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Literary Pub Tours in Edinburgh

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Address: 97b West Row, Edinburgh EH1 2JP
Operated by: Edinburgh Literary Pub Tours
Tour times: May to September: daily 7.30 pm
January - March: Friday and Sunday: 7.30pm
April and October: Thurs – Sun 7.30 pm 
November to December: Friday 7.30 pm
Tours start from the Beehive Inn on the Grassmarket.
Admission: £14 for the tour (£12 if bought online). Drinks in the pubs are not included.
Tickets can be bought online at their website or at the Beehive Inn on the Grassmarket
Parking: At Castle Terrace Car Park
Languages: English only!
Accessibility: Limited: a lot of walking around Edinburgh town centre with uneven cobbles and steep hills
Toilets: Yes, in the pubs
Shop: No
Cafe/Restaurant: All pubs do food, you can go back to any of the pubs visited for dinner after the tour


The Literary Pub Tour is now an institution in Edinburgh and has been running since 1996. A couple of guides take you along the streets of Old Town and New Town to the pubs where Scotland's most famous writers used to have a pint and search for inspiration. Famous authors include Robert Burns, Muriel Spark, Sir Walter Scott, Robert Louis Stevenson and familiar names from the present day, such as Irvine Welsh of "Trainspotting" fame. 

This is a two-hour walking tour that involves a little drinking as well! Highly entertaining.

 

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