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Paolozzi at Large

Explore Eduardo Paolozzi's public work around Edinburgh, celebrating his deep connection with the city.

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House Histories

Discover the fascinating layers of history that lie hidden behind the stone facades of Edinburgh’s historic buildings.

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Meet the West Enders

Explore the West End of Edinburgh and learn about some of the famous figures who are associated with this part of the city.

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Walk in the footsteps of Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson is one of Scotland's greatest writers and is associated with many spaces and buildings across the city. We invite you to walk in his footsteps.

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Food Heritage

The Edinburgh Food Heritage Trail offers a way to experience the city’s World Heritage Site, revealing some of the hidden links between the city’s unique built heritage and its food traditions.

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University Heritage

A guide for visitors to some of the most significant buildings on the University of Edinburgh’s campus.

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Auld Reekie

Traces of poet Robert Fergusson’s Auld Reekie still exist today and by following this trail you can walk in his footsteps and experience life in the old city.

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Athens Of The North

Explore the monuments and buildings that helped shape Edinburgh's image as the 'Athens of the North'

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Sense of Place

A selection of Edinburgh's most iconic landmarks, all within easy walking distance.

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Graveyards

Discover some of the buried stories of the five internationally-important graveyards within Edinburgh's World Heritage Site.

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Explore the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh

The Old and New Towns of Edinburgh are one of the most beautiful cityscapes in the world, inscribed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1995. The unique character of the city comes from the striking contrast between the medieval Old Town and the Georgian New Town, with each area containing many significant historic buildings. Use the interactive map above, or find our historical maps. Another good starting place for getting to know the World Heritage Site is our new exhibition at the Tron.

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