Rebus Tours

Literary Tour

Rebus Tours, Edinburgh, City Of Edinburgh, EH1 1LT

    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.

    Hidden Edinburgh:

    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.

    Secret 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.
    4 Tour
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2015 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2015 - 31 Dec 2015


    • Smoking Restricted

    Special Requirements

    • Coach Parties Welcome
    • Groups Welcome


    • City Centre
    • City Location


    • Paid Parking within easy distance
    • Public Parking Nearby

    Public Transport Directions

    From the nearest information centre:- Most tours will depart from The Royal Oak Pub: Up the Bridges, second on the left (Infirmary Street) opposite Chambers Street.

    Please contact Rebus Tours to confirm departure point for your tour, and to receive more detailed directions where necessary.

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