23 September 2017 (11:00-16:00)
24 September 2017 (11:00-16:00)
2017 is the 200th anniversary of the opening of New Calton Burial Ground. Join the Friends for a tour of this historic graveyard, a secret treasure within the World Heritage Site. Hear about its controversial creation before it became the City’s most beautiful burial landscape. We will introduce you to some of the citizens who shaped Edinburgh’s New Town, as well as unsung heroes and eccentric figures from the rich tapestry of Edinburgh life during Victorian times.
Activities: A self-guided tour leaflet and guided tours at 11:00AM, 12:00PM, 2:00PM, 3:00PM will be provided. Family fun activities sheets with an optional competition will also be available.