9 Edinburgh pubs that inspired famous authors including Ian Rankin, Irvine Welsh, Robert Burns and Iain Banks

These are the literary pubs around Edinburgh where you can drink like your favourite authors

Edinburgh is world-renowned for its bookish connections, with literary legends like Sir Walter Scott, Robert Burns and Robert Louis Stevenson to modern-day bestsellers Sir Ian Rankin, JK Rowling and Irvine Welsh all having lived in the city. So it's no surprise many authors have found inspiration in the Capital's numerous bars.

Ahead of this year’s Edinburgh International Book Festival, which runs from 12 to 28, we take a look at nine Edinburgh pubs with literary connections.

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