Literary Tours of Edinburgh come in all shapes and sizes, so we’ve selected a handful for you to choose from below.
Edinburgh Book Lovers’ Tour
Departing from outside The Writers’ Museum on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, author of Book Lovers’ Edinburgh: A Pilgrim’s Guide, Allan Foster takes you on a guided tour of the birth places of famous writers and poets and the places that influenced them.
Featured Authors: Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott, Robert Louis Stevenson, Arthur Conan Doyle, J M Barrie, Alexander McCall Smith, Ian Rankin, J K Rowling.
Telephone: 07770 163641
Website: Edinburgh Book Lovers’ Tour
Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour
A light-hearted tour of Edinburgh, the Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour is conducted by two professional actors who guide you from the Grassmarket to Rose Street pointing out the drinking haunts of some of Edinburgh’s most famous writers.
Telephone: 0800 169 7410/0131 226 6665
Website: Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour
The Potter Trail
Catering for fans of the world’s most famous boy wizard, a robed guide takes you on a tour of locations which inspired scenes and characters in the Harry Potter books, as well as where J K Rowling wrote the first Harry Potter book, where Lord Voldemort is buried and more.
Website: The Potter Trail
Led by actor and historian Colin Brown, fans of the Ian Rankin books are taken on a tour of Inspector Rebus’ Edinburgh, taking in Edinburgh’s cultural and historic background. The tours feature readings from Rebus books.
Telephone: 0131 553 7473
Website: Rebus Tours
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