Riddle’s Court is a picturesque Category A-listed merchant’s tenement situated on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile. Each room reveals a different chapter of its 500-year history, from a painted ceiling installed for a royal banquet to one created for students to dine under. It is a building as beautiful as it is intriguing and one whose story is intimately connected with that of Edinburgh Old Town.
From 2015 to 2017, the Scottish Historic Buildings Trust (SHBT) undertook a major conservation and regeneration project at Riddle’s Court, which saw over £6 million invested into the building to bring it back to life and secure its future. Riddle’s Court has now reopened as a unique venue for exceptional events. The building is also home to SHBT’s Head Office and is integral to running our public knowledge-sharing events.
Rooms will be opened and dressed for visitors to explore. Staff will be onsite to answer questions.
Where to find us
- 322 Lawnmarket
- EH1 2PG
Programmes this building took part in: