Let's Explore Edinburgh Old Town

Let's Explore Edinburgh Old Town


Anne Bruce English

ISBN: 9780946487981

Binding: paperback

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The Old Town of Edinburgh has everything. At the highest point is a huge castle. At the foot of the hill there's a palace. Between them are secret gardens, a museum full of toys, a statue of the world famous Greyfriars Bobby, and much more besides. There were murders here too (think of Burke and Hare). There's mystery - is preacher John Knox really buried under parking space 44? And then there are the ghosts of Mary King's Close. You can find out about all this and more in this guide. Read the tales of the Old Town, check out the short quizzes and the Twenty Questions page (all the answers are given), and you'll have plenty to see and do.

Table of contents:

Fire and Ice, 1
The Old Town, 3
Danger Gardyloo, 4
The Royal Mile, 5
The 21st Century, 7
Castle and Esplanade, 9
Castlehill and Lawnmarket, Greyfriars Church and Churchyard, 17
High Street 1, 22
The Great Fire of 1842 Five, Four, Three, Two, One, 30
High Street 2, 32
The Canongate and Holyrood, 39
Ghost Tales of the Old Town, 47
People of the Old Town, 51
Words, Words, Words, 56
Twenty Questions, 57 Answers, 58