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Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour

18-20 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2JU, Scotland
+44 131 226 6665
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Wonderful Tour Hosts on a Rainy Night!

When do you get to have a drink in the very pub that Burns frequented? Paul and Hazel did an... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Dawn S
Regina, Canada
Super fun evening!!

We had SUCH a great time on the Literary Pub Tour! From the start at the Beehive Inn, two trained... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2017
Seattle, Washington
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18-20 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2JU, Scotland
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+44 131 226 6665

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Dawn S
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

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

Thank puck2648
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Karinadelcheva1234
Reviewed 20 September 2017

We had a terrific time on our last night in Edinburgh walking through the city hearing tales of the great Scottish literary figures.

Thank mcateesphar13
Reviewed 10 September 2017

It was our first night in Edinburgh, and we needed help to find the starting point at the Beehive Inn in the Grassmarket. During the Pub tour we were introduced to several short-cuts and back ways to get from the Old Town to the High...More

Thank madmadeleine
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Had a great time on this tour and learned a lot about Scottish writers. We started in the upstairs room of the Beehive inn and stopped by two other pubs, Jolly Judge and Cafe Royal. The two guides were entertaining and answered a lot of...More

Thank GlorifiedPlumber
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

A well presented, humorous, informative evening. Mark and Caroline were an excellent team, and we left very thankful for having attended.

Thank Simon H
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Fabulously entertaining literary tour of Edinburgh. I loved the stop at the Jolly Judge, a pub that I would have never seen. Be sure to try the real cider there. The actors have amazing voices. I am now inspired to catch up on my reading...More

Thank Kay Y
Reviewed 21 August 2017

This tour really needs to give thanks to Rick Steves because I think 80% of the people on the tour with us got wind of it via RS show and or travel book. In any case, this was an entertaining evening for sure. I appreciated...More

Thank hulagirl98
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

The tour was both interesting and fun and the tour guides were very entertaining. Fun way to spend an evening!

Thank Debbie M
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place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
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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.