Start your holiday with us and let us give you inside knowledge on what to see, where to go, and things to do! The Walks focus on the historical, cultural, and architectural heritage of Edinburgh. Most of the major historical sites of interest are covered, including the world-famous Royal Mile in the Old Town, the National Museum and Greyfriar's Kirkyard as well as exploring the eclectic array of closes and wynds that pepper the immediate areas surrounding this main thoroughfare of the city. With the skirl of the pipes, and the interesting anecdotes expertly told by our equally expert guides, your time in Scotland's capital will be like no other! On our Group Walking Tours, we have an absolute maximum of 10 walkers to ensure you have a first-class experience. We feel strongly that tours of 30, 40 or 50 more, just cannot give you the same experience. And where better to start those walks than the Usher Hall, Scotland’s premier concert hall, donated to the city in 1896 by Andrew Usher, our guides' great great uncle. See the city's hidden secrets and experience first-hand authentic, really authentic, Edinburgh history brought to life!
This tour is hosted by Stuart Usher or his son Richard Usher. Their family have been associated with Edinburgh for centuries. Stuart's great-great uncle, Andrew Usher, introduced blended whisky to the world. Foremost among their family's many gifts to Edinburgh is the Usher Hall, where the walks normally commence. Stuart and Richard have an extensive knowledge of Edinburgh's history, architecture and the many famous people that Edinburgh has produced over the centuries. They both love to introduce visitors to Scotland's beautiful capital, a place their family have called home since the middle ages. They are therefore just the people to host the Walks. They will share their knowledge of Edinburgh with you in an informative, personable, enjoyable and, most of all, humorous manner.
1. Meet at the Usher Hall 2. View and hear about Edinburgh Castle on way to the Royal Mile 4. Visit the Grassmarket and the Cowgate in the OId Town, and hear about their history 5. Visit Greyfriar's Kirkyard 6. Visit the National Museum 7. Walk down the Royal Mile, featuring on Architecture & History 8. Explore the Old Town's hidden closes and wynds and houses of famous characters. 9. Visit St. Giles Cathedral 8. Cross over to the New Town
Please dress according to prevailing weather conditions. Accessibility for wheelchair users is difficult as there are some stairs. Children under 12 travel free. Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level. This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers.
Royal Mile & Old Town walking tour