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 [...]
Edinburgh's Royal Mile has over 80 Closes and Wynds, or small laneways, each with a story to tell.
Many will walk past the Witches' Well and not notice it, tucked away into the wall of the Edinburgh Castle esplanade.