Edinburgh Beer Tasting & History Tour
Our unique, 3 hour walking tour of Edinburgh combines the cities rich history and indulges in its vibrant present through beer tasting.
The tour is split into two sections, the first half uncovers the intriguing tales of the Edinburgh Old Town, as we delve into the darker side of history from executed citizens to the ancient city walls, and even the enigmatic world of grave robbers. Wander the iconic Royal Mile and soak in the captivating stories that have shaped this city. The second part of our journey arrives at the renowned Bellfield Brewery, where the main event awaits: an exclusive Edinburgh beer tasting and brewery tour.
What We Will Do
The tour will start at the National Library of Scotland where we will wander down Victoria Street with our cameras at the ready to capture “Edinburgh’s most beautiful street”. We will then find ourselves in the heart of the old town, the Grassmarket where we will explore the gruesome history of public executions. Before making our way to one of the most incredible viewpoints of the Edinburgh Castle. Here we will discuss what life used to look like inside of the Flodden wall.
We will then navigate through the old town streets to arguably the most haunted graveyard in the UK, Greyfriars Kirkyard. Set amidst the atmospheric gravestones and mausoleums we will firstly meet Greyfriars Bobby, the loyal dog who stole the hearts of the nation. On the way out of the graveyard we revisit the realm of dark tales this time featuring the notorious Burke and Hare, and the Covenantor’s Prison.
Making our way towards the brewery via the Royal Mile we will stop at Paisley Close, Morocco land and the Holyrood Palace to here the tales of Joesph McIvor, Andrew Gray and Bonnie Prince Charlie.
Arriving at Bellfield Brewery you will now be in the hands of the best brewers in the game! The team will seamlessly transport you through time to explore the brewery’s humble origins. Venture behind the scenes into the brewhouse itself, gaining an immersive understanding of the captivating brewing process and the cutting-edge equipment that brings it to life.
After the tour you will join a beer tasting session where the magic begins! Immerse yourself in the artistry as you savor 4 exquisite beers. Let a dedicated team member lead you through the intricate nuances of malts, hops, and other premium ingredients that define these brews. It’s worth noting that all of Bellfield’s craft beers are not only delicious but also proudly gluten-free and vegan-friendly.
Book your spot now and treat yourself to an unforgettable experience that marries Edinburgh’s captivating history with its flavourful present. This tour is available on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. For more information send me an email! To check out our awesome reviews check out our page on AirBnB.
To book this tour please contact me via my email: [email protected] or mobile: +447548132617.
Start – Meet outside of the National Library of Scotland on George IV Bridge, EH1 1EW
Terms and Conditions
These terms and conditions, together with any other written information brought to your attention before we confirm your booking, shall form the basis of your contract with Rob Carr Tours. Please read these terms and conditions thoroughly and if you have any further questions contact us immediately.
Bookings can be made via our website at www.robcarrtours.co.uk, by telephone, by email, or via OTAs such as AirBnB Experiences or Indie Travel. Our online booking system can process payments via Stripe, PayPal and we are also able to take direct bank transfer. We will not issue your booking confirmation until the payment has been processed. For all walking tours full payment will be required at the time of booking (unless agreed otherwise). Note that we cannot be held responsible if any tour in which you are interested in becomes fully booked or unavailable prior to full payment being received from you.
Cancellation by You
If you wish to cancel or make any amendments to the tour, please notify us immediately in writing as cancellation charges may apply. Note the date the written communication is sent will be the effective date of cancellation. In the event of cancellation by you, cancellation charges may be payable, as set out below.
For walking tours with a set itinerary, which are available for booking on scheduled dates from scheduled departure points, the following cancellation charges shall apply (depending on the effective date of cancellation):-
- cancellation more than 7 days before the tour departure: 100% refund of the tour price;
- cancellation less than 7 days before the tour departure: 100% charge of the tour price;
- in the event of a ‘no show’ you will be charged 100% of the tour price.
Cancellation by us
Rob Carr Tours reserves the right to cancel tours which experience unavoidable and unanticipated circumstances beyond our control. If we cancel then we will always refund the total amount received from the customer.
Change to itinerary
The itinerary must be taken as an indication of what each Group should accomplish and not as a contractual obligation on the part of Rob Carr Tours. Any changes in itinerary may be caused by local political conditions, delays, mechanical breakdown, weather, border restrictions, sickness or other unforeseeable circumstances. It is a fundamental condition when booking the tour described that you accept flexibility of the itinerary and acknowledge that delays and alterations with resulting consequences, comfort or disappointments are possible.
There is no travel insurance cover provided as part any of the products sold by Rob Carr Tours. We do not accept responsibility for lost personal possessions and/or luggage on any point of the tour as well as any additional expenses experienced through delays, sickness, weather or other grounds out with our control. Additionally, we strongly recommend to purchase a travel insurance policy covering personal possessions, medical, travel, cancellation etc.