LAUREL and HARDY in EDINBURGH

Laurel and Hardy in Edinburgh

NORTH BRITISH STATION HOTEL
to the left is Princes Street

 The hotel is the building with the clock tower. (working hotel).

Laurel and Hardy in Edinburgh

EDINBURGH CASTLE
and WAR MEMORIAL

In 1932 one thousand fans welcomed Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy
when they get off the train at Waverley Station. In the afternoon they left the
North British Station Hotel to walk around Edinburgh Castle.
In the evening, they appeared at the Playhouse Cinema.

1947 - The Laurels and the Hardys arrived at the Caledonian Hotel.
During the week they made many daytime public appearances,
whilst every evening enjoying sell-out evenings at the Empire Theatre.

Laurel and Hardy Edinburgh Empire Theatre

EDINBURGH EMPIRE
In 1994 changed name to the FESTIVAL THEATRE
(Image supplied by Bob Bain, sent in by Ross Owen.)

Laurel and Hardy Edinburgh Caledonian Hotel  

CALEDONIAN HOTEL
(working hotel)

1952 - From the thousands who greeted Stan and Ollie in 1947, the numbers
had decreased to just one hundred this time around..
Despite the poor reception, there were good houses each evening at the Edinburgh Empire Theatre.

1954 - Stan and Babe made their fourth and final visit to Edinburgh.
They were by then pretty well exhausted, but were still able to turn in a very funny act.

To find out the full story of the FOUR visits Laurel and Hardy made to EDINBURGH,
buy a copy of the BRITISH TOURS via the BOOKSHELF link below:

Laurel and Hardy Books

EDINBURGH FESTIVAL THEATRE

CALEDONIAN HOTEL

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