You may have taken a stroll through Princes Street Gardens on a summer's evening, but did you know it was a loch?
The Auld Toun Blog explores Edinburgh's stories and gives updates about our latest news. You've heard about the Great Fire of London (1666), maybe even the Great Fire of Glasgow (1652). But Edinburgh has its own sad tale: The Great Fire of Edinburgh in 1824 ravaged part of the Old Town for five days. Edinburgh [...]
Over the last few weeks we have been looking at the history of Edinburgh's football teams. Like their rivals, Hibernian, Heart of Midlothian, or Hearts, have their origins in the Old Town.
Edinburgh's Royal Mile has over 80 Closes and Wynds, or small laneways, each with a story to tell.
The 13th of November is Robert Louis Stevenson Day. In this article Steve Porter, founder of Auld Toun Walking Tours, finds the places that make up Stevenson's Edinburgh.