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Rebustours — Hidden Edinburgh (Rebustours)

By | Published on Wednesday 14 August 2013

Though it is the ultimate treat for the Inspector Rebus fan, Rebustours is not simply an opportunity to gush for two hours with fellow enthusiasts, but rather a celebration of the city that inspired Ian Rankin to create his beloved characters. With a gruff charm and a very dry sense of humour, tour guide Colin Brown keeps even those totally unfamiliar with the books riveted with his dramatic readings and interesting tidbits from Edinburgh’s history. Centred around the University of Edinburgh campus, the walking tour does not showcase the most famous or scenic parts of the city, but explores areas unknown to the average visitor. A necessary stop for the Rankin reader, Rebustours is an educational, eye-opening experience for all.

The Royal Oak, until 24 Aug, 12.00pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Elaine Teng]