Experience the dark and hidden world of best selling Rebus novels by Ian Rankin and discover the history and mystery of the real locations, with stunning views of some of Edinburghs unexplored areas.
Starting in the Rebus pub The Royal Oak, this two hour walking tour features the first Royal High School, the historic Flodden Wall, the grey Carnegie Housing Scheme and a stunning view of the imposing Salisbury Crags, before reaching the arresting St Leonards Police Station. The tour then sidles through busy Newington and into the bustling Meadows before arriving at the historic George Square, on to lively Middle Meadows Walk, along Forest Road and outside the impressive Sheriff Court in Chambers Street. Readings from 'Set in Darkness', 'Dead Souls' and 'Question of Blood' are augmented by other readings to present a rounded picture of old and new Edinburgh.
Starting in the Rebus Royal Oak pub, this two-hour walking tour presents the secret City Mortuary, the grim Cowgate and the dour Dumbiedykes, before ascending past the Poetry Library onto the High Street and into the fascinating Canongate Cemetery. A wander up the Royal Mile, with several intriguing stories of Edinburgh's former mysteries, is completed with a reading in/from 'Fleshmarket Close'. Other Rebus readings are used in order to show the darkness in this most ancient and modern of European capitals.