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Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour


Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour
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18-20 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2JU, Scotland
Old Town
+44 131 226 6665
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 8 March 2008

The tour itself was a really magical experience. There were only seven of us on the tour along with the two actors who kept us entertained all night. The company was wonderful and we were lucky enough to be walking in an Edinburgh lit by...More

7  Thank Sally W
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 30 June 2011

Three of us waited at Beehive Inn until 8pm (told to be there before 7.30) on a beautiful clear Thursday evening and no guides showed up. We weren't only people disappointed - there were 12 other people waiting for the tour.

5  Thank DrCart
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All reviews scottish literature beehive inn robert burns cafe royal famous writers wonderful actors jolly judge walter scott old town a lot of fun two hours great fun starting point royal mile author grassmarket stories
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

2 actors took us through the lives of Burns, Scott and more Scottish authors while we visited a handfull pubs. Quite fun.

1  Thank Ullaelisa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was not a typical walking tour. Educational? Yes, but so much more. The guides, Paul and Hazel, were excellent entertainers that brought the history to life. I highly recommend spending an evening with them.

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Reviewed 30 September 2018

A terrific tour, Actors provide a terrific introduction to Edinburgh literary life that has an equal mix of information and entertainment.

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Reviewed 22 September 2018

I did not enjoy this at all. Way too long and the performers had such thick Scottish accents I could not understand what they were staying throughout the performance. Also since our tickets were on a Saturday night the pubs were full and we had...More

2  Thank gloliver3579
Reviewed 22 September 2018

This is a tour with a difference. You don't really have to any knowledge of books but its a fun way to gain some knowledge. The tour guides were fantastic. Whilst this is a fairly flat walking tour there was one section that was a...More

1  Thank Cath T
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

A pleasant evening out with two actors who enjoy what they do and provide and interesting background to the history of Edinburgh particularly in relation to its poetic links. They clearly love what they were doing and cared about the people they were presenting to....More

Thank helloAdelaide
Reviewed 14 September 2018

Despite living relatively local to Edinburgh and traipsing up and down the Royal Mile on quite a few occasions, I must admit that I'd never really ventured down the closes so I was very pleasantly surprised with all the hidden gems just off the Royal...More

Thank KWells2014
Reviewed 11 August 2018

This was a fun way to spend an evening in the great city of Edinburgh. Pitched at just the right level it provided entertainment and information in equal measure. Our guides were husband and wife duo Paul and Hazel, who brought the characters to life...More

1  Thank Iain S
Reviewed 5 August 2018

We enjoyed ourselves so much on the Edinburgh Literary Pub (Walking) Tour! The cast for our evening was Alex (Mr. Clart) and David (Mr. McBrain). These gentleman were very engaging and entertaining. They also provided a lot of wonderful information about many of Edinburgh's famous...More

Thank Sandi L
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

This was really the first thing we did after getting into town and I was so glad. Hazel and her husband(sorry his name escapes me) were amazing and knowledgable plus friendly. You'll not be disappointed!!

Thank Susanne B
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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its
labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers
that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal
Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
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19 February 2017|
Response from DaveDewiJ |
Mainly Burns, Scott and Stevenson with a few others mentioned briefly.
15 September 2016|
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Response from ELPT_Management | Property representative |
Less than 1 mile with a few stops covering 2 hours.