info ticker

history

WIZARDS OF WEST BOW

The city’s historic West Bow is situated at the foot of Victoria Street. Legend has it that the street’s unusual name (Bow) evolved from ancient times when a bowman could reach the area from [...]

GEDDES GARDEN

Our Garden This was the name given by local children to the West Port Garden which opened in 1910. At the time the West Port was a cavernous street of soot-blackened tenements, running uphill [...]

CALZEAT

Calzeat & Co Ltd is one of Scotland’s premier manufacturers of high quality jacquard textile products with an emphasis on design, value and customer service. Founded in 1974, Calzeat [...]

GREYFRIARS KIRK – CHURCHYARD

Greyfriars Kirk, a worshipping congregation of the Church of Scotland is in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town where a church has stood since 1620. We try to be a welcoming, inclusive community [...]

GREYFRIARS BOBBY STATUE

In 1850 a gardener called John Gray, together with his wife Jess and son John, arrived in Edinburgh. Unable to find work as a gardener he avoided the workhouse by joining the Edinburgh Police [...]

Maggie Dicksons

One of the “classics” in Grassmarket, it’s a good place to have a beer with friends. Although it’s a bit small, they have renovated it and it’s really nice and [...]

Beehive Inn

The Beehive Inn Their menu is packed with Great British pub food classics, including iconic dishes like their hand-battered fish and chips, pie and mash and succulent burgers. Drinks include a [...]

Knights Vault

The Knights Vault has a wide range of gifts based on history but brought into the present. from heraldic surname histories to Lord of The Rings replica swords. The Knights Vault. Based in the [...]

FREE TOURS @ NATIONAL MUSEUM SCOTLAND

FREE guided themed tours at National Museum of Scotland! Why not explore everything from Scotland’s history to the supernatural. Themed tours take place every day at 3pm. Join them for a [...]

Walk Edinburgh Tours

Walk Edinburgh are a walking tour company concentrating primarily on the Old Town area of the city centre in Edinburgh. We have a passion for the city’s rich history and traditions and we [...]