Discover Edinburgh's literary side
Take a gentle stroll through the heart of historic Edinburgh with our free downloadable walking trails, and discover the city's literary secrets at your own pace.
Robert Burns Walking Trail
If you have a taste for more, there are several highly informative guided tours of Edinbubrgh with a literature theme that are worth checking out.
Or have a peek online
You can take an even more atmospheric virtual tour around the city's literary hotspots with our Stories in Stone Podcast on the Visit Scotland website. From the dark closes of Edinburgh came dark tales, and from the dazzling spires and monuments, the inspiration for stories that have lasted through the centuries. So take a step-by-step journey through the literature and landscape of Edinburgh and discover 10 different stories about a city ‘built on books’ as well as stone.