Edinburgh s Historic Mile

This work contains the stories of the many closes and wynds of the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, from the castle to the palace.

Edinburgh s Historic Mile

This work contains the stories of the many closes and wynds of the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, from the castle to the palace. It is written with all the knowledge and experience the Witchery Tours have gathered in 15 years of answering queries, and is full of quirky, fun and interesting stories.

A Guide to the Royal Mile

A Guide to the Royal Mile


Close Encounters in the Royal Mile

This is a walking guide to the closes, wynds, courts and pends of the old town of Edinburgh. It contains historical information about the famous inhabitants and the buildings of the Canongate and the High Street of Edinburgh.

Close Encounters in the Royal Mile

This is a walking guide to the closes, wynds, courts and pends of the old town of Edinburgh. It contains historical information about the famous inhabitants and the buildings of the Canongate and the High Street of Edinburgh.

A Walk Down Edinburgh s Royal Mile

The book concludes with a bibliography and some suggestions for further reading. If you enjoy this book then why not continue your journey by purchasing the companion title 'A Walk Through Edinburgh's New Town.'

A Walk Down Edinburgh s Royal Mile

Writing in 1824, the author and future publisher Robert Chambers described Edinburgh as "a truly romantic place" and that for visitors it offered " a perfectly unique scene, and one which, once contemplated, was not easily to be forgotten." What the young Robert Chambers wrote some 200 years ago still holds true today for the thousands of local folk and visitors who walk down Edinburgh's historic Royal Mile. There can be few streets anywhere in the world that are so steeped in history. Stretching from the Castlehill lying in the shadow of the majestic Edinburgh Castle, then running down the quaintly named Lawnmarket, the Royal Mile then enters the ancient High Street itself before descending down the Canongate past the Scottish Parliament building and finally ending at the Royal Palace of Holyrood. For well over a 1000 years, the Royal Mile has been at the heart of Scotland's capital city. 'A Walk Down Edinburgh's Royal Mile' is intended both as a guide book for our many visitors and as an informative reference book for those, perhaps living far away as expatriate Scots, who have an interest in Edinburgh's unique story. 'A Walk Down Edinburgh's Royal Mile' will also take you off the historic street into some of the ancient closes and wynds which run north to the present-day New Town and south to the Grassmarket and the Cowgate. Many visitors on the Royal Mile pass these by unaware of their treasure trove of tales. Here you will find some of the best stories such as the marital problems of Lady Stair, the ill-luck of Deacon Brodie, the unsolved murder of Thomas Begbie the bank messenger and the murderous activities of the villainous Burke and Hare. The book will introduce you to some of the remarkable characters who have made this journey. Here you will meet such Scottish monarchs as Robert Bruce, James IV and Mary, Queen of Scots. They are joined by other iconic Scots such as Bonnie Prince Charlie, Sir Walter Scott, John Knox, Elsie Inglis and Robert Burns. Here too you will find an assortment of characters including a notorious warlock, assassins, murderers, thieves, a servant boy roasted on a spit and a town councillor shot dead by a 10 years' old schoolboy. Your journey will introduce you to some colourful eccentrics including Lord Monboddo who first suggested our descent from apes and Hugo Arnot, the asthmatic lawyer, whose 'History of Edinburgh', published in 1779, gives us an invaluable account of the dramatic changes taking place in the city in the second half of the 18th century. Sharing your journey are some true Edinburgh 'local heroes' - George Drummond, six times elected as Lord Provost who was the driving inspiration behind the planned New Town; John Kay, the caricaturist who during a career that spanned more than 30 years from 1785 to 1807, has left us images and pen portraits of several hundred of his contemporaries who he observed from his little premises nestling behind St Giles Kirk, Sir William Chambers, another reforming Lord Provost and Sir Patrick Geddes the late 19th century conservationist who fought to preserve what little was left of the historic Old Town from civic destruction. Nor must we forget the celebrated 'Golden Age' of the late 18th century when Edinburgh rejoiced in the reputation of such intellectual giants as David Hume, Adam Smith, William Robertson, Adam Ferguson and James Hutton. What a cast of characters! 'A Walk Down Edinburgh's Royal Mile' draws from several contemporary sources in describing such events as the Great Fire of 1824 and the murder of David Rizzio, secretary to Mary, Queen of Scots. The book is generously illustrated with pictures of the Royal Mile as we can enjoy it today as well as contemporary prints and drawings. The book concludes with a bibliography and some suggestions for further reading. If you enjoy this book then why not continue your journey by purchasing the companion title 'A Walk Through Edinburgh's New Town.'

