The Literary City

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Around 4 million people visit Edinburgh every year, many of them for the Edinburgh International Book Festival in August – ‘the largest public celebration of the written word in the world’ – but many to explore the literary city and all it has to offer the book lover.

We’ve gathered together information on what to see and where to go, whether you’d like a guided tour, to attend a literary event or want to plan the perfect getaway to Edinburgh, the world’s first City of Literature. Welcome, fàilte. It’s good to see you.

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Visit

Explore our brilliant year-round thriving cultural scene and literary attractions or walk in the footsteps of your heroes. For visitors and any organisation wishing to explore cultural tourism.
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Read

A guide to our bookshops, books, our literary story, as well as a few snippets about our book artists, writers, literary societies and more. Read on.
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Meet

Who is Edinburgh, City of Literature? We're makers, doers, writers, poets, artists, librarians, cheery bletherers and champions of literacy. Pull up a chair.
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