Breathes there a man,
with soul so dead,
who never to himself
“This is my own.
My native land”.
"It's my pleasure to recommend the Literary Edinburgh Pub Tour.
Every year I bring a group of 25-40 students and faculty to Edinburgh, and one required stop is the Literary Edinburgh Pub Tour. With a group this large, Morris Paton has always accommodated us and scheduled a private tour, with our favorite guides - Simon and Keith. The Pubs serve as a backdrop for the stories about Edinburgh’s poets and authors, both past and present.
Edinburgh is one of the highlights of our five weeks in the UK, and the Literary Edinburgh Pub Tour is certainly one of the most important parts of that trip.
I highly recommend the Literary Edinburgh Pub Tour for college students, graduate students, or any students of literature."
~ Paul Fiorelli, Xavier University, USA ~
"Our group of 20 German students enjoyed the private tour very much.
It was an entertaining experience which didn't only give us an interesting insight into Scottish literature but also provided the chance to enter a number of fascinating locations that otherwise we would have missed. Besides doing an extremely good job on performing the different roles, the two actors on our tour proved to be very spontaneous and helpful when we asked them to focus on a special author that our students had studied in class.
All in all, I can highly recommend the tour to all visitors of Edinburgh who have an interest in literature. And if they don't have at present, they will certainly have after this performance......"
~ Graf-Stauffenberg-Gymnasium Osnabrück, Germany ~
"In terms of the literary tour that our students went on, they absolutely loved it.
The actors were great and the students particularly liked how they introduced the various literary figures to them rather than assume a more complete preexisting knowledge. Each student said it's something that they absolutely would do again and would recommend to others regardless of their age."
~ Jason Chambers, University of Illinois, USA ~
"I take college students from Georgia every May to Scotland. And we always do the Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour.
The students consistently rank it as one of the top 3 things we do on the program. And as a historian, the tours make my job easier as they are well-researched and very educational. [Wish my own walking tours with the students in Scotland were as effective!] Keep up the good work!"
~ Dave Nelson, Bainbridge State College, USA ~
"The tour went very well, everyone was entertained and informed.
Both guides/performers were pleasant and engaging. I would highly recommend it to anyone traveling to Edinburgh."
~ Mark Waldron, Concordia University Chicago, USA ~