Text and Photo by Nora Vasconcelos
Either if you’re a passionate reader, a writer looking for ideas, or a tourist willing to get inspired, Edinburgh is diffinitely a place to go.
Just the city view from the castle on the top of the Castle Rock, is a breath-taking experience.
But getting around the city, looking at its landscapes full of gray buildings that mix their shapes with the blues and soft pinks sunstes is something difficult to resist.
Once the mood is set for writing, Edinburgh offers different options to take the composition to the next step: a literary tour.
For this, there are several options, from the bus tour, to the pub tour, and the walking tours. These tours take the visitors to the doorsteps and main places related to writers such as Robert Louis Stevenson (Treasure Island and Strange case of Jekyll and Mr. Hyde); Robert Burns (Auld Lang Syne), Walter Scott (Ivanhoe and The Lady of the Lake), and J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter).
Once the tour is over, or before it starts, another great stop to get inspired is The Writers Museum, a place that houses original manuscripts, corrected proofs, books and personal objetcts that once belonged to Scottish writers.
After that, the only thing that’s missing, it to take a notebook and a pen and start wandering around the streets of Edinburgh until a collection of ideas get together to begin the next literary personal adventure.