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111 Places in Edinburgh

That You Shouldn't Miss


Edinburgh is rightly celebrated for its famous historical and cultural attractions. But for the discerning visitor it has much more to offer away from the well-worn tourist trail. This book takes you to hidden corners and secret sights in this city of contrasts, exploring fascinating locations unknown even to most residents, and revealing unexpected aspects of some familiar local landmarks. Marvel at a unique underground temple hewn out of the living rock and learn how a world-famous illusionist came to be buried here – with his dog. Discover the human stories behind a wide range of places, both exceptional and commonplace, bringing to life the greatly varied cityscape where people have been leaving their mark for at least 5,000 years.

111 Places in Edinburgh

That You Shouldn't Miss

Gillian Tait

Contains numerous colour photographs

240 pages

13,5 x 20,5 cm

5,25 in. x 8 in.
ISBN: 978-3-7408-1476-2


£ 13.99
$ 23.95

Gillian Tait

Gillian Tait was born in Edinburgh, and grew up in other parts of Scotland. She studied art history and painting conservation at the universities of Edinburgh and London respectively, and worked for many years in the museum sector in Scotland, England and the USA. More recently she has occupied her time as a writer, editor and photographer, while indulging her passions for travel, singing and performing in opera, operetta and musical theatre, and improving her Italian. 111 Places in Edinburgh That You Shouldn’t Miss was her first book in this series. She subsequently contributed to 111 Places in Glasgow That You Shouldn’t Miss as photographer and editor, and her latest book as both author and photographer is 111 Places in Fife That You Shouldn’t Miss. She lives in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town. 



Daily Record

"A fascinating new guide into Edinburgh's lesser known secret locations"

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