Trainspotting Tour of Filming Locations

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Choose this tour. Choose to walk. Choose a guide that will take you on a journey around Edinburgh that takes in one of the classic and best remembered books and screen adaptations in the past 20 years. Ranked as 10th by the British Film Institute in the list of greatest British films, the 1996 classic Trainspotting starred Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller and Robert Carlyle.

With the same cast returning to the sequel released 20 years later, the story set in Edinburgh about drug addiction and poverty has created a cult following amongst its fans.

This 4 hour tour is a perfect tour for fans of both the Irvine Welsh novels, Trainspotting and its follow up Porno, as well as both films directed by Danny Boyle.  On this location tour, you will see iconic sites from both films that featured many memorable scenes with Renton, Spud, Begbie and Sick Boy.

Starting from central Edinburgh, the walking tour will include sites in central Edinburgh, as well as Leith where the Trainspotting novel was set and where the scenes from T2 were also filmed.

There will be a short bus journey from central Edinburgh to Leith involved as part of the tour, so please bring some change with you.

Please note that, owing to the adult content of the tour, this tour is not suitable for children.  As it is a walking tour, please ensure you have suitable footwear and clothing.

The maximum group size is 15 persons.

  • See the location of the chase scene from the opening of the first Trainspotting film
  • Get behind the scenes information from your guide about how the films were transferred from page to screen
  • See film locations from T2 including Begbies car park, Arthurs Seat and Leith where the orginal novel is set
  • Hear quotes from your guide relating to the literary locations from the first novel
Trainspotting Tour of Filming Locations
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