Please join us for a fascinating evening as we explore the history of the World Heritage Site through the National Library of Scotland’s outstanding map collection, with Dr Christopher Fleet, Curator of Maps and author of ‘Mapping the City’, published by Birlinn. The National Library’s collection of Edinburgh city views and maps stretches back to the 17th century, and, seen together, they allow us to follow the development of the city from the time of Mary Queen of Scots to the present day.  Tickets are £4 for members and £8 for non-members 
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Date: Thursday 25 February 2021
Start time: 6pm

Dowie’s Tavern

The illustration by Phillimore shows Dowie’s Tavern which later became Burns Tavern as the the poet was known to have visited the public house. Demolished to make way for George IV Bridge which began construction in 1827. It may have been one of the last buildings to be demolished during the 1830s. According to some records the tavern was demolished in 1881 but this may relate to a second Burns Tavern, possibly built by the owner of the first.