Edinburgh World Heritage - The Graveyards


The Graveyards

Together, the five World Heritage Site Graveyards hold exceptional significance as a record of Edinburgh’s transition from a 15th century medieval burgh to a European Enlightenment city of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Yet each graveyard also has its own distinctive character and rich history. Follow the links below to learn more.

Canongate Kirkyard

Greyfriars Kirkyard

St Cuthbert's Kirkyard

Old Calton Burial Ground

New Calton Burial Ground



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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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