Edinburgh World Heritage

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The Bow Well

The Bow Well
In 1674 the city’s got its first piped water supply, with wells like this designed by the King’s Master Mason Robert Mylne…


The Killing Time

The Killing Time
In the 1680s over a hundred people were executed in the Grassmarket because of their religious faith.….


Rule of the Mob - Porteous Riot

Rule of the Mob - Porteous Riot
The Grassmarket was the scene of one of Edinburgh’s most notorious riots, in September 1736.


Secret Romance at the White Hart

Secret Romance at the White Hart
The White Hart is one of Edinburgh’s oldest pubs, linked to famous poets and once infamous for offering secret marriages…..


The Wizard of the West Bow

The Wizard of the West Bow
Major Weir,‘the Wizard of the West Bow’, who was executed for witchcraft in 1670 lived not far from this spot.


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