Princes Street Gardens, the Scott Monument, George Street, and Charlotte Square.

Includes
  • Expert tour guide
  • Entry into St Giles' Cathedral
  • Visit to the National Galleries of Scotland
  • Entry into Usher Hall
  • Entry to Edinburgh Castle
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

Walkers are advised to assemble outside the central entrance of the Usher Hall shortly before the tour's departure, where Mr. Usher will be waiting for them.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 178 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Service
    5/5
  • Organization
    5/5

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I had the pleasure of walking with Stuart who is incredibly enthusiastic and knowledgeable. His love for the city and its history is undeniable. He is a great narrator, and this was truly an invaluable learning experience for me. I highly recommend this tour through the wonders of Edinburgh. It’s an amazing journey to the past and quite possibly the most insightful experience you can book. Thank you Stuart!

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February 19, 2022

Our family had the pleasure of what felt like a personalised VIP tour of the city of Edinburgh by Stuart Usher. The information he gave was suitable for all generations, it was both extremely interesting and fun. Would strongly recommend this tour to anybody who visits this historic city. Michael, Sarah and girls

July 28, 2021

A lovely walk round old town of Edinburgh. The lady who took us on the walk, Alison, knew alot of history and was very friendly, 3 hours was unfortunately not enough time to enjoy all. if i come visit Edinburgh again i would definitely think about booking again. The only down side was that it was raining and cold but that didn't stop us.

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August 17, 2020

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