Places to Visit

Scott’s life and stories have a rich association with many places across Scotland and further afield. Explore some of those sites on our interactive map.


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College Wynd, Edinburgh Old Town

On 15th August 1771, Sir Walter Scott was born in a third-floor apartment on College Wynd in Edinburgh Old Town, a narrow alleyway leading from the Cowgate to the gates of the University of Edinburgh (Old College).