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Rebus Tours is the official site for the acclaimed walking tours of Edinburgh based on the best-selling Inspector Rebus books by Ian Rankin. Since their launch in 2000, the tours have attracted Rebus fans old and new from all over the world on a discovery of the “alternative” side to Edinburgh that lies behind the normal tourist haunts. Informed personal guiding and selected readings from the Rebus novels - in many of the locations featured in the books - bring Edinburgh alive for both the die hard Ian Rankin fan and those new to the world of Inspector Rebus

Tips for Visitors to Edinburgh

Visit a sporting event. Details can be found on the back pages of the local newspapers, or a ask a local when and where the next soccer, rugby or indoor sporting activity is taking place. This will allow you to see the Scots at their most passionate, garrulous and demonstrative. Be sure to wear neutral colours.   Travel by bus.[…]
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I set out to write novels which would explore contemporary Edinburgh and take the reader into the City's secret heart, where few tourists go. Colin Brown consolidates this with his entertaining and knowledgeable walking tours - and you're never more than fifty yards from a pub, so Rebus himself would doubtless approve.

~Ian Rankin, Edinburgh