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Edinburgh and the Lothians Sights

Writers' Museum

  • Lady Stair's Close Map It
  • Old Town

Updated 10/11/2013

Fodor's Review

Down a close off Lawnmarket is the 1662 Lady Stair's House, a fine example of 17th-century urban architecture. Inside, the Writer's Museum evokes Scotland's literary past with such exhibits as the letters, possessions, and original manuscripts of Sir Walter Scott, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Robert Burns. The Stevenson collection is particularly compelling.

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Lady Stair's Close, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH1 2PA, Scotland

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Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Sept.–July, Mon.–Sat. 10–5; Aug., Mon.–Sat. 10–5, Sun. noon–5

Updated 10/11/2013


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