The J.K. Rowling... PUB!

It's always surprised me how little Edinburgh plays off of its most famous author, J.K. Rowling, author of Harry Potter. You'll see products in stores sometimes. You can visit The Elephant House where she supposedly wrote the books (it was actually a different location). And there's a Harry Potter tour you can take. But if you want to visit the World of Harry Potter, you have to go to Disney Paris or Orlando.
     So, I got rather chuffed when our local pub, the Arthur Conan Doyle (also an Edinburgh native), changed it's name for a city-wide literary art event to the J.K. Rowling...

with her portrait on the sign.
It's definitely a tourist stop, so the food ain't so great and we were presumed to be tourists while there (the American accents give us away), but the decor is lovely and I thought you'd get a kick out of it. Here's Stan on the way in.

and the national flower of Scotland - the thistle.
The bar was charming too.
If you come to visit, I'll be happy to meet you there for a whisky.


Robyn Hood Black said...

Can't WAIT to meet you in Edinburgh for a whisky!! Thanks for all the great links in your e's news today, which definitely knocked me off track re. intended work this morning. But worth the diversions - I appreciate your sharing all the literary and historical magic! XO

Elizabeth O. Dulemba said...

xxoo! :) e