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Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour

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Entertaining & educational!

Great way to hear about the history of writers in Edinburgh. Hosts were very entertaining and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Tamara B
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Pittsburgh, United States
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We enjoyed the actors, John Muir and Hazel, and the information they provided about Sir Walter... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
TravelinGal2010
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Boise, Idaho
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18-20 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2JU, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Great way to hear about the history of writers in Edinburgh. Hosts were very entertaining and informative, taking us to a couple of pubs that would not have otherwise been on my radar! Did not realize there would be some steep hills/stairs for my mom...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the actors, John Muir and Hazel, and the information they provided about Sir Walter Scott, Robbie Burns, Robert Louis Stevenson and other Scottish writers. Other than the first pub, the other three were not directly related to the writers; they were just pubs....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

John Muir and Hazel were awesome guides as they played fun characters that took us on a lovely, engaging tour of Scotland's literary history, and the context around the work of great Scottish writers. Super fun. Nice walk. Great pacing, with ample time to hangout...More

Thank JC L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lot of fun with our guides. Informative tour with great acting and great dialogue between the two.

Thank David S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

John and Alison(?) (Mr. Clart and Ms. Brain) were adorable foils for this Edinburgh evening out. Poetry and performance, and stops at three nice pubs for a pint was a great way to spend the first evening in Edinburgh. Highly recommended.

Thank Suzanne R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fun evening full of both the classic Scottish writers, and some modern ones, and of course some really great pubs.

Thank Staesha R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am no literary buff, in fact I was taking this tour to humour a friend of mine. But in the end I was completely hooked in and I am now quite tempted to read Ivanhoe along with other Scottish literary works that I will...More

Thank Rebecca H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I had a great time except...the large group that held the entire group back by buying bottles of champagne at each stop and we could not leave until they finished. Other than that it was great!

Thank Eileen H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great time with our literary tour guides, who led us both physically around Edinburgh (a great primer for us, brand-new to the city) and historically through Edinburgh's literary heroes. The actors (John and Riley) were both hilarious and entertaining and well-informed. They...More

Thank Sojourner6
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We looooved this tour!! So much good-natured fun, and a really great chance to see Edinburgh. Would recommend doing it on your first night in Edinburgh perhaps, so you can get a good feel for the city. Our actors (John and Riley) were fantastic -...More

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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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Mainly Burns, Scott and Stevenson with a few others mentioned briefly.
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Less than 1 mile with a few stops covering 2 hours.
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