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Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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The award winning Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour was the first literary tour to be launched in Edinburgh in 1996! Why is it regarded by many as a pioneer in its field and a Must-See cultural attraction in guide books throughout the world - standing out from all the rest.......? Performed by professional actors and not academics or tour guides reciting from books. It represents great value for money and has a very high entertainment factor!

Join the intrepid duo, Clart ( as in muck!) and our clean-hankied intellectual Mcbrain, who will lead you on a brilliant and witty dramatic romp through the wynds, courtyards and pubs of Edinburgh's Old and New Town. A Hilarious duel of wits across three hundred years of great writing and colourful characters.
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JaLaw76 wrote a review Jan 2020
Menangle, Australia44 contributions31 helpful votes
The wife and I attended this tour whilst on a recent trip to the city. Value for money was great and you are guaranteed an entertaining evening with a few beers along the way. Highly recommended to people 18+
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Date of experience: January 2020
1 Helpful vote
Eve Taylor-Mungai wrote a review Dec 2019
7 contributions16 helpful votes
Ferges and Madeline gave such an amazing tour of the literary sites of Edinburgh! So much knowledge, laughs, and alcohol! I learnt so much, and both my boyfriend and I will remember this trip for a long time. Thank you very much!!
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2 Helpful votes
Ashley M wrote a review Dec 2019
Glasgow, United Kingdom1 contribution
Loved this local walking tour I first heard about from Rick Steves, and I highly recommend it. It was fun and interesting to learn about local literary members.
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Date of experience: December 2019
pjdtrip wrote a review Dec 2019
Geneva, Switzerland12 contributions28 helpful votes
Had a really fun night doing the literary pub tour in November. Learned and laughed alot. Paul and Hazel were stars and knew their stuff. They were so helpful and made sure we had a really fantastic night touring the pubs of Edinburgh and being educated in the local history. Don't miss this and be prepared to be entertained and educated at the same time. Make sure you get Paul and Hazel though since they are a class double act.
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Date of experience: November 2019
1 Helpful vote
Robert Petrocelli wrote a review Dec 2019
Los Angeles, California28 contributions32 helpful votes
First of all, this was my wife's idea to go on this tour. I went along simply because (1) the tour involved alchohol, and (2) my wife generally gets what she wants. This is an excellent way to spend a summer evening. We got great weather, great drinks, and the two performers were hilarious. I learned about Scottish literature, got to hear Gaelic being spoken, and got drunk. HIGHLY recommended!
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Date of experience: August 2019
4 Helpful votes