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Deacon Brodie's Tavern

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In this pub you will learn about the peculiar life of Deacon Brodie. The story of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is based on this figure. Deacon Brodie, was a Scottish cabinet-maker, deacon of a trades guild, and Edinburgh city councillor, who maintained a secret life as a burglar, partly for the thrill, and partly to fund his gambling. Popular myth holds that Deacon Brodie built the first gallows in Edinburgh and was also its first victim. Robert Louis Stevenson, whose father owned furniture made by Brodie, was fascinated by the dichotomy between Brodie's respectable façade and his real nature and was inspired to write The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886).

Address

435 Lawnmarket
Edinburgh
Scotland
United Kingdom

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