Royal Mile Guided Walking Tour In Edinburgh

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  • Duration: 3 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    10:00am, 2:00pm or 6:00pm
  • Departure Details :
    The Usher Hall, Lothian Rd, Edinburgh EH1 2EA, UK
  • Return Details :
    The Mound, Edinburgh, UK
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


This guided walk with unique guides, Stuart Usher or his son, Richard Usher, will entertain and enthrall you. Stuart's family has historic connections with Edinburgh (Stuart's great-great Uncle, Andrew Usher, donated the magnificent Usher Hall to the city as well as being known as the Father of the Scottish whiskey blending industry). Their deep knowledge of the cultural, historical and architectural aspects of the city means they have a unique perspective on our wonderful capital. Your guides will show you the cultural treasures of Edinburgh, the secrets of its past and its famous characters, and are rightly renowned for their entertaining and witty commentary. The numbers are limited to 10 guests so everyone is involved.


  • Family-friendly
  • Excellent value for money
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences

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The walk normally takes three hours but can be modified to suit your requirements (as can the route and itinerary). You will be shown the delights of Edinburgh's famous Royal Mile together with a delightful commentary from Stuart or Richard on the celebrated characters that hail from the city.

People like the great historical romance author Sir Walter Scott, the inventor of the telephone Alexander Graham Bell, the creator of Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and, the original 'Jekyll and Hyde', Deacon Brodie.

In addition, your guide will speak with authority on the other world-famous people associated with Edinburgh such as Scotland's national bard, the great Robert Burns, the philosopher, David Hume, and the founder of modern economics, Adam Smith.

Most of the major historical sites of interest will be covered. Moreover, you will visit the beautiful St Giles Cathedral. You will also visit some of Edinburgh's famous 'closes', including those associated with some of the city's famous sons such as David Hume and Deacon Brodie.

There will be plenty of excitement and fun, as well as plenty of opportunities to take some memorable photographs of the best-known landmarks of Scotland's glorious and ancient capital city!


Professional guide

Small group (maximum 10 participants)



Additional Info

Wheelchair accessible

Children 12-16 pay 75%

Children under 12 are free

Confirmation will be received at the time of booking

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

Traveler Reviews

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  • 18-Mar-2020

    Richard was an excellent guide, taking us to parts of the old town which we had never visited before, or even knew existed. The warming hot chocolate in Deacon Brodie’s cafe, hidden away off the Lawnmarket, was very welcome. Lots of tales of old Edinburgh kept us entertained throughout the walk.

  • 31-Dec-2019

    We had an amazing walking tour with Stuart Usher, who is quite the character. Our 3-hour walking tour started at Usher Hall, note the family name, and we were lucky in that the other participants didn’t show up, so we had the pleasure of a private tour with Stuart. We walked up past the castle and spent most of the tour in the Old Town. Stuart was a great guide, extremely knowledgeable about Scotland and Edinburgh’s history, and many other topics, for that matter. We especially loved the stop at the café, where we continued to hear stories of Edinburgh’s notorious Deacon Brody. Stuart provided us with a great history of the city, and his witty storytelling was a highlight of the tour. I highly recommend spending a couple hours with Stuart, he’ll completely enchant you.

  • 04-Nov-2019

    A bit of a wander, on the surface, but on the whole tour was a good mix of historical detail, literary reference, and geography of the city. Guide is a bit of a character but engaging and well versed in the little details that make the city come more alive.

  • 27-Sep-2019

    This was a pleasure for our first day in Edinburgh The tout was a small group that met at a convenient location Richard was very knowledgeable and a delightful local host for his city The tour was comprehensive and fun

  • 23-Sep-2019

    Extremely knowledgeable with a wonderful sense of humor.
    Brought the old town section of Edinburgh alive.

  • 22-Aug-2019

    Richard was an excellent professional guide. Tour was great and covered a lot of history and made Edinburgh more interesting. Answered all questions and had a lot of background. Great tour worth every penny.

  • 20-Aug-2019

    This was a great walking tour of Edinburgh and got us off the Royal Mile and into the other important areas of town. Richard was our guide and told fascinating stories that you won't read in history books. I highly recommend this tour and it is limited to 10 people, so you will be able to keep up and hear everything!

  • 29-Jul-2019

    Superb in every way - funny, accessible, thoughtful. I took my parents and they loved it too. Strongly recommended

  • 23-Jul-2019

    Knowledgeable, friendly, through understanding of the history of Edinburgh. Able to answer our questions and provide insights into Scottish history. Really enjoyed Rob's approach to all ages in the group. Highly recommended for a broad based understanding of this city.

  • 22-Jul-2019

    Our guide took us around the town and gave some interesting and some fun information. A great overview of the key historic points.

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