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Edinburgh Castle near center of purple cover of '111 Places in Edinburgh That You Shouldn’t Miss', by Emons Verlag.

111 Places in Edinburgh That You Shouldn’t Miss

By (author) Gillian Tait


  • The ultimate insider's guide to Edinburgh
  • Features interesting and unusual places not found in traditional travel guides
  • Part of the international 111 Places series
  • Appeals to both the local market (500,000 people call Edinburgh home) and the tourist market (more than 3.5 million people visit Edinburgh every year!)
  • Fully illustrated with 111 full-page color photographs
  • New and updated edition
Full Description

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; learn how a world-famous illusionist came to be buried here – with his dog; find out why the city council once commissioned an enormous electric blanket; look out for the ordinary Edinburgh post box with an explosive history. 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.

About the Author

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 in the museum sector for many years before reinventing herself as a researcher, editor, writer and photographer. She is the author and photographer of 111 Places in Edinburgh That You Shouldn’t Miss and 111 Places in Fife That You Shouldn’t Miss, and also contributed to 111 Places in Glasgow That You Shouldn’t Miss as photographer and editor. She lives in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town.

Emons Verlag
11th Jan 2023
Paperback / softback
USA & Canada
5.39 in x 8.27 in
240 Pages
111 color
Name of series
111 Places
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