Sherlock Holmes's Edinburgh

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of the world's first super-hero, Sherlock Holmes, was born in Edinburgh in 1859 and studied medicine at its university's prestigious medical faculty. It was here he encountered the men who taught him the art of deductive reasoning, and where he met his inspiration for the great sleuth - the remarkable Dr. Joseph Bell. This walking tour is led by best-selling writer and raconteur, Allan Foster, author of Sherlock Holmes and Conan Doyle Locations - A Visitor's Guide (McFarland, 2011), one of the world's leading authorities on Holmes and Doyle, and is a rare opportunity to explore a hidden Edinburgh rarely seen by visitors through the eyes of one of the world's greatest storytellers.