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Over 300 Articles and Locations
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Over 300 Articles and Locations

Victorian London

Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland and a city that nearly half a million people call home. In fact, people have been calling this fantastic location ‘home’ according to archaeological finds, as far back as 8500 BCE (the Mesolithic Period).

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The Old Observatory House

This peculiar looking building overlooking Edinburgh from Calton Hill was built in 1776 by architect James Craig who was renowned for his work on the New Town in the city.  It was built as a family home but was used as an observatory for a…

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The Royal Mile Wellheads

As you walk down the Royal Mile keep on the lookout for wellheads.  These wellheads provided the folk of the Old Town their only source of water up until 1820.  Water was pumped from Comiston Springs 3 miles south of Edinburgh Castle and held in…

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Heave Awa’ Hoose

As you walk along High Street, above the entrance to Paisley Close look at the intricately carved lintel and you will see a young boys face looking back at you with the words carved above his head 'Heave Awa’ Chaps, I'm No’ Dead Yet!' ©…

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The White Hart Inn

The White Hart Inn As you walk down through The Grassmarket area of Edinburgh you are literally rubbing shoulders with mass murderers and literary legends. The Grassmarket was a marketplace for horse and cattle from the 14th century until the early 19th century and was also one…

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The Witches Well

As you walk up Castlehill and enter the massive esplanade in front of Edinburgh Castle cast your mind back to darker times. This area, which is now used for parking and the annual Edinburgh Military Tattoo, was once the place where innocent people accused of…

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The Heart of Midlothian

As you pass St. Giles Cathedral on the Royal Mile be sure to cast your eyes to the ground and lookout for the Heart of Midlothian, a mosaic set in the cobbles of the pavement in the shape of a heart.   This heart shaped mosaic…

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Greyfriars Kirkyard Mortsafes

As thousands of people flock to Greyfriars Kirkyard each year to see the final resting place of Greyfriars Bobby the devoted Skye Terrier that the Kirkyard is famous for. They may find themselves walking past these strange cage-like structures half buried in the ground and…

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Wojtek ‘The Soldier Bear’ Memorial

In Princes Street Gardens just of Princes Street you will find Wojtek the Soldier Bear memorial.  Unveiled on November 7th 2015 the bronze statue commemorates Wojtek a brown bear as well as the Polish soldiers who fought in WW2.   The story begins in Iran in…

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