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ABOUT US

We connect people to their heritage.

Edinburgh World Heritage is an independent charity that aims to ensure the city’s World Heritage status benefits everyone. We want to connect people to their heritage in everything we do – through the conservation of historic buildings, delivering improvements to public places, or engaging people directly through education.

See the city

Explore Edinburgh

Learn about the Old & New Towns of Edinburgh, see highlights of the World Heritage Site, and explore its iconic buildings, monuments and streets.

ENHANCING EDINBURGH & BEYOND

Projects

See what we do – you’ll find some of our completed projects here, both local and international.

WE ARE HERE TO HELP

Funding & Advice

Do you live in a historic building? Apply for a grant from our Conservation Funding Programme, or get advice on looking after your historic property, and how to make it more energy efficient.

Classroom resources & practical skills

Learning

Get online resources for classroom lessons on Edinburgh’s fascinating history, and discover how you can learn traditional building skills through training and apprenticeships.

Support our work

Get Involved

Join our membership programme and enjoy exclusive events around Edinburgh’s World Heritage Site, make a donation, become a volunteer, sign up to our newsletter and more.

NEWS

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11-10-2019

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Edinburgh steps in to help save Turkey’s heritage at risk

Edinburgh World Heritage, the charity responsible for the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh World Heritage Site, has just completed…


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28-08-2019

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Director’s Notes – August 2019

Cities evolve and change, with each new resident adding something to the rich brew of memories and ideas that join…


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23-08-2019

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Place attachment | Connecting emotionally to your heritage

You can probably think of somewhere in your neighbourhood or your city that you feel emotionally attached to. This feeling…


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