Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and The World Famous Detective Sherlock Holmes

One of the world’s most famous detectives Sherlock Holmes was created by none other than Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. We have all grew to love the many adaptations of Sherlock Holmes including those starring Jeremy Brett, Benedict Cumberbatch and most recently Robert Downy Jr in the film Sherlock Holmes as well as Ian Mckellen in the film Mr Holmes. For Sherlock Holmes and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle fans here are some of the must see places and Sherlock Holmes attractions to visit.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle & Sherlock Holmes Attractions

Sherlock Holmes’s statue silhouette, Baker street. Sherlock Holmes attractions
Sherlock Holmes’s statue silhouette, Baker street. Flickr: dynamosquito / CC BY-SA 2.0

The Famous Detective Sherlock Holmes, Places To Visit In London

Baker Street Tube Station London. Sherlock Holmes attractions
Baker Street Tube Station London ©MDHarding

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh May 22nd, 1859. During his early years studying to become a physician at both Edinburgh University and as part of his studies attending The Royal Botanical Gardens Edinburgh.  Did you know Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote 60 mystery stories featuring Sherlock Holmes?

Baker Street

One of the most famous addresses in the UK.  221B Baker Street was the home to Sherlock Holmes between 1881 – 1904.  Part of the Marylebone district in the City of London.  The street was named after William Baker the builder that laid the street in the 18th century. It can be easily reached by the Waterloo tube line. Upon exiting the station look to your left and see the grand statue as pictured below.  There is also the option to login/scan to hear stories by Sherlock.

Sherlock Holmes Statue. Sherlock Holmes attractions
Sherlock Holmes Statue outside Baker Street Station, London ©MDHarding

Sherlock Holmes Museum

The closest way you can get to both the man behind the legendary character and Sherlock Holmes is by visiting the Sherlock Holmes Museum.  Located directly on Baker Street, it is a hive of activity and can be extremely busy.  The best time to visit is early morning.  If you haven’t purchased tickets in advance they can also be purchased at the back of the museum shop. After which you exit the shop to join the line to enter the museum.  The museum has a wealth of fact and fictional displays located over four floors. Taking you back in time to a bygone era where time has stood still at 221B Baker Street.

Inside the Sherlock Holmes Museum, London. Sherlock Holmes attractions
Inside the Sherlock Holmes Museum, London ©MDHarding

The Park Plaza Sherlock Holmes Hotel

Did you know there is even a Sherlock Holmes Hotel? Set in a pair of 18th century homes, this historic and boutique style hotel offers a unique stay in the heart of the upmarket area of Marylebone directly on Baker Street.  Capture creative glimpses of Sherlock Holmes around the hotel in the form of beautiful watercolour paintings.  Experience delightful dining in the restaurant and drinks in the Sherlock Holmes Bar. There are also Murder Mystery Nights or relax and enjoy the spa.

Park Plaza Sherlock Holmes Hotel, London. Sherlock Holmes attractions
Park Plaza Sherlock Holmes Hotel, London ©MDHarding

Sherlock Holmes In Edinburgh

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was inspired by Dr. Bell while studying at Edinburgh University. You can find an incredible Sherlock Holmes statue at the top of Leith Walk. It was erected in 1991 as a tribute to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and mark his birthplace, Picardy Place in 1859.

Sherlock Holmes Statue Edinburgh. Sherlock Holmes attractions
Sherlock Holmes Statue Edinburgh ©MDHarding

Surgeons’ Hall Museums

Discover more on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and what he studied at the Surgeons’ Hall Museums.  The museum has a vast collection of preserved biological specimens and an interesting projection, showing a new perspective on a medical theme. A must see! Only a few minutes walk from Princes Street.

If visiting Edinburgh and London Sherlock Holmes attractions for the first time check out the great off season accommodation rates now available.  Did you know if you book the train between Edinburgh and London in-advance you could reserve your seat in first class for the same or less than a standard class ticket.

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