Sherlock Holmes and Conan Doyle Locations

A Visitor’s Guide


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About the Book

This is a guide to notable locations in the life of Arthur Conan Doyle and his famous fictional detective Sherlock Holmes. It chronicles the life of each by guiding the reader through Scotland and England, with entries arranged by county or unitary authority. Each entry includes the address, a description of the site’s history and significance to Conan Doyle or Holmes, often an accompanying photograph and frequently a quotation from Conan Doyle.

About the Author(s)

Allan Foster is a writer and tour operator in Edinburgh. His famous “Old Town Literary Pub Crawl” is enjoyed by visitors from all over the world. He lives in the Scottish Border country with his wife in a cottage by the banks of the River Tweed and is the author of several books.

Bibliographic Details

Allan Foster
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 166
Bibliographic Info: 97 photos, 3 maps, appendices, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2011
pISBN: 978-0-7864-4617-9
eISBN: 978-0-7864-8734-9
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      ix

Introduction      1

Part I. Scotland

Edinburgh      3

Midlothian      36

Borders      38

Ayrshire      41

Dumfries and Galloway      42

Fife      45

Angus      47

Aberdeenshire      48

Inverclyde      50

Glasgow      51

Part II. England

North Yorkshire      57

West Yorkshire      61

Lancashire      63

Cheshire      65

Derbyshire      66

Staffordshire      67

Norfolk      70

London      72

Berkshire      105

Surrey      107

Kent      109

Devon      111

Cornwall      119

East Sussex      120

Isle of Wight      126

Hampshire      128

Portsmouth      133

Appendix 1. A Select Chronology      141

Appendix 2. Residences of Arthur Conan Doyle      146

Appendix 3. The Family of Arthur Conan Doyle      148

Appendix 4. Selected Works and Collections of Arthur Conan Doyle      149

Bibliography      151

Index      153

Book Reviews & Awards

“I wish I’d had this book when our Society visited Edinburgh in 2009! Allan Foster has done his homework, as his bibliography and his well-chosen quotations attest. The entries are engagingly written and nicely illustrated”—The Sherlock Holmes Journal; “a welcome addition”—Canadian Holmes; “lively and engaging”—ARBA.