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Press Coverage of The Real Sherlock Holmes Walking Tour and Sherlock 125!!!

Journalist David Walsh from “The i” online recently took a step back into Victorian Edinburgh to track down the ‘real’ Sherlock Holmes – read his article to see what he finds:

The real Edinburgh doctor who inspired Sherlock Holmes

On Saturday October 14th we celebrated the 125th anniversary of one the most important dates in the history of literature – the publication of ‘The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes’!
To mark this great occasion, The Real Sherlock Holmes Walking Tour of Edinburgh teamed up with The Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre and The Conan Doyle Pub to create a truly unforgettable one day event: Sherlock 125.
Guests from Ireland, Scotland and England travelled to Edinburgh for a unique day of celebration which included a specially-extended version of The Real Sherlock Holmes Walking Tour, a 2 course lunch at The Conan Doyle Pub, a talk and tour at The Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre and a visit to the final resting place of the ‘real’ Sherlock Holmes.
Even the Scottish weather was kind to us – maybe Arthur was watching over us? – and on behalf of the Tour I’d like to thank all the staff of The Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre and The Conan Doyle Pub who helped to make Sherlock 125 a truly singular day of Sherlockian celebration.
It’s ALWAYS 1895.

We celebrated the 125th Anniversary of 'The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes' (1892)

Experienced The Real Sherlock Holmes Walking Tour of Edinburgh

Met The Sherlock Holmes Statue

Ate at The Conan Doyle Pub

Visited The Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre

And Paid Our Respects to the 'real' Sherlock Holmes