Overview

Selected Highlights

  • Edinburgh, Scotland’s majestic Capital, and the world's first UNESCO City of Literature
  • The beautiful Scottish Borders, the home of Sir Walter Scott
  • Scotland’s South West and Burns Country
  • The romantic and inspiring Trossachs National Park

This tour of the literary highlights of Scotland begins in Edinburgh, Scotland's impressive capital city, and explores the magnificent Scottish Borders, amazing Ayrshire, and the romantic Scottish Lakeland.

Discover the places that stirred Scotland’s finest writers, including the location where Sir Walter Scott overcame his writer’s block, where Rabbie Burns was born, and the landscapes that inspired the romantic literature that kicked off Scottish tourism.

Scotland is home to around 40 amazing book, storytelling and poetry festivals throughout the year, so you may wish to combine your visit with one of these literary events. They range from the world's largest book festival in Edinburgh to a scattering of smaller but perfectly formed events from Shetland to Wigtown and many places in between. The dates for these events can be found on the following website: www.bookfestivalscotland.com.

Looking for a good book to read? Check out our blog 8 Books You Should Read Before Visiting Scotland