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Royal Mile Guided Walking Tour in Edinburgh

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Overview
Edinburgh's Royal Mile is a must-see, and there's no better way to check this landmark off your list than on a guided walking tour. As you explore, listen to in-depth commentary on famous former residents and discover hidden areas you may have missed if exploring alone. A small group limited to 10 guarantees personalized attention from your guide. Plus, traveling on foot means you'll have access to narrow streets and closes unreachable by traditional tour vehicles. 
Itinerary
Highlights
  • In-depth historical tour of Edinburgh's Royal Mile
  • Guide commentary enhances the experience 
  • Small group of 10 people means personalized attention and a chance to ask questions
  • Itinerary can be changed to accommodate group interests and preferences
  • Learn more than you would exploring on your own
What to Expect
Meet your guide—descendants of the Usher of Usher Hall—and small group outside of Usher Hall in central Edinburgh in advance of your tour time. When booking, you can choose a morning or afternoon tour to suit your schedule. Take off down the famous Royal Mile with your guide in the lead. Don't worry about maps or directions, as you'll have expert guidance and you can just focus on the scenery and learning about the city's history. Please note that the route and itinerary can be amended depending on the group's desires. As you stroll, get a history lesson on Scotland's famous minds, including thinkers, writers, poets, and inventors. These include Deacon Brodie, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Alexander Graham Bell, Robert Burns, David Hume, and Sir Water Scott. Visit some of Edinburgh's famous closes, or private alleyways, where some famous residents lived, and the St. Giles Cathedral. End up at The Mound, from where you can explore further.
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Important Information
Departure Point
The Usher Hall, Lothian Rd, Edinburgh EH1 2EA, UK
Duration
3h
Return Details
The Mound, Edinburgh, UK
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Small group (maximum 10 participants)
  • Entry/Admission - Edinburgh Guided Tour
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children under 12 are free
  • Children 12-16 pay 75%
  • Stroller accessible
  • Pets are welcome
  • Near public transportation
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Tracy A wrote a review Nov 2019
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We did a lot of research before booking this tour as we wanted something a bit different. It was important for us to be guided by someone with excellent local knowledge. The choice we made did not disappoint. Stuart was an outstanding and charming guide and his family history
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Date of experience: November 2019
Response from Stuart U, Manager at Royal Mile Guided Walking Tour in Edinburgh
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Ptracya Many thanks for your marvellous Review. Delighted that you enjoyed it so much. I am indeed passionate about our Tours and my role in them. Nothing pleases me better than making both our Clients happy and then myself in the process. In this way a good time is had by all! Best wishes Stuart U
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Eric G wrote a review Nov 2019
616 contributions151 helpful votes
Our guide, Stuart Usher, was a charming, knowledgeable and interesting gentleman, who was clearly passionate about his subject. He had studied the names of those of us taking the tour, so he was able to greet some of us, including me, by name. Very few guides even try to do
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Date of experience: October 2019
Response from Stuart U, Manager at Royal Mile Guided Walking Tour in Edinburgh
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Eric Many thanks for your marvellous Review …. very much appreciated. I am indeed quite passionate about Edinburgh and do my best to make my Clients passionate to discover more about the city. And there is plenty more to see and enjoy about it, believe me. I hope you did just that in the time you had remaining. I also hope you also had the time to sample some of the great Pubs and Restaurants in the city. Edinburgh is pretty famous for them. We would be delighted to see you again in our fair city some sweet day! Best wishes Stuart U
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darlmar wrote a review Nov 2019
17 contributions4 helpful votes
Walking was so much more fun than riding in a tour bus! Halfway through the tour, we stopped at Deacon's House for bathrooms, a cup of tea, and a scone. Delightful! Mr. Usher shared his wealth of knowledge and allowed us to take our time, stop to shop or take pictures and ask
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Date of experience: November 2019
Response from Stuart U, Manager at Royal Mile Guided Walking Tour in Edinburgh
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Dalmar Thank you so much for your great Review. Edinburgh has so many interesting places and we visited as many as we could in the three most enjoyable hours we had. However there are many more very interesting places in the city that we did not have the time to visit. Tea, coffee and scones at the half way mark at the historic Deacon.s House are always a hit for our Clients. Best café in Edinburgh imo. Please visit us again some day. Best wishes Stuart U.
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maryseashore wrote a review Nov 2019
2 contributions
Excellent! Very friendly knowledgeable guide. Interesting information we probably wouldn’t have otherwise heard.
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Date of experience: November 2019
Response from Stuart U, Manager at Royal Mile Guided Walking Tour in Edinburgh
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear MCMac Many thanks for your lovely Review and so glad that you enjoyed your Tour with us so much. If you ever visit our fair city again do please contact us. Best wishes Stuart U
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John-Rosie-13 wrote a review Nov 2019
91 contributions35 helpful votes
Joining up with a two people from America we joined Stuart Usher for three hours of a fascinating guided tour of the old town. Stuart’s depth of knowledge and his easy delivery meant the time passed all too quickly as we discovered information about so much. We have visited
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Response from Stuart U, Manager at Royal Mile Guided Walking Tour in Edinburgh
Responded 2 Nov 2019
Dear John and Rosie Thank you very much for your wonderful Review. I myself never cease to be amazed at how quickly the time flies past on our Tours. Delighted that you both learnt more about our fair city..... this is also the same never ending process for myself and our other Guides. Please visit us again. Coldstream is pretty close! Best wishes Stuart U
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