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Private tour guide Toby

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 had a wonderful day with Toby Williams, our tour guide for Edinburgh. Toby is extremely knowledgeable about the city, easy to understand, and very accommodating. He connected well with my 19yo son, a history major, and was gracious and kind with my 7yo granddaughter, an active child. Lunch choice was excellent for us. The amount of time allotted to walking and riding on a cold winter day was perfect too. Thanks again, Toby, for a great Scotland experience.
Mary Kay Phillips

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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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Private tour guide Toby

Full Day Edinburgh Private Walking Tour

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

221 USD per tour

(for up to 8 people)

5 hours

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Edinburgh City Highlights Day Driving,...

Half day Edinburgh tour for visitors with limited time.

291 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

4 hours

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Cruise ship private tour. Shore Excursion,...

Edinburgh City and Surrounding area full day custom tour

640 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

8 hours

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Rosslyn Chapel, Castles, Melrose Abbey,...

Medieval history and Masonic mysteries in the beautiful Borders countryside.

524 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,...

465 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

465 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

9 hours

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

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

524 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

9 hours

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Full Glasgow both Driving and Walking,...

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

407 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

8 hours

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Falconry in Scottish Countryside Private,...

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

407 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

8 hours

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Edinburgh to St Andrews scenic private,...

Ancient abbey, university and golf via picturesque fishing towns.

465 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

9 hours

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