World Book Day 2024: 9 Edinburgh pubs that inspired famous authors including Ian Rankin and Robert Burns

It's World Book Day on Thursday, and to celebrate, we look at Edinburgh pubs with literary connections...

Edinburgh is well-known for its bookish connections, with literary legends Robert Louis Stevenson, Sir Walter Scott and Robert Burns to modern-day bestsellers Sir Ian Rankin, JK Rowling and Irvine Welsh all having lived in the city. It's no surprise, then, that many authors have found inspiration in the Capital's numerous watering holes.

To celebrate this year’s World Book Day, on Thursday March 7, we take a look at nine Edinburgh pubs that have inspired famous authors.

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