On this literary tour, you'll find out about Edinburgh’s most famous classic as well as modern authors. Starting along Princes Street, the dividing line between Old Edinburgh and the New Town, author Andrew Lownie will show you where writers, such as Sir Walter Scott, Stevie Smith or Catherine Sinclair, used to live, drink, and get inspired.
Princes Street Mall, Princes Street Gardens, Scott Monument, Melville Monument
The route starts at Waverley Bridge Street entrance of Princes Mall. It is located at the east end of Princes Street in the City Centre, next to Edinburgh Waverley railway station.
Places to stop along the way:
Milnes Bar, Queen Street Gardens, Cornerstone bookstore inside St John's Church
Best time to walk:
Any time during the day is best, but evening is suitable too.
Be careful when you cross roads and watch out for your belongings.
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