Our West End Trail map is perfect for those who would like uncover the historical elements of Edinburgh’s West End. A collaboration with Edinburgh World Heritage, the West End Trail Map takes you on a tour of the West Ends most historically famous locations while introducing you to the influential characters of the area, such Dr Joseph Bell. Dr Bell provided the inspiration for Conan Doyle’s iconic fictional character, Sherlock Holmes.
The West End is full of amusing personalities. Did you know that Mary Dunlop travelled the streets of the West End with her barrel organ on a small cart, pulled by her white horse Smokey, charming residents and making memories that have been passed down for generations?
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.
Be sure to visit the Edinburgh World Heritage site for more information on the West End’s historically significant buildings and unique past.
This house is a remarkable survival, built in 1615 for John Byers and his wife Mary Barclay, and the...