Edinburgh: 2.5-Hour Literary Walking Tour

Edinburgh: 2.5-Hour Literary Walking Tour

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Key Details
2.5 hours
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What You'll Do
  • Visit Edinburgh haunts that have influenced some of the world's most famous writers
  • Explore the Old Town, following in the footsteps of Scott, Stevenson and J.K. Rowling
  • Go to the world's first purpose built center for live storytelling
  • Wander the graveyards that inspire writers and often end up as their final home
  • Learn the literary links of Victoria Terrace and James Court
  • Discover where Harry Potter was born
Experience Edinburgh through the lives of authors such as Sir Walter Scott, J.K. Rowling, Ian Rankin and more on a 2.5-hour walking tour of the historic city center. Discover dark wyndes and the haunts of poets around the university and more.
What to Expect
Journey through Edinburgh's Old Town on a 2.5-hour literary walking tour and discover the city through the lives and words of some its famous authors and former writer residents.

Among them are J.K. Rowling, who turned up in the city with 3 chapters of “Harry Potter” in her suitcase. The Scottish historical novelist and poet Sir Walter Scott was born on College Wynde in the old city center. While “Treasure Island” author Robert Louis Stevenson spent his childhood on Herlot Row.

You will see ancient buildings, wander down the same dark streets that Scott and Stevenson walked down, and visit graveyards that were, and still are, the haunts of writers and poets old and new.

Hear stories of a city built on books, visiting sites such as Edinburgh University (Old College), Chambers Street, and Elephant House (Harry Potter’s birthplace). Learn the literary links of Victoria Terrace, James Court, Parliament Square and more.

Look for the tombstone of Scottish poet Robert Fergusson, and a small plaque to mark the passing - in poverty - of Scott’s publishers, the Ballantyne brothers at Canongate Kirkyard. Go to the Writers Museum, and discover the Scottish Storytelling Centre, the world's first purpose-built center for live storytelling.
What's Included
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Meeting Point

Meet your guide outside the Festival Theatre, 13/29 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9FT. Nicolson Street is the continuation of North Bridge, heading south from the east end of Princes Street. The Balmoral Hotel is on the corner of Princes Street and North Bridge. The theater is on the right hand side, approximately 10 minutes walk from the east end of Princes Street. (Open in Google Maps)

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• Please dress appropriately for the weather

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