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Duddingston: its story in 50 objects
16 October 2019
UK price £12.99
96pp, 978-1-898481-88-1

Duddingston: its story in 50 objects


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Duddingston is Edinburgh’s most distinctive village. Within its tiny area stand several outstanding buildings, including 12th century Duddingston Kirk and 18th century Duddingston House. It is home to Scotland’s oldest pub, the Sheep Heid, Dr Neils ‘secret garden’ and Edinburgh’s oldest railway, the Innocent. Visitors can enjoy the wildlife of Duddingston Loch, with its backdrop of the extinct volcano, Arthur’s Seat. This book was created by the Duddingston Conservation Society to tell its story through 50 carefully chosen objects. With many photos and concise text it probes beneath the surface to reveal the amazing human stories.


This book tells you all you need about how to explore Duddingston in person or from your armchair. It includes:

  • detailed maps of where to find the 50 objects
  • concise text about each object
  • background on the heritage, architecture and natural history
  • practical details about public transport, parking and refreshments
  • over 100 photographs, nearly all in colour.