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Stars & Stories Free Walking Tour

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John Knox House

43-45 High Street

Edinburgh

EH1 1SR

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Edinburgh City of Literature is delighted to offer a free, guided walking tour of our illuminated lightbox trail in the Canongate area of the Royal Mile.

Find out more about the stories behind each of the boxes, learn stories about the buildings and the incredible literary heritage of Edinburgh's Royal Mile.

Please note: the walking tours will last around an hour and, as they're in Scotland in December, please wrap up warm! All locations are outside and wheelchair accessible, although covering some of the uneven terrain of the Old Town. The walking tours are free, although there will be a bucket for donations to the project at the end - if you have a spare £1, we'd appreciate it but no pressure at all to contribute.

Any questions, queries or special requests should be directed to Sian Bevan, Programme Manager: sian@cityofliterature.com

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Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

The tour is welcoming to all ages and species (dogs are welcome!); although the tour isn't specifically written for children, we're very happy to have younger visitors along.

I can't come to the walking tour, where else can I find out about the boxes?

Maps are available in a number of the venues hosting the boxes, and at the iCentre on Waverley Mall. There's more information on the City of Literature website: cityofliterature.com/starsandstories and a series of videos which give detail about location on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9F8XAEWBRpKGgVkqKZrEgXC1Ebb85tq3

Can I just show up without a ticket?

We'd recommend booking in advance (which is free) so we know you're coming. Places are limited on each tour, so it's helpful to have an idea of numbers - if too many show up, we will give priority to those who have booked a place. However, we understand that sometimes decisions are made last minute so don't feel like you can't try and pop along!

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