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Edinburgh City Walks

Edinburgh City Walks

by: Margot Mc Murdo
This colourful guide book contains 15 short, fun and entertaining walks exploring Edinburgh. These routes take you to the historic Old Town's ghostly haunts, to the grandeur of the Georgian New Town and to the volcanic heights of Calton Hill, Arthur's Seat and Blackford Hill. The walks are packed with amazing, stranger-than-fiction true stories from Deacon Brodie and Greyfriars Bobby to golfing legends and pigs in blankets. Plus, en-route, see the city's best architecture and panoramic views, and visit first-class galleries, museums and gardens.

There are intriguing tales of the events and personalities that have shaped Edinburgh, expertly told by locally based Scottish Tourist Guide Margot McMurdo. Find where Maggie Dickson survived the gallows, visit where JK Rowling first wrote Harry Potter and sample the delights of Britannia's Royal Deck Tea Room.

Each of the walk chapters begins with a summary of its features together with start and finish locations and distance. There are navigation instructions and clear coloured maps plus lots of information about everything of interest along the way. Most of the walks are between 1 and 2 miles in length.

The walk locations and themes are:
Royal Mile, Witches, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde - 0.5 mile
Royal Mile, Cannonballs, Cadies and Salt Sellers - 0.5 mile
Royal Mile, John Knox, Adam Smith and a White Horse - 0.5 mile
Royal Mile, From Television to the End of the World - 0.5 mile
Calton Hill and Old Calton Graveyard - 2 miles
Grassmarket and Greyfriars - 1.5 miles
Georgian New Town - 2.75 miles
Arthur's Seat and Holyrood Park - 3 miles
Stockbridge and the Royal Botanic Gardens - 3.75 miles
Leith - 4.5 miles
Edinburgh's Museums - 1.5 miles
Bruntsfield - 1.75 miles
Duddingston Village and Loch - 2.75 miles
Morningside, Braid and Blackford - 5.25 miles
Edinburgh's Galleries - 4.5 miles

ISBN 9780319090343 Pages 96 (2017) 132mm x 228mm

Price: 9.50