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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

The Latest From The Blog

16-04-2019

News

Appointment of Chair of Trustees

Edinburgh World Heritage is seeking an individual with drive and enthusiasm to replace Dr Brian Lang CBE, FRSE, in chairing…


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15-03-2019

News

Adam Smith and Panmure House: Saving an Edinburgh Landmark

Panmure House was the final residence of Adam Smith, who lived there from 1778 to 1790. This important 17th century…


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26-02-2019

News

Historic Jacob’s Ladder re-opens, connecting Old and New Towns of Edinburgh

Jacob’s Ladder, the steep pathway carved into the volcanic rock of Calton Hill, will re-open today following the completion of…


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