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A Royal Mile Walk in the Spirit of Burns and Stevenson

Serenity Scotland Ltd t/a A Walk in Edinburgh

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Did you know that Edinburgh was once home to some of history’s most notable writers? Come learn about literary icons Robert Burns and Robert Louis Stevenson amidst the inspiring backdrop of Edinburgh’s old city! 

Join actors Peter Berry and John Shedden in the spirit of Burns and Stevenson as they perform and illuminate, with humorous interplay, many of the famous works of two of Scotland's greatest writers!

About This Deal

Enjoy a tour in the delightful surroundings of the historic Royal Mile. Starting at the front of the Canongate Kirk, this engaging ninety-minute enacted walk starts with a saunter through the Canongate graveyard, bringing to life some of the characters buried therein including Robert Burns' and Stevenson's muse, Robert Fergusson, and Burns' unrequited love, Clarinda. The tour then winds its way up the old High Street (even including some places of quietude on the Mile!), taking in the wee closes such as Anchor Close (home of a notorious drinking club that Burns frequented, the ‘Crochallan Fencibles’). Next, experience Burns and Stevenson discussing 'Holy Willie's Prayer' by St. Giles Cathedral before being enraptured by delightful excerpts from Robert Louis Stevenson's 'Kidnapped'. This tour culminates in a cultural epiphany of both men's work in the light of the Writers' Museum at Lady Stairs Close in Lawnmarket.

Please note, this tour does involve 90 minutes walking and standing, and some steps are necessary.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Availability for shows cannot be checked without making a booking. Credit cards will only be charged upon confirmation of show availability
  • Local taxes

  • Gratuities

Departure Point
Canongate Kirk (Church) on the Royal Mile

Departure Time
2:30 PM

1 hour 30 minutes

Return Details
Tour ends at the Writer's Museum, Lady Stairs House, Lady Stairs Close, Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2PA

Voucher Info
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Fine Print

14-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operator's terms and conditions for this offer here.