The Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour

Address The Scottish Literary Tour Trust, 5 Wellington Place, EDINBURGH EH6 7EQ, Scotland, UK

Telephone: +44 (0)800 169 7410


Explore 300 years of Scotland’s great writing through a witty and entertaining piece of theatre, following in the footsteps of writers from Burns and Scott, to Spark and Welsh. Tours are led by actors, who perform in and out of famous taverns and infamous literary pubs. Experience a true living sense of Edinburgh’s great literary history, with its streets and courtyards full of legend and poetry. Walking tours start at the Beehive Inn in the Grassmarket and follow a route through the streets of Old Edinburgh and into the New Town.

This multi-award winning tour was launched in 1996 as a pioneering project in Arts & Tourism. Presented as a dramatic duologue, a hilarious duel of wits ensues performed by professional actors across 300 years of great writing and colourful characters. Its success is probably due to it sticking to tried and tested “lines” albeit spiced up with a large dose of dramatic verve!As you visit ‘The Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour’, you may find interest in following listings . . .

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