You can also create your own selfguided walk to visit the city attractions which interest you the most. On this tour you will enjoy some of the best of edinburghs sights while learning what life i. A twohour guided tour of the hidden edinburgh frequented by novelist ian rankins fictional detective, john rebus. It can be, at least, if you arrive at the castle among a convoy of tour groups.
This is especially true in the citys old town, where narrow passages and alleys or in the local vernacular closes pronounced clo zes and vennels run off both sides of the main street, like ribs from a spine. He has been an actor since 1971 and is now the director of serendipity productions. Two good friends of mine recently visited edinburgh. And then theres the trainspotting walking tour that claims, to guide you safely through the landscape of irvine welshs masterpiece trainspotting. Where and when doctor who cardiff castle and city walking tour, saturdays at 2pm until oct 29. 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 craggs, before reaching the. To the rest of us mortals, his tour was boring, lacked focus and failed to deliver on most of the sites and insights promised. By exploring the city with a guide, youll be able to stop looking at a map and focus on enjoying the sites around you. Actor, historian and rebus expert, colin is the only personally ian rankinapproved guide to show visitors rebuss edinburgh. Ghost and gore walking tour of edinburgh edinburgh has a gruesome history, and this 80minute earlyevening tour is a chance to learn some of the more ghoulish stories in a lighthearted way. Ok we require some information from you, such as your name and email address, in order to make bookings and fulfill your service requests via the platform. Edinburgh sightseeing bus tour in a glass roofed, convertible 16 seater coach. Its also an informative and easytouse guide to the city itself, so that you dont need to be a fan of ian rankin to really enjoy this app.
I guess anywhere you live so long, it becomes part of your dna. We limit the tour to 10 guests so everyone is involved, unlike tours of 30, 40 or more. It richly deserves its status as a unesco city of literature. Rebus tours edinburgh colin, our tour guide and owner of the company is clearly brilliant, at least in his own humble opinion. There are four walking tours included which hit 30 key edinburgh locations, each relevant to ians novels and characters, particularly inspector rebus and malcolm fox. The best way to follow in the footsteps of edinburghs most celebrated detective is by taking one of the rebus guided walks operated by rebustours also linked from this page. Dr alison duncan, who is a professional historian and edinburgh expert. Rebus walking tour of edinburgh books and arts abc. Rebus tours edinburgh, scotland activities lonely planet. Edinburgh bus tours is the second most visited paid for attraction in scotland and has earned 5 stars in visit scotlands quality assurance scheme. As well as visiting some of the sites included in rankins books, colin includes some historical background to edinburgh. This walking tour of edinburgh is a great choice for firsttime visitors who want to get their bearings of the city and learn more about its history. Edinburgh walking routes the best walking routes in. English language audio guide describing edinburgh from a locals perspective.
Yet crime writing is now also a major attraction to the city. It is available as free download from and can be easily modified to your needs and interests. For this selfguided walking tour of edinburgh, youll start your stroll in this stunning location. These twohour walking tours introduce you to the world of rebus and show you a variety of historic and rebusrelated locations not normally part of the conventional. For the visitor this must surely be the best tour available. Edinburgh bus tours bus tours are a great way to get an overall feel for the city and with a super range of tours on offer. Launched in 2000, the tours have attracted rebus fans old and new from all over the world on a discovery of the alternative side to edinburgh that lies behind the normal tourist haunts. I have been involved in many different spheres of scottish guiding from city tours of edinburgh,to extended tours around scotland varying from three to ten days.
This guided walk with our unique guides, stuart usher or his son, richard usher, will entertain and enthral you. Visit some of the key locations found in ians writing and walk in the steps of rebus as he investigates crimes amongst the streets of his home city. That said, ive always wanted to go on rebus walking tour as i am a huge fan of ian rankin. Selfguided walking tours to explore edinburgh, scotland follow these 19 expertdesigned selfguided walking tours to explore edinburgh, scotland on foot at your own pace. On my last visit i counted at least half a dozen, or more, rebusthemed edinburgh tours. A fan of the books who was also a walkingtour guide asked if id mind him starting up a company called. You hop aboard our edinburgh bus tour at waterloo place in central edinburgh. Colins two hour tour helps to put the rebus novels in context. This selfguided walking tour is the ideal choice for the traveller that wants to manage their own time. Rebus tours run every saturday at noon, no minimum size. Ive also taken at least one mercat tour and enjoyed it. Scotland edinburgh walking tours scottish rugby tours.
