A City of Literature needs a very special map, sometimes even a very special guide. Whether self-guided or on one of many tours of the city, it’s easier than you think to read the stories in the stones around you.
The Edinburgh Book Lover's TourAllan Foster guides you around literary Edinburgh taking in not just the birthplaces and homes of famous writers and poets, but also the spots which inspired and influenced them. With over 500 years to choose from it’s a tour with never a dull moment. Visit site
The Literary Pub CrawlAllan Foster also guides a walking tour around Edinburgh’s literary pubs. Take in the haunts and ‘howffs’ of writers from Robert Louis Stevenson to Barrie, Burns and Scott, and raise a glass or two to their words and works - cheers! Visit site
Rebus ToursIs Edinburgh all about Inspector Rebus for you? No problem. The clues all point to following in the famous copper’s footsteps and visiting the sites associated with his cases with Colin Brown and Rebus Tours. Visit site
Trainspotting ToursAre you after a walk on the wild side? Trainspotting Tours can guide you (safely) through the Leith landscape and Irvine Welsh’s imagination to explore the backdrop of one of the most remarkable Scottish books. Visit site
Scottish Parliament Literature TourDiscover how the Scottish Parliament is linked to literature through the poetry, prose and plays of the nation. Includes a visit to historic Queensberry house and the Donald Dewar Collection.