Writers Museum Edinburgh

The Write Stuff: Famous Edinburgh Authors

Our Favourite Edinburgh Writers Today is World Book Day. So, we’ve been looking at some of our favourite Edinburgh writers. Learning how they were inspired by our city, and how the city has celebrated them! Robert Burns (1759 – 1796) Rabbie Burns, perhaps the most famous Scots poet, was born in Ayrshire in the 18th […]

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Places in Edinburgh that inspired the Harry Potter stories

Searching for Harry Potter in Edinburgh Famed for its history and enchanting architecture, Edinburgh was the inspiration for much of the popular Harry Potter stories. Years before Potter-mania struck, J.K. Rowling sat in cafes in the city centre penning a manuscript destined to change the world. Today, visitors to Edinburgh can join the Potter Trail […]

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Items for sale at Harry Potter shops in Edinburgh

Things to love about the 2 new Harry Potter shops in Edinburgh

If you’re a big fan of JK Rowling’s Harry Potter books and films, you’ll be in for a treat when visiting Edinburgh. Two new Harry Potter shops in Edinburgh have opened and they are bursting with marvellous wizardry memorabilia. So, why not book one of our special offers and enjoy a stay at central Parliament […]

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Fun and Fascinating Edinburgh Facts

10 Interesting Facts About Edinburgh Our city has a long and fascinating history, and today we have a few interesting facts about Edinburgh for you. Some of which you might not have heard before! 1. Good Auld Edinburgh The root of Edinburgh’s nickname, ‘Auld Reekie’, is mistakenly believed to refer to the smell coming from […]

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