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Ticket Type Price Fee Quantity
£14.00 + £0.95 booking fee
£14.00 £0.95

£12.00 + £0.88 booking fee
£12.00 £0.88

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Thanks for coming along!

Please don't forget:


1 – Meeting point

Please present this ticket to our ticketing agent outside The Beehive Inn, in The Grassmarket. If you can’t spot them easily or you’re in a dash - the tour starts promptly at 19.30pm from upstairs on the first floor of The Beehive. Just like the theatre, if you're not there after 7.30pm, the show must go on…

Printed online confirmation is not required, as long as you can supply proof of purchase via smartphone or tablet.


2 – Age restrictions

Scottish Licensing laws are very strict and actually quite non-European (sorry about that).

Under 18's are not allowed to enter pubs. They can still join the tour but won't be watching the segments performed inside pubs (first and last segments). Under 25 may be asked for ID so always carry yours if you are lucky enough to look under 25!


3 – Weather conditions

Bad weather is just about the right clothing. We run in hail, rain, wind or snow, please wear warm clothing and comfortable foot wear. However, under severe conditions, our actors might cancel the tour, and your online tickets will be refunded or transferred to another tour.

Please bear in mind that no refunds are issued for late arrivals or if you don't show up for the tour.

Tickets cancelled up to 4 weeks prior to the tour date will be issued a full refund. Any bookings cancelled less than 4 weeks prior to the date will be offered no refund, but you will be able to reschedule your tour date.


Take a moment to read some more informations on our tour:

4 - Before The Tour

For Student Concession, please present personal student card to ticketing person

Your ticket/supper is only valid for the tour you have booked. If you aren't able to attend your tour please advise us and we will attempt to place you on a later one, subject to availability


5 - During The Tour

Walking distances are easy. You can ask our ticketing person for more information

The tour is not suitable for people with accessibility problems, due to several steps along the way and inside the pubs

Please respect our actors when performing by not interrupting (unless they ask you to!). We also respectfully ask you to seek permission for all flash light photography, it can be distracting, but our actors are all professionally trained and quite amenable.

Drinking is not required (although it's recommended!) and drinks are not included in the ticket price


6 - After The Tour

Please feel free to rate us on Trip Advisor, it's a huge help to us in terms of keeping the project alive!

Got some good photos? Share them on our facebook page or send them to info@edinburghliterarypubtour.co.uk. We will credit you!

If you are part of a large group and wish to have dinner before or after the tour, please contact us with your booking request and we will provide you with our Supper Packages for Groups -


Any questions please direct your email to info@edinburghliterarypubtour.co.uk

Thanks for your support and wishing you a great tour!