welcome to Edinburgh, city of literature in fact edinburgh was the first city to be given the status of unesco city of literature the city has a long historical relationship with literature, birth place of authors including sir arthur conan doyle, author of the sherlock holmes series and robert louis stevenson authors of works including the strange case of dr jekyll and mr hyde and treasure island today it is home to world renowned international book festival and should be near the top of any literature lovers travel list but given that edinburgh is overflowing with bookish things to see and do i thought in today’s book break i would give you a literary tour of the city itself but with literary sites around every corner in the captital of scotland we better get out there and on our way now when it comes to any tour of edinburgh the perfect place to start is of course the bottom of the royal mile not far up you’ll find our first destination if you turn down crichtons close, you’ll find yourself at the scottish poetry library the name pretty much says it all, this beautiful building is full to the brim with poetry books for children and adults from classics to contemporaries a little further up, on the other side of the royal mile you’ll find a statue that you might want to take a closer look at this is robert ferguson, a scots poet and one of the poets whose works were inspiration

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  1. The one literary thing I got to do in Edinburgh was see the Sherlock Holmes statue and go to the Conan Doyle Pub with my grandparents (couldn't drink though because i'd forgotten my passport at the hotel lol). That was definitely one of the best trips I've ever had and I need to go back soon. This was such a creative video Jean ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

  2. Wait, you prefer a statue of Sherlock Holmes to the monument to Scotland's favourite son? Oo
    The Storytelling-centre and Writer's Museum sound like must-sees though.

  3. I'd love to visit Edinburgh having last been around 1973/4! You have inspired me to look into my area's literary legacy – Mary Shelley being the prime one, but also Thomas Hardy for the area as a whole. There must be more and I'm interested to investigate ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. that Conan Doyle pub looks great but there is another literary pub in Edinburgh that I would like go to, the oxford bar the pub John Rebus frequents.

  5. Do you know of any J.M. Barrie related places to visit in Edinburgh? I know he went to university there but is from another part of Scotland. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Ooh how have I missed this video. Edinburgh is one of my favourite cities. Loved this tour of the city it's made me want to go back. Slightly annoyed I wasn't packed in your bag. Lol.

  7. You forgot to say, if you turn round at the NLS, across the road you should see the elephant house, where J. K. Rowling wrote harry potter

  8. I've also been told that Robert Tannahill, Paisley's Weaver Poet, has been carved into the Scott Monument. There's also a statue of Robert Burns in the Fountain Garden in Paisley.

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