We are taking part in this year’s History Festival by providing a Guided Tour of Warriston cemetery.
Date: Thursday 23 November 2017.
Duration: 1.5 hours.
Cost: £5 (free to children under 12 years).
Extra info: Waterproofs and “sensible footwear” required.
Event venue: Warriston cemetery.
Venue address: Main Gate, 42 Warriston Gardens, Edinburgh EH3 5NE.
Ticket purchase: Pay at gate. Booking essential.
Here’s what you can expect on the day…
A guided tour of Edinburgh’s first designed garden cemetery, opened in 1843, formerly neglected in parts but now being cleared of excess weeds by the Friends of Warriston Cemetery. Many of Edinburgh’s Victorian society members lie within, some with distinctive monuments and all with stories to be told. There are architects, artists, astronomers, botanists, doctors, entertainers, historians, horticulturists, ministers, military personnel, photographers, scientists, sculptors, teachers – all manner of occupations. And there’s wildlife too, in this Local Biodiversity Site.
History Festival website: www.historyfest.co.uk/