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Edinburgh Book Lovers' Tour

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The Writers' Museum

Lady Stair's Close

Edinburgh

EH1 2PA

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For the book lover who wants to explore Edinburgh's hidden literary sites. Start the New Year joining our award-winning tour of Edinburgh.

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"Allan Foster's personal odyssey. By far the best tour of the city in many a long day." The Times *****

About the Tour

The tour leaves the Royal Mile and heads across to Southside, the traditional literary quarter of Edinburgh, virtually next door to the Old Town. Here we walk through the old medical quarter, the university campus, and other sites, encountering the haunts of Robert Louis Stevenson, J.M. Barrie, Sir Walter Scott, J.K. Rowling, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Joseph Bell (inspiration for Sherlock Holmes), Patrick Watson (inspiration for Holmes’s Dr. Watson), W.E. Henley (inspiration for Long John Silver), and others.

Meeting point

The tour starts from outside The Writers’ Museum in Lady Stair’s Close, just off the Lawnmarket, near the top of the Royal Mile.

If approaching from Princes Street, walk up the Mound. After the Wash Bar on your right climb the steps up to The Writers' Museum.

If approaching from the Royal Mile, find Deacon Brodie’s Tavern (435 Lawnmarket). As you face the tavern on the Mile you will see the tunnelled entrance of Wardrop’s Close to the left of the tavern. This Close will lead you down to the tour departure point.

End point

The tour finishes across from the National Museum of Scotland, on Forrest Road, just a few minutes’ walk from the Royal Mile.

Duration?

The tour takes approximately 90 minutes to 2 hours, covering a circular route of around 1 mile over mostly flat terrain.

About your guide

Allan Foster is a writer and tour operator in Edinburgh, Scotland. To date he has written seven books on both literature and film.

In 2005 he created The Edinburgh Book Lovers’ Tour, primarily to promote his Book Lovers’ Edinburgh: A Guide & Companion, launched during the Edinburgh International Festival. He expected it to last a few weeks, but its runaway success has ensured it is still operating today for book lovers from all over the world.

Allan lives in the Scottish Border country with his long-suffering wife in a cottage by the banks of the River Tweed, where he writes and reads endlessly.

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The Writers' Museum

Lady Stair's Close

Edinburgh

EH1 2PA

United Kingdom

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Organiser Allan Foster

Organiser of Edinburgh Book Lovers' Tour

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