Tag: history

Doors Open Day 2015


Sunday 27th is day two of the 2015 Edinburgh Doors Open Day – a chance to visit buildings and sites not usually open to the public, or extra events being held at places which are accessible year round. Many are on or near the paths, perfect for visiting as many as possible by bike. Download [...]


Tramworks force monument relocation?

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History repeats itself, and so it was that tramworks on Princes Street in 1926 led to the removal of a famous Edinburgh landmark – the Sinclair Fountain at the West End, which can now be found on the cycle paths, at Stedfastgate, overlooking the Water of Leith. The Sinclair Fountain was erected by novelist and [...]


History: Lamb’s House, Leith


Lamb’s House was probably one of the finest merchants’ houses in Scotland in the 16th and 17th centuries. It is an impressive four storey A listed building with crow-stepped gables, tall chimneys and massive fireplaces. Historians are unsure of it…


History: Leith Links, home of Golf?

Leith Links was home to Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, and golf has been played here since at least 1552. The first official rules for a golf tournament were written here in 1744 and they form the basis of the modern gold rules, as playe…


History: Golf on Bruntsfield Links


Golf has been played on Bruntsfield LInks since the 15th century, and the Bruntsfield Links Golfing Society, formed in 1761 with members playing over a 6 hole course, is the fourth oldest golf club in the world and celebrated its 250th anniversary…


History: The Meadows

This famous local park — through which many people walk or cycle every day on their routes to work, university, or school — can get slightly puddle-y in Edinburgh’s inclement weather. Not everyone knows, though, that it actually used to be a loc…


History: Trinity Railway Station

Tucked away at the end of the Canonmills to Trinity path is the old Trinity Railway Station with the platforms opposite, hidden beneath the undergrowth. The station is now a private residence. The Edinburgh, Leith and Newhaven Railway line opened …