Scotland Literary Trail

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5 Days & 4 Nights

Scotland Literary Trail

  • Explore Scotland's magical landscapes which have inspired countless authors and poets
  • Stroll down the real-life Diagon Alley of Harry Potter fame in Edinburgh
  • Visit Abbotsford, the historic home of Sir Walter Scott on the banks of the River Tweed
  • Enjoy a drink in the Globe Inn, where Robert Burns himself mused
  • Glencoe and Rannoch Moor, highland landscapes brought to life by Robert Louis Stevenson
Discover Scotland's enchanting landscapes which have inspired famous authors including Sir Walter Scott, Robert Louis Stevenson and JK Rowling. Starting in Edinburgh, where JK Rowling penned the famous Harry Potter novels, our carefully designed itinerary leads you south to the Borders and Ayrshire. Drink in the pub where 'Rabbie Burns' (Robert Burns) himself often sat, and visit historic Abbotsford House, home to Sir Walter Scott, father of Scottish tourism. Drive the Burns Heritage Trail to Robert Burns birthplace in Alloway, and then onwards via the banks of Loch Lomond to place yourself in the shoes of Robert Louis Stevenson's protagonist David Balfour in Kidnapped as you head through wild Rannoch Moor and on to Glencoe. In the evening enjoy some hearty Scottish cuisine, as you pore over your recommended route for the next day, perhaps followed by a couple of pages from the works of Rabbie Burns!


Day 1 Edinburgh, UNESCO City of Literature & The Scottish Borders Day 2 Discover the homes of Sir Walter Scott & Robert Burns Day 3 Glencoe via wild Rannoch Moor Day 4 The Hogwarts Express, Outlander and Rob Roy Macgregor Day 5 Onward travel

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