I’m not sure if you knew this, but at the end of his life, Robert Louis Stevenson died in a small Scottish village called Vailima. He was born on November 13th, 1850 and passed away on December 3rd, 1894. He had been living in Samoa when he fell ill with a kidney complaint. He was also suffering from tuberculosis, which would eventually kill him after his return to Scotland.

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After Stevenson’s death, Vailima became a tourist attraction because there were many items of interest around the house that belonged to Stevenson and this only increased as people started coming for business reasons and pleasure. However, since the 1980s visits have decreased although it is not well known why this has happened; perhaps because everything is now public domain?

Anyway if you’re interested in visiting Robert Louis Stevenson’s grave here are some essential things worth knowing: You can walk up through one of the wooded paths on either side of the road or by taking an overgrown track across.


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