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Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour
Ranked #73 of 250 Tours in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 8 July 2018

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. By the time we reached the third pub, it was cold and a bit windy. We were ready for the tour to end rather than sit around while only a few people imbibed. After more than 2.5 hours, we left when the information ended rather than go to yet a fourth pub to just hang out. The tour would be more enjoyable if it were shorter. Perhaps include only two pubs. We didn't need to be walking around Edinburgh just to say that we had, then have to find our way back to our hotel.

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Reviewed 6 July 2018

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 in a few key pubs. They were able to answer questions about the literature and the city. This is a great way to see a part of the city that takes visitors from Old Town to New Town, from past to present. Not too strenuous at all! Bring a jacket - it gets chilly as the sun starts to go down.

Thank JC L
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Reviewed 3 July 2018

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

Thank David S
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Reviewed 2 July 2018

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
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Reviewed 2 July 2018

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

Thank Staesha R
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