Only In Edinburgh

A Guide to Unique Locations, Hidden Corners and Unusual Objects

ISBN-13: 978-3-9505392-0-2

Author: Duncan JD Smith

Publisher: The Urban Explorer

Edition: 3 (2023)

Specification: Paperback, 232 pages, 111 colour photos & two fold-out maps, 13.5 x 21cm

Prices: £ 16.95, € 19.90, US$ 22.95, CDN$ 32.95

Recently published! Explore Edinburgh’s volcanic geography, ancient alleys and architectural modernism with this bestselling guide to the Scottish capital.

A resounding success as a guidebook.

• An illustrated guide to over 100 fascinating and unusual sights in the Scottish capital. Secret gardens and haunted theatres, mysterious monuments and unexpected underworlds, industrial relics and unusual places of worship.

• From crumbling castles and historic churches to an Art Deco petrol station and a modern library for poets.

• The Innocent Railway, South Street Vaults, the Craigentinny Marbles, and a Scottish Acropolis.

• Coffee with Harry Potter, the Arthur’s Seat Coffins, Trainspotting in Leith, and the Skating Minister.

• The ideal city guide for travellers who want to escape the crowds and go beyond the well-known paths, as well as for those inhabitants who perhaps thought they already knew their city.



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Only in Edinburgh (Scotland magazine)

A lifetime of exploring within these pages (

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Daydreaming about future visits (Scotland magazine)

A charming book (The Edinburgh Reporter)

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The Athens of the North (

Cramond: An Ancient Village in Edinburgh (Hidden Europe magazine)