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Toby W.

Edinburgh, Lothian, United Kingdom

I am Edinburgh born bred and educated. I am passionate about Edinburgh and love showing it to people and revealing its hidden secrets.

I have always been fascinated by history landscape and architecture. I gradually became aware of how crucially such culture has shaped our understanding and the world we live in. This led to a further MA later in life from Edinburgh University in History of Art and Architectural History. I have now just completed an MSc. in Architectural Conservation. I try to make my guiding informative but lighthearted, interesting and fun with many photo opportunities. I love meeting international people, have many overseas friends and often find guiding a mutual learning opportunity.

I live in the city center and can meet you at central hotels or a convenient landmark for walking tours tailored to your own schedule and needs or interests. My Edinburgh driving tours are a very good way to orientate yourself and see highlights to explore later at your own pace. Edinburgh is surrounded by lovely countryside with so many interesting places that I love taking people to visit.

A Recent Review of this guide

We spent a very pleasant full day with Toby. Driving plus walking was an ideal formula as it was cold and windy and this also allowed us to visit places outside of the city centre such as fascinating Craigmillar Castle. Toby is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about Edinburgh, its history and its architectural beauties. He offered us glimpses into secret corners of the city, made every stone and brick come alive with his stories, and was always happy to answer our questions. A top class guide!
Jennifer Hubbet

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Credentials

I was brought up rambling round ancient castles and listening to stories of old. I have lived in Edinburgh all my life and know virtually every corner of it. I am a qualified tour guide and used to guiding in historic houses. I was often previously asked to lead tours in Edinburgh. I have taken many specialist courses on art, history and architecture related subjects in addition to four different university degrees. More importantly, I am eager to share these interests and show people fascinating places.

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Full Day Edinburgh Private Walking Tour

Learn the history, highlights and hidden treasures of this historic,...

238 USD per tour

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Edinburgh City Highlights Day Driving,...

Half day Edinburgh tour for visitors with limited time.

313 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

4 hours

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Medieval Abbeys in beautiful countryside,...

Gothic ruins and much more in the stunning Scottish Borders.

501 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

8 hours

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Cruise ship private tour. Shore Excursion,...

Edinburgh City and Surrounding area full day custom tour

689 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

8 hours

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Rosslyn Chapel, Castles, Country houses,,...

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Medieval history and Masonic mysteries in the beautiful Borders countryside.

501 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

8 hours

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Edinburgh, Countryside, Castles and Distillery,...

Edinburgh City followed by countryside tour. A sense of the real Scotland,...

501 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

8 hours

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Scottish Highland Taster from Edinburgh

Castles, lochs, and beautiful scenery with optional distillery visit

501 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

9 hours

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Custom tour to suit client private driving,...

Stirling, Highlands, Hadrians Wall, St Andrews. Trips to Skye, Mull,,...

501 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

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Day trip round central Scotland. Glasgow,,...

Three cities. Lochs, countryside, catherdals and castles. Available,...

564 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

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Full Glasgow both Driving and Walking,...

Architectural driving and walking tour with a private guide. Appox.,...

439 USD per tour

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Falconry in Scottish Countryside Private,...

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The sport of kings in an idyllic setting with a private local guide

439 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

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Edinburgh to St Andrews scenic private,...

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Ancient abbey, university and golf via picturesque fishing towns.

501 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

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