Lady Stair's Close
Photogenic site


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All ages

Message from Tom & Laura

This is one of our favourite spots in the city - beautiful at night and during the day. Take time to admire some of the paving stones on the way up to the square. There are many hidden gems like this off the Royal Mile and each one is a great photo spot.

Some history:

Lady Stair's Close is an exciting site located off of the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, Scotland. Built in 1622 for Sir William Gray of Pittendrum, this close is best known for being home to the Scottish Writers' Museum. Here you can see memorabilia that celebrates the lives of Sir Walter Scott, Robert Louis Stevenson and Robert Burns - all of whom lived in Edinburgh at some point in their lives. Additionally, the close also contains the Makar's Court, inscribed stones to important names in Scottish literature. If you're exploring the historical and literary depths of Edinburgh, Lady Stair's Close should be one your first stops!