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Edinburgh, Scotland

Northern Lighthouse Board

A miniature of a lighthouse acts as a beacon for what transpires inside this location.
Edinburgh, Scotland

'BEACHCOMBER'

A public art installation with a nautical themed poem, enhances this pedestrian street.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Charlotte Square

This city square dates back to the Scottish Enlightenment and was home to some of Scotland's brightest minds.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Binns Clock

This historic timepiece was a popular meeting place for romantic rendezvous in the 1960s.
Edinburgh, Scotland

St. John's Churchyard Branch Sculpture

The artwork mysteriously appeared within an Edinburgh cemetery.
Edinburgh, Scotland

‘A Canine Connection’

This sculpture commemorates Edinburgh's sister city and their respective celebrity dogs.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Wojtek the Soldier Bear Memorial

A statue in the heart of Edinburgh honors a bear that served in the Polish military during World War II.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Netherbow Bell

The bell that once tolled atop a lost Edinburgh gate now hangs for all to see.
Edinburgh, Scotland

World's End Close

This otherwise ordinary close on the Royal Mile constituted the end of the world for Edinburgh’s poorest residents.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Tweeddale Court

This 16th-century close preserves an unusual piece of Edinburgh's transportation history.
Edinburgh, Scotland

John Knox House

This charming old building's loose connection with the Scottish Reformer is what saved it from demolition after it split apart.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Trinity Apse

This 15th-century structure had a long, tortuous journey to its current location.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Heave Awa Hoose

This monument is dedicated to a young boy who survived a disaster that forced Edinburgh to reevaluate its building codes.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Luckenbooths

Brass bricks outline the locations of Edinburgh's lost, lively market stalls.
Edinburgh, Scotland

The Flodden Wall

Remnants of the 16th-century defensive wall still stand unassumingly within Edinburgh.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Greyfriars Cemetery Mortsafes

Protecting the dead from opportunistic body snatchers.
Edinburgh, Scotland

George Mackenzie's Mausoleum

The tomb of one of Scotland's bloody historic villains is a magnet for bumbling desecrators.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Greyfriars Bobby

The most loyal of little dogs, or a Victorian era publicity stunt?
Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh's Swedish Runestone

This extraordinary Viking artifact has traveled throughout the city.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Paperback Bookshop Rhinoceros

This small sculpture honors a shuttered bookshop that was the site of a fiery act of protest.
Edinburgh, Scotland

'The Next Big Thing . . . is a Series of Little Things'

A public art piece that barely gets recognized, but then that might be the point.
Edinburgh, Scotland

James Lind's Memorial Tablet

The world's first experimental nutritionist is memorialized as "The Hippocrates of naval medicine."
Edinburgh, Scotland

Medieval Water Pipes

These wooden pipes were crucial to providing water to Medieval Edinburgh.
Edinburgh, Scotland

The Miss Jean Brodie Steps

These steps offer a breathtaking view of one of Europe's most besieged fortresses.