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Edinburgh: Old Town Beer Walking Tour and Tasting

Product ID: 120247
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Discover how beer built Edinburgh’s skyline and bottom line over the last 800 years with pit stops along the way to enjoy tutored tastings of Scotland’s best beers.
About this activity
Duration 2.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Learn how Scotland became the largest exporter of bottled beer in the world
  • See the impact beer money had on the city's architecture
  • Taste great beers from across Scotland
  • Visit Edinburgh's best beer bars
Full description
Enjoy a unique walking tour of Edinburgh's historic Old Town tracing the history of the city through beer from the 1100's right through today's vibrant craft beer scene.

Setting off from the Royal Mile, you'll discover how Edinburgh grew to become the most important city in the world for brewing and how beer money shaped the city's development. You'll hear stories of rivalry, global expansion, politics, geography and science.

Along the way you'll stop at Edinburgh best beer bars for tutored tastings of Scotland's award winning beers. You'll also be introduced to the raw ingredients and science of brewing and the expert guides will help you discover flavours you'll love.

This tour is for history lovers or beer lovers who'd like to discover the authentic story of Edinburgh's development and experience the exciting local craft beer scene.

Tours are limited to 12 people so that your expert local guides can answer all your questions and help you discover your new favourite drink.

You'll be entertained, informed and refreshed!
Includes
  • Fully guided tour
  • Tutored tastings
  • Beer for tastings
  • Beer map of Edinburgh
  • Discounts at selected venues
What’s Not Included
  • Additional beer after tastings
  • Gratuities

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Outside City Chambers on the Royal Mile (253 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1YJ). Look for the yellow umbrella.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
Dietary requirements should be advised in advance (eg. gluten, vegan, nuts).

Beer can only be served to guests aged 18+.

Venues are required to check ID for anyone who appears under 25 years old.
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.8 / 5
based on 25 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.9/5
Organization
4.9/5
Value for money
4.7/5
Safety
4.9/5

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ScotBeer Tours

Product ID: 120247