The South is where our stories began, and the writers of this land have carried our tales to the farthest reaches of the world. From the magic of Peter Pan, to the romantic battles of Rob Roy, right to the celebratory promises we sing to each other every New Year, you are part of our stories whether you know it or not. Let us take you on a literary journey across the South, and we’ll show you where they first came to life. 

Where to Visit?

We love a good yarn in the South, and you’ll discover an abundance of bookshops in our towns and villages – as well as a legend or two. Explore the Eildon Hills and visit the home of a literary giant in the town of Melrose or spend the day shopping for books in the world-renowned Wigtown. Make time for Dumfries too, the birthplace of Peter Pan and Tinkerbell, where you can visit enchanted gardens and ancient castles.