Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 – 1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer. His most famous works are Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. A literary celebrity during his lifetime, Stevenson now ranks among the 26 most translated authors in the world.
William Wallace Monument, Stirling, Scotland - Sir William Wallace was a Scottish knight who became one of the main leaders during the Wars of Scottish Independence. Along with Andrew Moray, Wallace defeated an English army at the Battle of Stirling Bridge in September 1297 and was the subject of literary works by Sir Walter Scott, Jane Porter, and of the Academy Award-winning film Braveheart (1995).
While the food in The Conan Doyle is above-average pub grub, the main reason to come here is because of its namesake. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born adjacent at Picardy Place on 22nd May 1859. The site is marked by a magnificent statue of his most famous creation, Sherlock Holmes.