On the Trail of William Wallace

Reportage Scotland : History in the Making Louise Yeoman ISBN O 946487 61 8 PBK £ 9.99 Edinburgh's Historic Mile ... of Scotland's musical heritage GW Lockhart ISBN O 946487 38 3 PBK £ 7.95 FOOD AND DRINK Edinburgh & Leith Pub Guide ...

On the Trail of William Wallace

The film Braveheart was a great inspiration to people all over the world. This is the true story of Braveheart, William Wallace, Scotland's great liberator. Ross chronicles his effect on the landscape of Scotland as we know it today. This book will hold the attention of the casual reader and entice the more knowledgeable historian.

A Passion for Scotland

FOOD AND DRINK Listen to the Trees Don MacCaskill 0946487 65 O PB £ 9.99 ISLANDS Edinburgh and Leith Pub Guide ... Rum Archie Cameron 0946487 17 0 PB £ 7.95 Edinburgh's Historic Mile Duncan Priddle 0946487 97 9 PB £ 2.99 Pilgrims in the ...

A Passion for Scotland

The Scotland of the past and the Scotland of the future. That is the essence of A Passion for Scotland, and its author David Ross takes the reader on a passionate journey through the story of this country, which stirs the primal fires from the opening lines. It is a personal, patriotic yet unbiased view of the path the Scots have taken, and of the path they are trying to forge into the 21st century, and is fascinating and moving by turns. It provides a wealth of material on Scotland, from history through to politics through to travel. But it is also an impassioned call to his fellow countrymen. Inside this book you will find out about Wallace and Bruce, Montrose, the Jacobites, John McLean, and Tartan Day USA. You will find out ?what makes a Scot?. Plus, revealed for the first time, details of the final resting places of all Scotland?s kings and queens.

The Royal Mile

Daiches, David, Edinburgh (Granada Publishing: 1978) Dawson, Jane E. A., Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford University Press: 2004). ... Dennison, Patricia, Holyrood and Canongate: A Thousand Years of History.

The Royal Mile

A comprehensive illustrated guide to Edinburgh's Royal Mile.

Rick Steves Snapshot Edinburgh

The city is protecting its historic look. The Inn on the Mile next door was once a fancy bank with a lavish interior. As modern banks are moving away from city centers, their sumptuous buildings are being converted into ornate pubs and ...

Rick Steves Snapshot Edinburgh

With Rick Steves, Edinburgh is yours to discover! This slim guide excerpted from Rick Steves Scotland includes: Rick's firsthand, up-to-date advice on Edinburgh's best sights, restaurants, hotels, and more, plus tips to beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps Top sights and local experiences: Visit ancient Edinburgh Castle and stroll the Royal Mile, uncover Scottish history at the National Museum of Scotland, or hike to the peak of Arthur's Seat for incredible views of the city. Go on a literary pub tour, sample whisky at a tasting, and tap your foot to traditional folk music at a local favorite spot Helpful maps and self-guided walking tours to keep you on track With selective coverage and Rick's trusted insight into the best things to do and see, Rick Steves Snapshot Edinburgh is truly a tour guide in your pocket. Exploring beyond Edinburgh? Pick up Rick Steves Scotland for comprehensive coverage, detailed itineraries, and essential information for planning a countrywide trip.

The Topographical Statistical and Historical Gazetteer of Scotland I Z

Loch - an - Daal , which interminus ( Causewayend ) from Glasgow , is about 26 dents it on the south side to the depth of 2 miles , miles , —and from Edinburgh , in a direct line , 19 and leaves an isthmus of only about 14 mile to the ...

The Topographical  Statistical  and Historical Gazetteer of Scotland  I Z


Black Enterprise

So the past and its secrets lie beneath your feet as you drink a "pint" in a pub or stroll down Edinburgh's historic Royal Mile. The Royal Mile is an ancient street that winds its way from Edinburgh Castle, an 1 1th century fortress, ...

Black Enterprise

BLACK ENTERPRISE is the ultimate source for wealth creation for African American professionals, entrepreneurs and corporate executives. Every month, BLACK ENTERPRISE delivers timely, useful information on careers, small business and personal finance.

Insight Guides Great Breaks Edinburgh

Tour 1: Old Town and Edinburgh Castle This walk of the heart of the old city is just over 1.5 miles (2km), ... Scotch Whisky Experience Edinburgh Castle Edinburgh's most important historical sight and the centre of the city's tourism, ...

