Writers' Museum makes top travel list

Edinburgh’s Writers' Museum has been recognised as one of the best visitor attractions in the world.

The City of Edinburgh Council managed museum, which allows visitors to discover the city’s rare collection of first edition books, personal belongings and portraits of great Scottish writers, has been selected as a winner of TripExpert’s 2016 Experts' Choice Award.

Each year, TripExpert lists the best attractions around the world with the award, which is based on professional reviews from over 70 top travel guides, magazines and newspapers.

Writers MuseumCouncillor Richard Lewis, the City of Edinburgh Council’s Culture Convener, said: “This listing is based on the recommendations and reviews of some of the most experienced travel writers and journalists in the world. It’s a fantastic addition to the Writers’ Museum’s list of accolades and confirms what we in Edinburgh already know - that Edinburgh is one of the best destinations for literature lovers in the world.

"Edinburgh is home to the largest public celebration of the written word in the world, the Edinburgh International Book Festival in August while at the Writers’ Museum, visitors can discover the city’s rich writing heritage and UNESCO City of Literature status all year round.”

Chris Blume, TripExpert's Chief Content Officer, said: "Our expert sources highly recommend the Writers' Museum as a worthwhile visit on your tour of Edinburgh. They were delighted with the collection of memorabilia from Sir Walter Scott, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Robert Burns.”

The Writers’ Museum features rare works and artefacts celebrating Scottish literature including Robert Burns’ writing desk, the printing press on which Scott’s Waverley Novels were first produced, and Stevenson's own 'Tusitala' teller of tales ring.

The Scott Monument, Museum of Childhood and Museum of Edinburgh were also highly rated in TripExpert’s 2016 recommendations for Edinburgh. Discover them all at Edinburgh’s Museums & Galleries website.

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