World's End Edinburgh

Edinburgh has many hidden secrets! Did you know that once the city was surrounded by a wall - Flodden Wall? The World's End pub so called because this literally was the end of most people's world. Situated just inside the Netherbow gate, poorer residence who couldn't afford the entrance fee back into the city stayed their whole lives within the confines of the City Walls. With the World's End Close being the last close before reaching the former site of the city wall.

World's End Pub, Edinburgh ©MDHarding

World's End Edinburgh

The wall was thought to have been constructed by the fear, of the English invading Edinburgh after the defeat of the Scottish army and King James IV was killed at the Battle of Flodden in 1513. But did you know that there have been many city walls built in the city of Edinburgh between the 12th century through to the King's Wall constructed in the mid 15th century?

Where Once Stood One Of Edinburgh's City Walls ©MDHarding

The wall was built for defense but also controlled the passage of people, goods and animals into and out of the medieval burgh in the early 16th century, thereby serving to secure the payment of custom dues and prevent the spread of disease.

Flodden Wall, Edinburgh ©MDHarding

Walk around the remienents of Edinburgh's forgotten city wall that once protected the city for more than 200 years with a walking tour from Stephen Millar, author of Edinburgh's Hidden Walks.

The Window Made By The Old City Wall ©MDHarding

What will you discover in Edinburgh? Another piece of the puzzle to the Flodden Wall or something more sinister?

Flodden Wall, Drummond Street, Edinburgh ©MDHarding

Edinburgh’s Hidden Walks by Stephen Millar is available to order at or take your own walking tour with Secret Hidden Edinburgh - an unusual guide.

Happy Travels:) x

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