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Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour

18-20 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2JU, Scotland
+44 131 226 6665
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This tour came highly recommended by a friend but we thought it was just so-so. To be honest, we... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Huntersville, North Carolina
Lots of fun

A brilliant evening passed with the Literary Pub Tour. Learnt and laughed in equal measure. Thank... read more

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18-20 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2JU, Scotland
Old Town
+44 131 226 6665

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Reviewed 3 days ago

This tour came highly recommended by a friend but we thought it was just so-so. To be honest, we had a hard time understanding some of the acting because of the Scotch accent. We probably would have enjoyed it more if it was just a...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A brilliant evening passed with the Literary Pub Tour. Learnt and laughed in equal measure. Thank you both for a wonderful evening.

Thank BeckyWattoP
Reviewed 6 days ago

This tour is very well presented by the two tour guides who give an excellent and humorous chronicle of the lives of some of Scotland's most famous and lesser known literary figures . The stops at the pubs are very interesting and lubricating (you buy...More

Thank Moamamike
Reviewed 1 week ago

Novel concept, nicely done. I had a wonderful time here. The guides were knowledgeable and very friendly. The tour was nice, but the only thing is that the pubs and the walking/history are not related at all. I thought it would take us to pubs...More

Thank Anmol D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was an incredibly fun activity! The actors combine history of important Scottish literary figures and take you to their hangouts while describing the importance of the surroundings on their works. You never are forced to drink at the Forward pub stops, but they also...More

Thank Surfr5
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As a British literature teacher in the US, I was so excited about this tour. I was not disappointed. It began at 730 pm and ran about 2 hours. We stopped at four locations, with time to grab a seat, a drink, and to listen...More

Thank jordiepoo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very entertaining tour- a great way to learn about the history of a place with contrasting views and excellent scenery

Thank Kelly O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on this tour because it met directly in front of our hotel, the Apex Grassmarket. It was great fun for the four of us, my two daughters and son-in-law. The two leaders of the tour, Gregor and Dave were funny and informative. They...More

Thank W5877SGbrians
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The tour guide was informative and funny Mark and The female co star (sorry forgot the name)were great! They complimented each other to give a funny and interesting guide of Scottish literature specifically Edinburgh. From Robert Burns, Walter Scott and J K Rowling. I'm a...More

Thank James R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As the above title suggests I enjoyed this night out. Two very accomplished actors worked off their script & the audience with great aplomb. This was particularly noteworthy as the group/audience had swollen to 50 odd with the addition of a group of American students...More

Thank Jack O
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 Dewi J |
Mainly Burns, Scott and Stevenson with a few others mentioned briefly.
16 September 2016|
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Response from ELPT_Management | Property representative |
Less than 1 mile with a few stops covering 2 hours.