Literary Edinburgh Tour

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Activity Level



Youth and Family, Museums / Culture, Local Experience, City


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.
This is a walking tour across uneven grounds and sadly not suitable for wheelchair users.

Maximum travelers: 6



English (fluent), French (conversational), German (fluent)

Discover the City of Literature with a local guide!

Together with your local guide you will discover interesting aspects of this first Unesco City of Literature, taking in the Writer's Museum in the Old Town, visit an exhibition in the National Library of Scotland (one of the only two reference libraries in the UK) and end the day with a private tour of the former residence of celebrated writer Robert Louis Stevenson where we are greeted with tea/coffee and get to explore this fascinating Georgian house in the New Town.
If there are no exhibitions on at the National Library this point in the itinerary can be substituted for a climb up Sir Walter Scott's Monument !


Visit to the Writers' Museum
Visit to the National Museum
(alternative is the Sir Walter Scott Monument)
Private Visit to the childhood home of Robert Louis Stevenson with refreshments

Please be prepared for less than perfect weather. . .

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Lady Stair's Close

or at your hotel (as long as it is central)

End location: The tour finishes at the Stevenson House, 17 Heriot Row, EH3 6HP, which is very centrally located. Upon request I am very happy to bring you back to another city centre point.

Duration: 3 hours 30 min.



What’s Included

Other: Personal Local Guide (3.30hrs)
Entrance to Writers' Museum
National Library of Scotland
Sir Walter Scott Monument
Stevenson House entrance to include refreshments

Estimated Local Cash Needed

10 GBP - No extra cash needed, this is just for personal expenses like postcards etc

What’s Extra

Other: Nothing ! But please bring enthusiasm and a sunny disposition as this may sway the weather !

Private tour guide Felicitas

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