Edinburgh World Heritage - Is My Property Listed


Is My Property Listed

World Heritage Site status does not bring any extra controls, it is protected by identifying listed buildings and conservation areas.

So if you live in the Old or New Town you may need permission to make exterior or interior changes to your building.

Listed buildings – buildings of architectural or historical interest are listed as category A (national or international importance), B (regional or more than local importance), or C (local importance)... Read more

  • Around 75% of the buildings within the World Heritage Site are listed.

Conservation areas - protect the historic character of an area. Not only buildings, but also features such as trees, parks, paving and street furniture... Read more

  • All the World Heritage Site is protected by the Old Town, New Town, Dean Village and West End Conservation Areas.

Click here to find out if your building is listed or in a Conservation Area

Questions about listed buildings or conservation areas?

City of Edinburgh Council, Planning Help Desk
0131 529 3596, helpdesk.planning@edinburgh.gov.uk

Recent Projects

From the three year Twelve Monuments Project to the major restoration of Well Court.


EWH Historic Home Guides, Annual Reviews and the World Heritage Site Management Plan available for download.

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