Patrick Geddes Centre Trail

Patrick Geddes Land Trail

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A historic walking tour of Edinburgh Old Town focused around Patrick Geddes.

Go on a journey throughout history with Russell Clegg and learn about the lasting influence Patrick Geddes had on the Old Town of Edinburgh. This clip was filmed by Turkey Red Media (

Riddle’s Court is steeped in history. A visit to our building is a journey through 500 years: each painstakingly restored room resonant of a different chapter in this complex tale, from the banquet of King James I and VI to the arts and crafts dining hall of Edinburgh’s first university residencies.

The building reopened in August 2017 after an intensive two year long, £6 million restoration project carried out by the Scottish Historic Buildings Trust. New contemporary interventions have transformed its atmospheric historic spaces into a state-of-the-art venue with full lift access.

Patrick Geddes Photograph

Who was Patrick Geddes?

Learn more about the life and times of Patrick Geddes, as well as the lasting impact he had on our building Riddle’s Court.