Weve done our best to arrange a walking tour which includes many of the main locations within edinburghs rich filmic legacy. Its where the fictional detective spends an inordinate amount of time so its there we meet for a late liquid lunch. Walking tours in edinbourgh rick steves travel forum. Any tour of rebus s edinburgh has to start in the oxford bar on young street. Find over 10,459 of the best walking routes in edinburgh. Walking tours in edinburgh because edinburgh is a relatively compact city, walking is actually the best way to see most of it. This tour features 50 of the best attractions in edinburgh and includes an illustrated map of the city. For those of you unaware, edinburgh was home for almost 10 years.
We decided to do the tour because it was a nice day and one of our party was an ian rankin fan. By my count, we visited only 3 locations mentioned in the rankin novels. Mar 24, 2014 about rebus walking tours your guide colin was born in edinburgh and lives in leith. For john rebus, the misanthropic hero of ian rankins. A skim through edinburghs literary past and present edinburgh is poetry where london is prose. A guided walking tour visiting the sites and haunts of edinburghs literary legends. Rebustours is the official site for the acclaimed walking tours of edinburgh based on the bestselling inspector rebus books by ian rankin. Rankins edinburgh with our interactive map you can explore ian rankins edinburgh from anywhere in the world. Acclaimed walking tours of edinburgh based on the best selling inspector rebus books by ian rankin. Walking in the steps of ian rankins famous inspector rebus. Edinburgh walking tours, edinburgh, united kingdom. Rankins edinburgh with our interactive map you can explore ian rankin s edinburgh from anywhere in the world. Starting in the rebus pub the royal oak, this two hour walking tour features the fascinating royal high school and ancient medical district, the historic flodden wall, the grey carnegie housing scheme and a stunning view of the imposing salisbury crags, before reaching the. So it is pretty easy to walk around edinburgh on your own.
Rebus tours edinburgh i am a big fan of the rebus books, and having never been to edinburgh before, i decided a walking tour would be good. The series has also spawned a walking tour of the characters popular haunts around the city of edinburgh. For the resident, the edinburgh book lovers tour is a masterclass in presenting our city to visitors. Rebus tours edinburgh all you need to know before you. As i pick my way towards the writers museum i cant help wondering if allan foster hasnt rather overdone things in the modesty department. Also we are delighted to introduce a new guide who will take occasional group tours.
He runs several other tours as well, mainly for small groups, with a variety of themes or even customized. Its been the perfect backdrop and setting for a diverse range of film and tv productions from one day, to burke and hare, to trainspotting, case histories, rebus and hallam foe. Producer fiona croall was in scotland recently and took the tour, as well a catching up. I studied languages at university and have always enjoyed foreign travel and finding out about different countries. The tour of the backstreets away from the main tourist areas means that you go to places you wouldnt normally see. Ive met someone special here, the people are wonderful and the island is a beautiful. Hidden edinburgh rebus tours rebus tours, edinburgh. Some of these fans, if they visit edinburgh, go on an organised tour of rebuss city. Robert burns, sir walter scott, robert louis stevenson, sir arthur conan doyle, j. Colin was fantastic, really entertaining and so knowledge a really great tour not only was it about rebus also learnt a lot about the history of edinburgh. What could be better than taking in the sights than sitting high on the top of an open top bus to capture the best views. The guide, apart from knowing his rebuslore, is also a wealth of information on edinburgh and scottish history which made it worthwhile for the rest of us.613 1267 453 1152 1397 1432 520 118 939 791 1464 62 1306 1231 347 1360 950 1069 396 756 787 1107 115 1067 876 1389 1226 213 1451 772 1209 1449 167