Every city has its hidden secrets, the places where visitors can uncover the unique places and traces of the past that give a modern city its character.

From macabre plaques in cemeteries, to last remnants of long-lost cinemas, to the hidden views that only locals know.

EdinburghGems.com shows the scraps of history that make Edinburgh the fascinating city it is today, I hope you enjoy learning more about the Athens of the North.

The only city in the world with an Old Town and a New Town, where the New Town is still more than 200 years old.  It’s the windy city, with chilly gusts off the North Sea.  It’s the city of seven hills, you’re either walking up a hill or down one, or maybe that’s seventeen hills.

Let’s investigate the nooks and crannies of the city of Burke and Hare; Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde; and Miss Brodie and Inspector Rebus.




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