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All reviews scottish literature beehive inn robert burns jolly judge cafe royal famous writers wonderful actors walter scott old town two hours a lot of fun great fun starting point royal mile author grassmarket performance
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
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
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
Ross and Caroline were absolutely hysterical. They were both warm and charming. They made small talk while walking around between each pub. Just enough time to grab a drink at each spot. A little chilly being outside for most of it - but overall well...More
As always literature goes very well with alcohol. Two actors, Garry & Riley, take you on a walk down Edinburgh’s histories of writers and the wee tipple. Brilliant fun, wonderful atmosphere and best ever way to learn scottish history. A trip to Edinburgh is not...More
Although we went in wintertime, and most of the tour was outside, we did not regret our decision to take this tour. The actors were lovely, the tales were interesting and there was ample time to relax and drink a few beers. I wouldn’t recommend...More
When do you get to have a drink in the very pub that Burns frequented?
Paul and Hazel did an excellent job of entertaining us and taking us through the literary history of Edinburgh. Burns, Scott and Stevenson. The weather did not cooperate with our...More
We had SUCH a great time on the Literary Pub Tour! From the start at the Beehive Inn, two trained actors take you from pub to pub "debating" how Scottish literary works were made (essentially drunk or not drunk!) It was accurate, hilarious, and well...More
Gary and Dave were brilliant! We had a really amazing time with them. Both of them were incredibly entertaining and friendly. I have been to dosens of city tours around Europe and this has certainly been the best. Very informative and fun, with fantastic sense...More
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
royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.