Friday, 5 March 2010

Literary Pubcrawl

Yes! It's back, now we got a date and a plan!

The Literary Pubcrawl of the UNESCO City of Literature which is Edinburgh will be on Tuesday the 23rd of March at 7.30pm. That is, it will be in perfect time to go to Bannermans straight after and finish of the night! (Or stay where the tour ends).

The tour takes approximately 2 hours, and will be done by the professional Edinburgh Literary Tours!

At £7 it is a real bargain (however do be aware that you will have to buy your own drinks)! And we will make sure that groups will not consist of too many people, so there should always be space for you :-)

Tickets will go on sale Monday 8th of March at 5-7pm (that is the same time as the Hiking sale), and will continue to sell (if not sold out Monday) all through the week at the ISC.

Here is what the guides themselves say:

Come along and wet your whistle on a guided walking tour around Edinburgh’s literary pubs via the sites and haunts of Robert Louis Stevenson, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, J.M. Barrie, Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott and others. Visit the birthplace of Sherlock Holmes and Long John Silver. Explore the lost world of literary Edinburgh, with a glass in your hand and a song in your heart, on a night to remember!

The Edinburgh Book Lovers' Tour & Literary Pub Crawl are led by Allan Foster, author of 'The Literary Traveller In Edinburgh' & 'The Literary Traveller In Scotland'.

"Edinburgh in the pissing rain is not an ideal place for a literary pub crawl. As sun-kissed Spanish girls chattering obliviously past in pristine Barbours, we wend our sodden way from clammy church to snug saloon, down alleys running like streams. But Edinburgh's literary past is so rich, and the story so well told, that nobody seemed to mind the weather. From John Gray's church to the medical school that conspired with Burke and Hare, a lot of history is packed into two hours. The pub stops might seem superfluous, but the chance to visit Stevenson's dodgy local without getting a kicking is worth any tourist's money." **** Three Weeks

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