The literary legacy of Scotland’s storybook capital goes back centuries, from the statue of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to the quaint café where J.K. Rowling penned Harry Potter. Settle down on your comfiest couch and join a literature-loving local host to explore just a few of Edinburgh’s bookish gems.
Walk in the footsteps of some of the most iconic authors in the world, starting outside the bright-red facade of The Elephant House (where Rowling wrote over scrumptious coffee and cake) and ambling along to the 400-year-old Greyfriars Church, where a grave inspired an iconic literary villain.
See the Writers’ Museum along the famous Royal Mile and pass the striking Scott Monument, dedicated to Sir Walter Scott. You’ll end your tour at Robert Louis Stevenson’s childhood home and the cozy Conan Doyle Pub – and maybe even be inspired enough to start your own novel.