Edinburgh World Heritage - Trails



Follow our walking trails of the World Heritage Site and discover the hidden gems of the Old and New Towns.

House Histories

Invites you to discover the stories hidden behind the facades of Edinburgh's historic buildings.

Auld Reekie

Discover every day life in Georgian Edinburgh and explore the Old and New Towns.

Athens of the North

Explore the New Town and find out how Edinburgh became the 'Athens of the North'.

Meet the West Enders

Explore the historic streets of Edinburgh's West End and discover the West Enders of the past.

Sense of Place

Find out the fascinating history of Edinburgh's public squares and gardens. Download the heritage trails and listen to the podcasts.

University Heritage Trail

Since its foundation in 1583, the University of Edinburgh has been storingly linked to the city itself. Use this trail to guide around some of the most important historic buildings on the university campus.

Edinburgh Graveyards Trail

Explore five historic graveyards in the World Heritage Site with a series of fascinating trails.

Walk in the footsteps of... Robert Louis Stevenson

The famous author of ‘Treasure Island’ and other classics was born and bred in Edinburgh. Find out how the city and its architecture inspired his writing.

Discover the World Heritage Site the green way!

Leave your car at home, take the Green Map and explore the World Heritage Site on foot.


Listen to city guides and interviews, browse the image galleries and watch the stunning time lapse videos.


Visit our learning site to download lesson plan, browse resources and find out about our schools programme.


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