The illustration shows the area in the West Port not far from Tanner’s Close where William Burke and William Hare lodged. The Half Moon Battery can be seen in the background.
Greyfriars Bobby appears in the film “Burke and Hare” starring Simon Pegg as William Burke and Andy Serkis as William Hare. Burke and Hare supplied bodies to the medical schools during the 1820s which would make the terrier over fifty years old when he passed away.
The railway lines run past the Well House Tower which stands at the base of the Castle Rock. A small bridge allows pedestrians to cross to West Princes Street Gardens not far from the tower.
The painting by Robert Sanderson shows a drill parade on the Castle esplanade. The painting is part of the City Art Centre collection. The artist also painted a portrait of Greyfriars Bobby which is owned privately. Painters, past and present, have depicted Edinburgh in countless different ways as both a backdrop and as the subject […]
The railway lines run past Wallace’s Cradle or termed the Crane Bastion.The reason for the more popular name of this structure is unknown.
East Princes and West Princes Street Gardens are connected by three tunnels which run under the Mound. The railway lines run past the north side of the Castle towards the west end of the city.
From January 2020 until January 2022, Edinburgh World Heritage will focus on the history and monuments in Greyfriars Kirkyard. Check out: Making Lasting Impressions: Greyfriars Kirkyard Community Learning and Interpretation Project funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.
The weekly Sunday morning service has resumed at Greyfriars Kirk. The historic church which is 400 hundred years old this year is open to visitors on Thursdays from 11.00 am till 4.00pm To receive a weekly newsletter contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
The railway line from the Waverley runs through East and West Princes Street Gardens.
The plan shows the position of the booking office and the stationmaster’s office. The station clock which was linked to the time gun circuit was supplied by James Ritchie & Son.