Knowledgeable, pleasant, entertaining, good sense of humour. A very satisfying and enjoyable day. Thank you, Hugh.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: And thank you John for your participation, with enthusiasm and knowledge, in my tour. Hope to see you again in Scotland Hugh
Thoroughly enjoyed Hugh's recounting of history and his gentle sense of humour (ask Hugh about the true story of Braveheart or Mary Queen of Scots). Hugh shared his love of this great city and made me wish that I had planned more than a day in Edinburgh.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Mary for being so attentive --it really helps! Hope to see you again in Scotland
Terry J.United States
Hugh is very knowledgeable and clearly his passion comes out during his tours.Partly because of weather and partly because we had been touring for 10 days prior we were a little worn out and there was too much information. My group wanted to shop and Hugh could be a little more flexible to accommodate this request. We could mostly understand what he was saying(85%) Recommend his services without hesitation. One suggestion, query group first thing on lunch needs/time; Depth of facts interest level
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your feedback which is very helpful. The question of shopping does come up from time to time, and is difficult to respond to on the day. Basically, we have set up a full day on history and heritage and there is no spare time to put in shopping. This is exacerbated by the very poor quality of tourist shops on the upper part of the Royal Mile. The main shopping areas are in the New Town some distance away. Nerer the less we will look into this again
Maureen PolkUnited States
Great tour: Hugh was very interesting; I really enjoyed my visit around Edinburgh. Looking forward to my next trip to Scotland with Hugh as my guide. Thanks again
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I thoroughly enjoyed our day together --and our discussions. Of course, I would be delighted to show you round another part of Scotland when you come back, As we say over here "Haste ye Back"
Shara WehuntUnited States
Bruce SiefkenUnited States
Hugh was fantastic. We all saw things that we never would have found on our own. Thank you Hugh you made our trip better then we could have hoped for.
Roxanne K.United States
Hugh was a very knowledgeable guide. He knows the nooks and crannies of the city which was fun to see with him. He was flexible and accommodating. Thanks for showing us around.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Roxanne for those kind words --the day was pretty wet in the morning and the Castle was very crowded but we made a great day of it --helped by your enthusiam! Hope we can meet up again on your next visit --on a sunny day perhaps
Randall HerringtonUnited States
Hugh was a fantastic guide. We felt we gained tremendous insight on the history of the Castle, the Royal Mile and a lot of gossipy items as well. Give Hugh a 10! As far as the tour value proposition, it is a bit steep. Taxi to/from was included, but Castle admission and lunch added £50.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: A great day out with the two of you. Your own interest and knowledge added so much to it and I do hope you come back to Scotland sometime and we meet up again Cheers Hugh
Sandra SamoleUnited States
Hugh was a fabulous guide. He arranged tickets for us, met us at the dock and from the moment we met him starting giving us very informative information. His manner was friendly and welcoming and is certainly a great representive for both Tours by Locals and Scotland. He is extremely knowledgeable and imparts his knowledge in a manner that is enjoyable and at times a bit entertaining. He made sure we were always comfortable, re: getting too tired or the weather. We highly recommend engaging him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Sandra, for your kind comments. It was great to spend teh day with the two of you and I hope to see you again sometime. I am sorry about the rain --so rare in Scotland! Cheers Hugh
Randy ChestnutUnited States
Hugh added context and "what life was like" to the information he shared with us. He provided details on certain Edinburgh luminaries not obtained from typical tour brochures. Our Edinburgh experience was enriched through Hugh's knowledge and storytelling. If you want to know Edinburgh history and it's people you must have Hugh guide you.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Randy --a great tour with yourself and the girls --hope to meet up with you all again
Marilyn B.United States
We spent several wonderful hours with Hugh. He was very accommodating in terms of having to shorten the tour because of our schedules, and we got to spend quality time at the Castle and the Royal Mile. His knowledge of books and history was really impressive, and we very much enjoyed hearing about Edinburgh's history and famous historical persons. A great day all around.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Marilyn I too had a great time --and that we all did is what makes a great tour. Haste ye back Hugh
Christopher SwickUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your kind comments, Chris and I do hope you come back to Scotland --there's a lot more to see! An dI enjoyed the company of the two of you. Cheers Hugh
Nancy B.United States
Five out of Five! Hugh was knowledgeable, humorous, and friendly. His insights included historical anecdotes, architectural details, and historical context. Book with him for a delightful tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Nancy. I enjoyed taking round such knowledgeable and interested travellers. Hope we meet again
Robert BohnerUnited States
Hugh was gracious giving his time, knowledge, experience, and personality to the guided tour. Even when posed with questions out of the norm Hugh had answers in both technically correct and easy to understand explanations. Not only did we get a history lesson of Edinburgh, but a geophysical explanation to the city. At the end of the tour, we left with a greater knowledge of Edinburgh.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Bob. I thoroughly enjoyed the day with you both, and my guiding always reflects that. I hope the shopping expedition went successfully too! Hope to see you again sometime Cheers Hugh
Fran GrambergUnited States
The 1st of 3 days our family spent with Hugh, wonderful ½ day orientation to Edinburgh & chance to get to know each other. We requested a tour of the castle, although it was a Saturday, Hugh was able to steer us around the lines and crowds, stopping with a narrative at key locations and time to wander on our own. Afterward we walked the Royal Mile, Closes, and other points of interest. Hugh was very responsive to our 'wish' list, filling in with places/stories that we would not have otherwise seen.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Fran I had a great time showing you all around, and it was great to see you all enjoying the trip. Hope to meet up with you all again Hugh