Insight Guides Great Breaks Edinburgh

Great Breaks Edinburgh is a compact travel guide that combines snappy text with full-colour photography to highlight the very best that this lively city has to offer. The Walks and Tours section suggests various routes around the city in order to discover the key sights that you will not want to miss; from a wander around the historic scenery and bustling pubs of the Old Town and Edinburgh Castle, to the ancient buildings and spectacular views of the Palace of Holyroodhouse and Arthur's Seat. Each walk offers a selection of places to eat and drink as you go and clear maps plot all the major sights. The Overview chapter offers some historical context to your trip and suggests some venues to experience Edinburgh's vibrant entertainment and festival scene along the way. The Travel Tips section lists the active pursuits and themed holidays you could try, along with essential practical information and our selective hotel recommendations. Edinburgh's Top 10 helps you to plan how best to spend your time and experience the very best of Scotland's capital. About Insight Guides: Insight Guides has over 40 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides. We produce around 400 full-color print guide books and maps as well as picture-packed eBooks to meet different travelers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture together create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure. 'Insight Guides has spawned many imitators but is still the best of its type.' - Wanderlust Magazine

On the Trail of Queen Victoria in the Highlands

Alongside drinking numerous pints , he has managed to compile enough historical anecdote and practical information ... Edinburgh's Historic Mile Duncan Priddle ISBN O 946487 97 9 PBK £ 2.99 This ancient thoroughfare runs downwards and ...

On the Trail of Queen Victoria in the Highlands

Award-winning author and mountaineer follows in the footsteps of the woman as well as the monarch who came to see the Highlands as her retreat and solace. This historical biography cum guide book has a wealth of new material about "Mrs Brown". From her short walks to her large scale expeditions and her days out on the mountains, her experiences add to any walker's enjoyment of the region. It includes maps, line drawings, and never before seen photographs from the Washington Wilson collection.

Edinburgh and Its Neighbourhood Geological and Historical

of Edinburgh , —the deciding incident in its history that took place ere it was born . ... In the year 1600 , Edinburgh was little more than half a mile in length , by little more than a quarter of a mile in breadth .

Edinburgh and Its Neighbourhood  Geological and Historical


Rick Steves Scotland

Edinburgh Tour Guides offers a good historical walk (without all the ghosts and goblins). Their Royal Mile tour is a gentle three-hour downhill stroll from the top of the Mile to the palace (£25; daily at 9:30 and 19:00—evening tour is ...

Rick Steves Scotland

Whether you take the high road or the low road, Scotland is yours to explore with Rick Steves! Inside Rick Steves Scotland you'll find: Comprehensive coverage for spending two weeks or more exploring Scotland Rick's strategic advice on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favorites Top sights and hidden gems, from the wild beauty of Orkney Islands and the Hebrides to cozy corner pubs in Edinburgh How to connect with local culture: Chat with experts on the Speyside Whisky Trail, cheer on the locals at a Highland Games event, or try authentic haggis Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps with Rick's candid, humorous insight The best places to eat, sleep, and relax with a dram of scotch Self-guided walking tours of lively neighborhoods and historic sites Detailed neighborhood maps and a fold-out regional map for exploring on the go Useful resources including a packing list, a phrase book of Scottish slang, a historical overview, and recommended reading Over 400 bible-thin pages include everything worth seeing without weighing you down Complete, up-to-date information on Edinburgh, Glasgow, Stirling, St. Andrews, the Scottish Highlands, Oban, Mull, Iona, Staffa, Glencoe, Fort William, Inverness, Loch Ness, Pitiochry, Balmoral Castle, the Isle of Skye, Wester Ross, the Orkney Islands, and more Make the most of every day and every dollar with Rick Steves Scotland. Spending less than two weeks in Scotland? Hit the highlights with Rick Steves Best of Scotland.

The Rough Guide to Europe on a Budget

HAUNTED EDINBURGH From serial-killing corpse-dealers Burke and Hare to the malevolent Mackenzie Poltergeist, ... Leith Once rough-round-the-edges Leith, Edinburgh's historic port two miles northwest of the city centre, ...

