Marchmont Road flat in tenement where Harry Potter author JK Rowling stayed on her arrival in Edinburgh up for sale

A stunning flat in the building where JK Rowling stayed for a spell on her arrival in Edinburgh almost three decades ago has gone on the market.

Tuesday, 6th July 2021, 9:24 pm

According to legend, Harry Potter creator Rowling arrived in Edinburgh with her daughter in 1993, after a spell living in Porto.

With nowhere to live, for the first few weeks it is believed she stayed with her sister, Dianne, and brother-in-law, Roger, in their home at 140 Marchmont Road.

A plaque that reads JK Rowling, world famous author, creator of Harry Potter, lived here for a spell in 1993’ proudly sits above the doorway.

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A property in the same Marchmont Road building where author JK Rowling briefly stayed has gone on the market.
A property in the same Marchmont Road building where author JK Rowling briefly stayed has gone on the market.

Now, those looking to buy a little piece of literary history can purchase a flat in the tenement.

According to the description on the ESPC’s website, “the stunning first floor flat forms part of a handsome traditional tenement in the popular district of Marchmont, only a short walk away from excellent amenities, transport links, and the green spaces of The Meadows and Bruntsfield Links.”

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