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Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour

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Midlothian, United Kingdom
Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English


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By professional actors
Alcoholic Beverages

Departure Point

18-20 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2JU, UK

Departure Time

7:30 PM

Return Details

19 W Register St, Edinburgh EH2 2AA, UK
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour

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  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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What is the maximum group size during Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour?
This activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers.

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323 Reviews

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No one turned up
, Jul 2021
The tour didnt take place, we got to the meeting point. And after waiting for over 10 minutes, I called them and didnt pick up. I then called Viator and the lady spoke directly to the company. The company then tried to contact me and told us that the the tour didnt happen because the actors didnt turn up and they would refund the money. As it is the weekend I cannot confirm if the money has been refunded yet. This was upsetting as we are only visiting for a couple of days and we struggle to find places where we could have a drink as you are expected to prebook
Scam, Avoid!
, Jul 2021
This tour is a scam! When we went to the meeting place we learned that it hasn't taken place for more than a year. I cannot believe that the tickets are still sold here!
Lovely literary tour that fizzled out
, Nov 2019
The tour started off brilliantly at the beehive in the grassmarket. The two actors playing there parts with fun. The group of 40 people was too great and a limit of 30 should be set. (They have had over 60 on the tour) the two hour tour took more than three hours with time in pubs wasted because of too many people waiting to be served. The final bar (where we stayed for nearly an hour) had no tour elements because there private room was in use and the final session then lasted only 10 minutes after the one hour wait only 30 yards away. The actors, who had been excellent earlier seemed to lose the plot and forget their lines and the tour just fizzled out.
Fun times
, Oct 2019
The whole thing was very nicely staged. Our hosts were spot on with their lines and the venues we went to were places I would not have thought to go. I highly recommend taking this tour to get a quick history of Edinburgh's literary history amidst the backdrop of the city itself. I'm sorry not to remember one of our hosts' names but Fergus, the Scot comes to mind.
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