The Rough Guide to Europe on a Budget

The Rough Guide to Europe on a Budget has all you need to know for an out-of-this-world trip that won't affect your credit rating. Leave financial woes behind and get to grips with every corner of the continent, from awe-inspiring Stonehenge to the jaw-dropping Sistine Chapel, blissful beaches on Croatia's Brac and cool beers in Budapest's ruin pubs. Handy itineraries will help you decide your route, clear, colour-coded maps let you plan your days and gorgeous photos will have you rearing to go. Combined with in-depth descriptions of all the key sights and painstakingly researched recommendations for the best hostels, hotels, campsites, cafés, restaurants, bars and clubs, The Rough Guide to Europe on a Budget reveals the continent in all its glory, without breaking the bank. And if you do feel like splashing out occasionally, "treat yourself" boxes offer inspiration - take a dip in the rooftop pool at Bath's Thermae Spa or track down Wroclaw's most mouthwatering pierogi, for example. Make the most of your European adventure with The Rough Guide to Europe on a Budget that includes countries like Albania, Austria, Belgium & Luxembourg, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Morocco, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and Ukraine.

Rick Steves Great Britain

Edinburgh Tour Guides offers a good historical walk (without all the ghosts and goblins). Their Royal Mile tour is a gentle three-hour downhill stroll from the top of the Mile to the palace (£25; daily at 9:30 and 19:00—evening tour is ...

Rick Steves Great Britain

From the craggy beauty of the Scottish Highlands to cosmopolitan London, Great Britain is yours to discover with Rick Steves! Inside Rick Steves Great Britain you'll find: Comprehensive coverage for spending two weeks or more exploring England, Wales, and Scotland Rick's strategic advice on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favorites Top sights and hidden gems, from Stonehenge and Shakespeare's Globe Theatre to whisky distilleries and corner pubs How to connect with culture: Try haggis or a Scotch pie, catch a show in SoHo, or chat with locals in a cozy Welsh tavern Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps with Rick's candid, humorous insight The best places to eat, sleep, and relax with a pint Self-guided walking tours of charming villages, historic sites, and museums Detailed maps throughout, plus a handy fold-out map for exploring on-the-go Useful resources including a packing list, a historical overview, and recommended reading Over 1,000 bible-thin pages include everything worth seeing without weighing you down Complete, up-to-date information on London, Windsor, Cambridge, Bath, Glastonbury, Wells, Avebury, Stonehenge, Salisbury, South Wales, the Cotswolds, Stratford-upon-Avon, Ironbridge Gorge, Liverpool, the Lake District, York, Durham and Northeast England, Conwy, Caernarfon, Snowdonia National Park, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Stirling, St. Andrews, Oban and the Inner Hebrides, Glencoe and Fort William, Inverness, Loch Ness, and more Make the most of every day and every dollar with Rick Steves Great Britain.

The Rough Guide to Edinburgh

Arthur's Seat A CHAPTER 3 • HOLYROOD AND ARTHUR'S SEAT t the foot of the Canongate section of the Royal Mile lies Holyrood , Edinburgh's historic royal quarter and the site of the seventeenth - century Palace of Holyroodhouse , where ...

The Rough Guide to Edinburgh

This pocket handbook to Scotland's capital contains informed accounts of all the city's historic buildings, galleries and attractions from the ancient Castle to the new National Museum of Scotland. The guide includes the pick of the day trips - from Glasgow, Stirling and St Andrews to Highland walks and sandy beaches.

Edinburgh

A Cultural and Literary History Donald Campbell ... The road that runs between High Riggs and the Royal Mile is known as the Cowgate , the name deriving from the fact that this was a route that farmers took when driving their cattle to ...

Edinburgh

Part of the Cities of the Imagination series, this is an in-depth cultural, historical, and literary guide by a lifelong native to Scotland's vibrant capital and home to one of the world's greatest arts festivals.

Student Life in a Class Society

In Edinburgh University the various departments are scattered, but there are marked concentrations which underlie the sciences—arts division which ... within walking distance of Edinburgh's historic Royal Mile, increases the disparity.

Student Life in a Class Society

Student Life in a Class Society covers specific topics within the general field of social anthropology. This book discusses the social class composition and influence in the student body of the University of Edinburgh, as well as the motives of students entering the university. This book is composed of four parts, encompassing 16 chapters. The first parts deal first with the curvilinear model of organizational change in societies; research methods; social class as a factor in participation in and leadership of student organizations; spatial factors in social relations; relevance of social class in defined social situation; and cultural factors in social relations. These parts also looks into the general reactions of students and their families. The remaining parts consider the concepts of student’s social mobility and social motility, the students’ attitude to university expansion, and the students in control and rebellion. These parts are also concerned with the structural distances and institutional socialization, as well as the research problems in education. The book can provide useful information to psychologists, teachers, students, and researchers.