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The Reel Edinburgh Tour

13-29 Nicolson Street | Festival Theatre, Edinburgh EH8 9FT, Scotland
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Not just for movie buffs or tourists

This tour is a lighthearted, entertaining and informative way to learn new things about Edinburgh's... read more

Reviewed 21 March 2016
artisanpr
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Scottish Borders
Brilliant personalised tour on a Winter's afternoon

We read about this tour via Trip Advisor - we weren't disappointed! Having booked a week or so... read more

Reviewed 5 February 2016
eyupmikethetyke
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Bridlington, United Kingdom
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Join us on the first-ever walking tour of Edinburgh's cinematic past, present and future, encountering faithful dogs, idiosyncratic teachers, boy wizards and a host of other characters in a city that's a real-life movie set! Learn about Edinburgh’s surprising, sometimes unsung contribution to cinema, from "Greyfriars Bobby" to "Trainspotting" via the works of a certain Ms. Rowling!
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21 Mar 2016
“Not just for movie buffs or tourists”
5 Feb 2016
“Brilliant personalised tour on a Winter's afternoon”
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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13-29 Nicolson Street | Festival Theatre, Edinburgh EH8 9FT, Scotland
Southside & Holyrood
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Reviewed 21 March 2016

This tour is a lighthearted, entertaining and informative way to learn new things about Edinburgh's heritage and gain a better appreciation of the city. Although it has a film/movie theme no prior knowledge of Scottish/filmed in Scotland productions is needed and it is just as...More

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Reviewed 5 February 2016

We read about this tour via Trip Advisor - we weren't disappointed! Having booked a week or so before our visit and were pleasantly surprised to find that they could do a personalised tour for just the two of us if required (Sunday afternoon in...More

1  Thank eyupmikethetyke
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Reviewed 10 October 2015 via mobile

The tour was booked for a group of ten Edinburgh friends. The two hosts were in character from start to end and great fun, corny jokes just like the old movies. Great movie knowledge of not just Edinburgh based movies but background to actors, directors...More

Thank Angela H
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Reviewed 30 July 2015

I enjoyed this tour, lots of facts about films and a bit of humour! Took me to closes in Edinburgh that I hadn't been to before.

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Reviewed 27 July 2015

I enjoyed this tour. It was interesting, informative and different. My film buff friends will love it. The guides are well informed and nice.

Thank alocohc
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Reviewed 24 July 2015

Have done most of the edinburgh walking tours and wanted to try something different. Went along with husband and 2 teenage boys - 17 and 19. Was fascinating what we learnt about edinburgh over the years and ally and cally provided such a fun, interactive...More

Thank Thomas G
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Reviewed 17 July 2015

We did The Reel Edinburgh Tour on our last visit to Edinburgh. I must admit that, as someone who knows nothing about Scottish movies, I was skeptical, but went along to appease my husband who is a real movie junkie. I loved it! Hollywood musicals,...More

1  Thank Dewi J
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Reviewed 17 July 2015

I wasn't sure what to expect when I took this tour, but I learned a lot of really cool things about film productions that have been Edinburgh-based, and it was all presented in such a fun interactive way that it was an absolute blast. Harry...More

Thank Jamie G
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Reviewed 17 July 2015

We went on this tour last week and had a fantastic time! Ally and Cally were great guides taking us on an informative and often humorous tour of the City highlighting various filming locations and revealing how Edinburgh inspired many Cinema moments. I would recommend...More

1  Thank NomadicKiwi1
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neighbourhood that supports a long string of
second-hand shops and eateries serving ethnic food for
just a few pounds. In August the student population is
replaced by vast numbers of boisterous visitors here
for the Fringe, Edinburgh’s world-class comedy and
arts festival which headquarters itself here. Flanking
...More
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