The Earl of Morton is buried at the foot of Greyfriars kirkyard
The weekly Sunday morning service has resumed at Greyfriars Kirk. The historic church which is 400 hundred years old this year will not be open to visitors this Thursday as the church will being used for recording. To receive a weekly newsletter contact: email@example.com
The illustration from James Grant’s ‘Old and New Edinburgh’ shows the West Meadows during the 19th century. The Meadows provided a playground for the children living in the industrial area of Fountainbridge including Sir Sean Connery and his brother Neil. The One o’ clock Gun originally fired from the Half Moon Battery which can be seen in the distance. Sir Sean will be sadly missed.
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 of great art. In this live EWH event, the panel will share and talk about some of their favourite Edinburgh paintings, and discuss why the city has been such an inspiration for artists over the years. Special guests include Scottish watercolourist Hugh Buchanan, RSA New Contemporaries 2020 young artist Lyndsey Mackenzie and Patricia Allerston, who is chief curator of European and Scottish art and portraiture at the National Galleries of Scotland. Tickets are free for new members of Edinburgh World Heritage.
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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.