Walking Talks about Edinburgh. Rebustours, one of Edinburgh’s most popular walking tours with past sell-out success, offer its visitors an insight into Scottish History, and Edinburgh as depicted in the acclaimed Rebus series by Ian Rankin.
Participants can expect atmospheric walks through Detective Inspector John Rebus’ Edinburgh, accompanied by readings from the novels. The Tours start and finish at The Royal Oak pub in Infirmary Street at 12 - 2p.m. every Saturday. It is not necessary to have read a Rebus book, as the tours feature the historic and cultural background to Edinburgh. The tours are led by actor and local historian Colin
Experience the dark and hidden world of Ian Rankins best selling Rebus novels and discover the history and mystery of the real location s with stunning views of some of Edinburgh's unexplored areas.
Your guide Colin Brown also offers two seperate tours "Walking with Scientists" and "McGonagall's Feat ".
Tours leave every Saturday at 12.00 leaving from the Royal Oak pub Infirmary Street.
"Secret Edinburgh" "Walking with Scientists" and "McGonagall's Feat "all are group only tours and can be atarranged at your convenience.
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. Readings from 'Standing in another man's grave', 'Even dogs in the wild' and 'Rather be the Devil' . There are other readings to present a rounded picture of old and new Edinburgh.
(Groups of 10 or more please contact timings which can be at your convenience )
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.
Walking with scientists A fascinating tour around the university district , focusing on the Scottish enlightenment and its Edinburgh based heroes and heroines.
McGonagall's Feat. A humerous and moving tour that explores and explain the life of the Worlds Worst poet- William McGonagall. Readings included.
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Rebustours are the only Officially Sanctioned walking talks since 2000.
Where is the City Mortuary and who are Gates and Curt?
How are Hogg’s “Justified Sinner” and Rankin’s “Dead Souls” linked with Salisbury Crags?
Which school did Sir Walter Scott attend and who are in his debt?
When and where was the Flodden Wall built?
Where is St. Leonards Police Station?
Ian Rankin refers to Rebustours on his official website.
Rebustours have sold-out at the Fringe for the past 12 consecutive years.
Please take advantage of our 2 for 1 offer. Please quote when booking a tour.