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Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour

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Wonderful gem of history and literature

I learned about the tour from the billboard on Royal Mile Street, and since I'm a big reader I... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2018
Los Angeles, California
Can't Miss Tour in Edinburgh!

This is a MUST DO while in Edinburgh! Entertaining, funny and enlightening, my friend and I had a... read more

Reviewed 31 May 2018
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18-20 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2JU, Scotland
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+44 131 226 6665
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Reviewed 4 June 2018

I learned about the tour from the billboard on Royal Mile Street, and since I'm a big reader I decided to give it a try on a Saturday evening. I met the tour at the Beehive Inn bar and immediately was engaged into the characters...More

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Reviewed 31 May 2018

This is a MUST DO while in Edinburgh! Entertaining, funny and enlightening, my friend and I had a fantastic evening with our lovely guides and would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a good time. This is an engaging theatrical experience bringing history and...More

Thank Richard G
Reviewed 19 May 2018

A very agreeable two-hour walk with a couple of stops for beer. Paul and Hazel created opposing critical characters arguing whether Edinburgh's literary scene was really high literary art of just the ramblings of uneducated everymen. I think we can conclude both. Entertaining script but...More

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Reviewed 4 May 2018

Despite the blustery weather, my wife and I bundled up last night and headed out to The Beehive for the Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour. Good decision! Our hosts, Paul and Hazel, provided an entertaining look at the greats of Scottish literature as we tippled our...More

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Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

I booked this tour for Saturday night and I am so glad I did. Informative and funny. Needs to be added as a must for a visit to Edinburgh.

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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

I booked this so far in advance that I couldn’t really remember what it was - I knew there would be literature and alcohol and that was it. When I realized there would be actors, I got a bit nervous. In the end, the acting...More

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Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

Met our tour guide actors Ross and Dave at the Beehive Inn in Grassmarket. This tour covered so much history regarding writers, had high and low brow comedy, had performances including poetic monologues from the actors and was entertaining. Ross and Dave were engaging, knowledgable...More

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Reviewed 26 April 2018

This tour should be shown as Activity Level Vigorous We were in a group of 8 friends. Two people were 65+. Six of us were 72-80 years old. The tour started on the third floor - we had to climb up 3 floors. When we...More

Thank Vera H
Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

I booked this randomly on the day of the tour and was so glad I did. It is an excellent way to be taken around a few pubs with some great entertainment. We arrived early at the Beehive. There was football on so the pub...More

1  Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Our guides Gary & Riley were fantastic! We decided kind of last minute to do this tour and purchased tickets quickly & easily online. When we arrived we were greeted by a friendly face outside and directed inside of the first pub. I recommend getting...More

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19 February 2017|
Response from Dewi J |
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.