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Edinburgh Fringe: Edina Europa Walking Tours


  • Scottish Poetry Library (outside) 5 Crichton's Close Edinburgh, Scotland, EH8 8DT United Kingdom (map)

Edinburgh's status as first UN City of Literature recognises its long history of welcoming international writers and Scottish writers exploring the wider world. On this leisurely walk around the historic Canongate, poet Ken Cockburn shares poems by Scots dreaming of Europe and Europeans dazzled by the Athens of the North. Here Mary Queen of Scots misses Paris, Robert Fergusson praises Italian opera, Victor Hugo imagines the French king in exile, and Theodor Fontane shares his love of Scottish ballads.

‘An excellent, informative and refreshing tour… I look at the streets differently now’ (Audience review, 2018).

Walks will be running on the following dates:

Tues 6 August
Thurs 8 August
Fri 9 Aug
Sat 10 Aug
Sun 11 Aug
Tues 13 Aug
Wed 14 Aug
Thurs 15 Aug
Fri 16 Aug
Sat 17 Aug
Sun 18 Aug

Tickets are £10 (eligible for Friends 2for1 and Groups discount)/£6 concession/£7 family booking and are available from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe ticket page here.

Floating the Woods by Ken Cockburn

On the Flyleaf by Ken Cockburn