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Riddle's Court

Door open days

29 September 2018 (10:00-16:00)

30 September 2018 (12:00-16:00)


Riddle's Court is a picturesque A-listed merchant's house just steps away from Edinburgh's famous castle. The 1590s building houses unique features including exquisite painted ceilings, authentic working fireplaces and panelled rooms – all of which have been being painstakingly restored by skilled craftsmen. It is closely linked to the work of Patrick Geddes, environmentalist and ‘father of town planning’.

The building has been restored and new, contemporary interventions added to transform the space into a state of the art venue.



Key Information

Activities: Treasure trail, visual displays, architectural models

Video on Riddle's Court:

Last entry 3.30pm

Year Of Young People: Championing and profiling young people involved with support schemes at Riddle’s Court, as well as young volunteers and staff.


Where to find us

  • 322 Lawnmarket
  • Edinburgh
  • EH1 2PG