Ian Rankin’s series about the mercurial Detective Inspector John Rebus accounts for an estimated 10% of all crime book sales in the UK (as of 2015) and the books have been translated into 26 languages around the world. Experience the dark and hidden world of Ian Rankin’s best-selling Rebus novels and discover the history and mystery of the real locations, with stunning views of some of Edinburgh’s unexplored areas. 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 arresting Saint Leonard’s Police Station. The tour then sidles through the busy Newington district and on into the literary Drummond Street. Walter Scott, Arthur Conan Doyle and Robert Louis Stevenson are all investigated. Readings from Set in Darkness‚ Dead Souls and Exit Music are augmented by other readings to present a rounded picture of old and new Edinburgh.
Tour hosted by expert Guide
This tour will start/finish at Hilton Edinburgh Carlton
Tour will depart on foot at 14.30
Tour duration is approx. 2 Hours
Tour finishes at approx.16.30
Minimum participants: 10
Maximum participants: 20