Edinburgh Guided Tour

Private & Group Walking Tours of Edinburgh, Scotland

About Edinburgh Guided Tour

Be assured that Stuart and Richard’s family roots are steeped in the history of Edinburgh and Scotland. Stuart’s great grandfather and great-great uncle, together, introduced blended whisky to the world. The Usher family had connections with such notables as Sir Walter Scott, Robert Louis Stevenson, and even Prime Minister William Gladstone!

The Ushers have a fund of humorous anecdotes and stories around the history of our lovely city.

Stuart and Richard give you inside knowledge on what to see, where to go, and things to do in Edinburgh.

They normally start the Edinburgh walking tour at the Usher Hall, Scotland’s premier concert Hall, that was donated to the city by Stuart’s great uncle.

They take you on a tour showing you many of the major historical, cultural, and architectural sites of interest in Edinburgh and also sites associated with some of Edinburgh’s most famous characters.

Book your own tour today. It will make a life-long impression on you.


Andrew Usher, father of the modern Scottish whisky industry

Walking Tour Information

1. Our 3 Hour Guided Walking Group Tour costs £30 per adult, and our 2 Hour Evening Walking Group Tour costs £20 per adult. See our booking page for full details.

PLEASE NOTE:  Unlike other group tours, who often have groups of 25 to 50 or more walkers, our Group tour is restricted to A MAXIMUM OF 10 walkers to ensure your full participation and enjoyment.

2. Alternatively you could book a Private Walking tour of Edinburgh (half-day or full-day) and your party would be the only guests on the tour. See our booking page for full details.

If you wish, we can arrange to take parties larger than 10 on the Private tour.

3.  If you want a motorised tour outside of Edinburgh, featuring perhaps the Highlands or other locations, please see our motorised tours section.

Rated "Excellent" by 545+ Travellers!

Great Experience in Edinburgh

"As a first time visitor to Edinburgh I thought I knew a little about Scottish history. I was wrong. Stuart Usher’s 3-hour walking tour was a treasure trove of history, local color, and entertainment. It was a thoroughly enjoyable 3 hours that flew by. I would definitely recommend this tour."

– Jeanne G. via TripAdvisor
Superb. A must.

"Simply put if you are making your first visit to Edinburgh, as my wife and I did in early August, this is an absolute must. We had already spent several days in Edinburgh before our tour but it opened up our eyes to many hidden surprises and insights. We then spent the next several days delving deeper into areas initially introduced to us by this tour."

– Steve S. via TripAdvisor
A brilliant adventure

"What a wonderful way to orientate yourself around this magical city and learn of its deep, rich history. Richard was incredibly engaging, knowledgeable and so personable, (remembering everyone’s names). His sarcasm and quick wittedness was gold. Highly recommend this small scale, very manageable walk."

– 509Fiona via TripAdvisor
Best walking tour ever

"Despite torrential rain our three hour walking tour was fantastic. Stuart took us to places most tourists would miss. He also gave us hints of things we could do ourselves. If you only do one walking tour this is the one to do."

– CEC939 via TripAdvisor
Fascinating and Amusing

"We did a private tour which was led but Stuart Usher. Stuart made the history of the city come alive with fascinating stories and amusing anecdotes. It was a 4 hour tour but the time passed quickly and the tour was well paced. Highly recommended."

– pointyendpreferred via TripAdvisor