Come Down the Mile
  • Edinburgh Fringe

Walk the historic and dramatic Royal Mile with poet Ken Cockburn, weaving through narrow closes, open squares and secret gardens to discover how this city has been inspiring writers for 500 years. Edinburgh is a UNESCO City of Literature and has the only purpose-built poetry library in the world. Poetry has been its heartbeat for centuries " the medieval makars of the Scottish court, Robert Fergusson whose work inspired Burns, Robert Louis Stevenson who had a love-hate relationship with his home city, and the many poets who live and write in the city today.

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