Book Lovers' Tour

Events (walk)

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  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years
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A guided walking tour visiting the sites and haunts of Edinburgh's literary legends: Robert Burns, Walter Scott, RL Stevenson, Conan Doyle, JK Rowling, McCall Smith and others, with Allan Foster, author of Book Lovers' Edinburgh. Visit the birthplace of Sherlock Holmes, Dr Watson and Long John Silver. 'Gives you a sense of the real Edinburgh that is overlooked by many tourists. Not to be missed' (National Geographic). 'By far the best tour of the city in many a long day' (Times). 'A masterclass in presenting the city to visitors. Editorial rating: Outstanding' (Dan Lentell).

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: Information not supplied
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: 6 - 10
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info

How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Dates, Times and Prices