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Lady Stairs House

Lady Stair's Close | Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2PA, Scotland
+44 131 529 4901
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Found by chance

Discovered this building during a nightime walk. Outs located behind Glandstone Land. Pretty... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2017
Dren W
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Small and Disappointing!

This is probably not worth your time as there is SO much else to see along the Royal Mile. It is... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2017
Vacationers62
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Lady Stair's Close | Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2PA, Scotland
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+44 131 529 4901
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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Discovered this building during a nightime walk. Outs located behind Glandstone Land. Pretty courtyard nearby and jolly joker pub around corner

Thank Dren W
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Reviewed 16 September 2017

This is probably not worth your time as there is SO much else to see along the Royal Mile. It is free, however, so maybe worth a quick visit if you are a history/literature buff!

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Reviewed 18 June 2017

This Museum is free, just off The Royal Mile in a lovely building - the old home of Lady Stairs - and is dedicated to showcasing three Scottish writers - Sir Walter Scott, Robert Burns and Robert Louis Stevenson. There is a lot of memorabilia...More

1  Thank Kym H
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Reviewed 13 April 2017

Visit every time in Edinburgh from Oz, so many people miss the closes and all the wonderful things they hold, this is a beautiful small museum and well worth the visit, highly recommended

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Reviewed 31 January 2017

That's the thing I like best about this city, there really are too many hidden gems, someone will say 'Let's take a run down this alley' and all of a sudden you will come across another little surprise. So here is another one of those,...More

2  Thank Theycallitmadness
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Reviewed 20 July 2016

This home built in 1622 is gorgeous in its own right, but the added attraction of the Writer's Museum featuring separate galleries for Walter Scott, Robert Burns, and Robert Louis Stevenson make is a treasure for those who enjoy or have enjoyed these writers and...More

Thank Jim A
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Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

Literature lovers would love this place! Truly a place for the bookworms and the soon-to-be well-known writers! A place of pure solace in the midst of the crazy excited people in London.

1  Thank Trina H
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Reviewed 11 February 2016

The writers museum and the Lady Stairs house are cute little places in the Lady Stairs Close - where CLOSE stands for the narrow litlle alleys or streets which stand as a mark of the historical city. It is very interesting to see how the...More

4  Thank Jugneeta S
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Reviewed 26 October 2015

Closes or Alleys or Narrow Old Streets weaving through Edinburgh city are a maze of very narrow passages that connect the old town structures to the superimposed new contemporary roads and broadways. they have a air of their own breathing , whispewring history - with...More

1  Thank Jugneeta S
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Reviewed 27 July 2014

Lady Stair's House contains the Writers' Museum. This is a free museum run by Edinburgh City Council about the writers from the city. It is on a couple of floors and displays pictures and artefacts associated with famous writers from the City of Edinburgh. It...More

5  Thank alias_Ned_Flanders
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