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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. 
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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children under 12 are free
  • Children 12-16 pay 75%
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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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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Response from Stuart U, Manager at Royal Mile Guided Walking Tour in Edinburgh
Responded 4 days 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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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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Response from Stuart U, Manager at Royal Mile Guided Walking Tour in Edinburgh
Responded 1 week 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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Excellent! Very friendly knowledgeable guide. Interesting information we probably wouldn’t have otherwise heard.
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Response from Stuart U, Manager at Royal Mile Guided Walking Tour in Edinburgh
Responded 1 week 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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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 weeks ago
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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A MUST to discover the city with a huge passionate person with a top sense of humour... loved that time, thank you Richard !!
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Response from Stuart U, Manager at Royal Mile Guided Walking Tour in Edinburgh
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Stroombreek Thank you so much for your great Review of your Tour with Richard and delighted that you enjoyed your Tour with him so much. Best wishes Stuart U
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By: Edinburgh Guided Tour
958 reviews
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mchris c
Hamilton, Canada
20
Enjoyable walking small-group-tour of Old and New Town Edinburgh
Richard Usher, charming Scottish guide, shared facts and information of Edinburgh and its culture in a very
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EricG141
Pasadena, California
604150
Marvelous Walking Tour
Our guide, Stuart Usher, was a charming, knowledgeable and interesting gentleman, who was clearly passionate about
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Kellieowl3
40
Halloween ghost walk
We booked on the ghost walk with James Douglas. We took our six year old..we really enjoyed it... good way to
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darlmar
Tallahassee, Florida
73
Wonderful tour with Stuart Usher
Walking was so much more fun than riding in a tour bus! Halfway through the tour, we stopped at Deacon's House
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MCMacFS
10
Excellent guided walking tour!
Excellent! Very friendly knowledgeable guide. Interesting information we probably wouldn’t have otherwise heard.
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John-Rosie-13
Coldstream, United Kingdom
9035
What a fountain of knowledge on Edinburgh
Joining up with a two people from America we joined Stuart Usher for three hours of a fascinating guided tour of
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Stroombeek
10
Wonderfull discovery
A MUST to discover the city with a huge passionate person with a top sense of humour... loved that time, thank you
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664dominiquec
10
Just wonderful
Very very nice full experience with a passionate person. We've been bought into the Edinburgh history during 3
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Steve B
86
Enriching!
Richard gave a wonderful tour of the city. Made the tour quite interesting with historical facts and events. Well
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curto53
lismore nsw australia
2112
Fantastic walking tour of the Royal Mile with Stuart Usher !
I can highly recommend the three hour Royal Mile Guided Walking Tour with Stuart Usher. Stuart’s tour is
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DUDETTE33
the Coast
20990
Memorable tour
It was Mr. Stuart himself who was being our guide. Such a magnificent and no bull-s**t man, he would start the
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Frankstravel411
Salt Lake City, Utah
20
Fun & informative walking tour of Edinburgh with excellent guide!!
Taking Edinburgh Guided Tours’ half-day private guided tour of Edinburgh’s old town was one of the best things we
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Vic_Polly011
San Francisco, California
6331
One of our best tours yet!
We shared a half day tour with Stuart Usher that was one of our most memorable experiences of our 25 day UK trip.
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jlrockwood
Vancouver, Canada
81
A lovely, informative stroll through Old Town Edinburgh
We enjoyed Stewart’s guided tour through Edinburgh, learning about some of the secrets this city holds in its
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Donna M
North Vancouver, Canada
33
Outstanding walking tour of the Royal Mile!
I'm delighted to highly recommend this three hour guided walk of the Royal Mile in Edinburgh. Richard Usher led
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