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Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour

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All reviews scottish literature beehive inn robert burns jolly judge cafe royal famous writers walter scott old town two hours a lot of fun great fun starting point royal mile actors author grassmarket performance
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow. Good times. John and Dave were both informative and entertaining! Their performances were enthusiastic and intriguing but also they were friendly and personable between skits! Good for both drinkers and non-drinkers alike. You don’t need to know anything about books to do this but...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Madeline R
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

2 actors took us through the lives of Burns, Scott and more Scottish authors while we visited a handfull pubs. Quite fun.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Ullaelisa
Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

This was not a typical walking tour. Educational? Yes, but so much more. The guides, Paul and Hazel, were excellent entertainers that brought the history to life. I highly recommend spending an evening with them.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 30, 2018

A terrific tour, Actors provide a terrific introduction to Edinburgh literary life that has an equal mix of information and entertainment.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 22, 2018

I did not enjoy this at all. Way too long and the performers had such thick Scottish accents I could not understand what they were staying throughout the performance. Also since our tickets were on a Saturday night the pubs were full and we had...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank gloliver3579
Reviewed September 22, 2018

This is a tour with a difference. You don't really have to any knowledge of books but its a fun way to gain some knowledge. The tour guides were fantastic. Whilst this is a fairly flat walking tour there was one section that was a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

A pleasant evening out with two actors who enjoy what they do and provide and interesting background to the history of Edinburgh particularly in relation to its poetic links. They clearly love what they were doing and cared about the people they were presenting to....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 14, 2018

Despite living relatively local to Edinburgh and traipsing up and down the Royal Mile on quite a few occasions, I must admit that I'd never really ventured down the closes so I was very pleasantly surprised with all the hidden gems just off the Royal...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 11, 2018

This was a fun way to spend an evening in the great city of Edinburgh. Pitched at just the right level it provided entertainment and information in equal measure. Our guides were husband and wife duo Paul and Hazel, who brought the characters to life...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Iain S
Reviewed August 5, 2018

We enjoyed ourselves so much on the Edinburgh Literary Pub (Walking) Tour! The cast for our evening was Alex (Mr. Clart) and David (Mr. McBrain). These gentleman were very engaging and entertaining. They also provided a lot of wonderful information about many of Edinburgh's famous...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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February 18, 2017|
Response from DaveDewiJ |
Mainly Burns, Scott and Stevenson with a few others mentioned briefly.
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Response from ELPT_Management | Property representative |
Less than 1 mile with a few stops covering 2 hours.