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As it is November, and the anniversary of Robert Louis Stevenson's birth, it seems only appropriate to share a quote by him about the city's weather:


'The delicate die early, and I, as a survivor, among bleak winds and plumping rain, have been sometimes tempted to envy them their fate. For all who love shelter and the blessings of the sun, who hate dark weather and perpetual tilting against squalls, there could scarcely be found a more unhomely and harassing place of residence.'

 

Oh come on it's not that bad.

Robert Louis Stevenson lived in several Edinburgh properties during his lifetime, including houses on Bernard Street, Inverleith Row and the address pictured above on Heriot Row. There is a plaque outside to commemorate his tenure there. Due to illness Stevenson would eventually leave Edinburgh for good and travel to the South Seas.

Today, Edinburgh's Georgian New Town is a sought after location. Buyers can expect elegant townhouses within walking distance of the city centre and botanic gardens, surrounded by lots of galleries, restaurants, caf├ęs and bars.

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(image: Kim Traynor/FlickrCC)

(quote from Edinburgh: Picturesque Notes)