5 - 7 August 1848
Chopin reached Edinburgh at about 9 pm on the evening of Saturday 5 August 1848, having travelled the 407 miles from Euston via Birmingham and Carlisle in 12 hours. He was accompanied by his servant Daniel and by John Muir Wood who, with Henry Broadwood, was responsible for arranging the composer's concerts in Scotland; the train tickets were provided by Broadwood.
Among those who met him at the station was a Pole - Dr Adam Lyszczyński - who, was to later treat him homeopathically and hosted him a few times. He was also the doctor who issued Jane Stirling's certificate of death at Calder Houser eleven years later.
Chopin spent his first two nights at Douglas Hotel - now the builing of the National Bank of Scotland. He managed to visit the nearby places, including the Scott monument built just a few year before and the architecture of the Royal Mile. Then he moved to Calder House located approximately 12 miles away from Edinburgh, invited by Jane stuirling's brother-in-law - the 10th Lord Topchichen.