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Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour

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18-20 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2JU, Scotland
Old Town
+44 131 226 6665
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All reviews scottish literature beehive inn robert burns jolly judge famous writers walter scott old town two hours a lot of fun great fun royal mile actors author grassmarket performance stevens script
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our guides were fantastic as they brought to life Burns, Scott, RLS, and others. It was a great night out on the town as we went from pub to pub. Finally, we closed with a quiz. Lots of fun.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 20 January 2019 via mobile

Wow. Good times. John and Dave were both informative and entertaining! Their performances were enthusiastic and intriguing but also they were friendly and personable between skits! Good for both drinkers and non-drinkers alike. You don’t need to know anything about books to do this but...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Madeline R
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Ullaelisa
Reviewed 13 October 2018 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.

Date of experience: October 2018
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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.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank leichtmanmb
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

Date of experience: September 2018
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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

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank CathT463
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

Date of experience: September 2018
1  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

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Karen W
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

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Iain S
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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.