In partnership with Edinburgh World Heritage, Edinburgh’s West End invites visitors to meet the West Enders of the past.

The West End Trail Map was designed to encourage visitors to explore the historic streets of the West End, a key part of Edinburgh’s World Heritage Site. Download our Historical Trail Map, or better yet, visit any one of our venues in the West End to pick up a copy of the map and spend an afternoon exploring our beautiful neighbourhood.

Download the trail map here.

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David Hicks, Communications Manager for Edinburgh World Heritage said:

“The trail is intended to cast the West End in a new light, and reveal some of the hidden stories about this fascinating part of Edinburgh’s World Heritage Site. William Street, complete with its Georgian shopfronts, setts and recently restored streetlamps has such tremendous period atmosphere, it is not surprising it has been used as a film location. The three gothic spires of St. Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral can be seen from around the city, but how many people know about the treasures it has inside? By focusing on the human stories of the West Enders of the past, we hope to encourage more people to explore this historic area.”