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Books set in Edinburgh

Edinburgh’s literary prowess runs deep. Home to Sir Walter Scott, Robert Louis Stevenson, JM Barrie and JK Rowling, there’s no shortage of literature that has come from the minds of this UNESCO City of Literature. Edinburgh has not only provided the home to these literary minds, but has also set the setting for many works of Scottish literature.

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Best Bookshops in Edinburgh

Named the first UNESCO City of Literature in the world, Edinburgh boasts a strong commitment to books and with that comes a wide assortment of beautiful bookstores. Whether you’re just looking for a new read, wanting to spend an afternoon browsing winding stacks in a secondhand bookshop or love fantasizing over gorgeous antiquarian books, these 12 beautiful Edinburgh bookstores are a must-see for any book lover in Edinburgh.

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Books Set in Scotland

Scotland boasts a rich literary and story telling tradition. With authors like J.K. Rowling, Robert Louis Stevenson, Muriel Sparks, and Sir Walter Scott, there’s no shortage of Scottish literature and novels. Transport yourself to the bonny hills of Scotland with these 30 books set in Scotland. Scottish novels, crime thrillers, historical fiction, fairy tale retellings and more!

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Harry Potter Filming Locations in the UK and Ireland

Over the course of the eight Harry Potter movies, filmmakers used a combination of sets and on-site location filming to recreate the magic of the wizarding world that many of us dreamed about as children. Over 50 different Harry Potter filming locations throughout the UK and Ireland came together to bring this magic to reality.

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Diagon Alley Locations in the UK

While we Muggles may never be able to find the exact brick wall that lets us enter Diagon Alley, there are a number of locations that we can visit in the UK to recreate the magic of this wizard shopping street. Scattered across London, York and Edinburgh these seven Diagon Alley locations either helped to inspire J.K. Rowling in imagining Diagon Alley for the books or served as a filming location in the Harry Potter movies.

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