Developing Literary Tourism

Edinburgh is one of the world’s top tourist destinations, and it’s literature is a huge draw for visitors. The Edinburgh City of Literature Trust encourages businesses to think bookishly, to incorporate the stories in the stones around them to bring visitors even closer to their favourite books and writers.

To help out the Trust has created a literary tourism toolkit, open to all businesses who want to offer something more to the literary traveller.

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Our Literary Story

We welcome visitors to Edinburgh with the allure of the city's incredible history, its literary legacy and its thriving cultural scene. Read more
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Our Literary Toolkit

We encourage business to think bookishly, bringing creativity to their arsenal and giving their visitors an unforgettable literary experience. Read more
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Bringing Literature to the Streets

Our activities bringing literature to the streets use the city's stunning backdrop to illuminate the stories in the stones, providing a literary spectacle for all who walk Edinburgh's streets. Read more
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Tours and Itineraries

We provide ample guides for visitors on this site with our tours and itineraries. Read more
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Looking for a literary fix?

We provide a full What's On guide to Edinburgh's glittering year-round programme of literary events.
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Walk in the footsteps of your heroes

And our virtual walking tours and apps arm the intrepid stomper with everything they need to explore the city for themselves. Read more