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WIZARDS OF WEST BOW

The city’s historic West Bow is situated at the foot of Victoria Street. Legend has it that the street’s unusual name (Bow) evolved from ancient times when a bowman could reach the area from the ramparts of Edinburgh Castle with a well placed arrow. The property overlooks the ancient street, which predates Mary Queen of…

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GEDDES GARDEN

Our Garden This was the name given by local children to the West Port Garden which opened in 1910. At the time the West Port was a cavernous street of soot-blackened tenements, running uphill from the Grassmarket. Inspiration came from pioneer ecologist Patrick Geddes whose vision was to create green spaces among the Old Town…

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CALZEAT

Calzeat & Co Ltd is one of Scotland’s premier manufacturers of high quality jacquard textile products with an emphasis on design, value and customer service. Founded in 1974, Calzeat started by selling wool fabric for men’s neckties. Within 10 years it had developed a substantial business in men’s and ladies apparel fabrics and accessories. Finally…

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Knights Vault

The Knights Vault has a wide range of gifts based on history but brought into the present. from heraldic surname histories to Lord of The Rings replica swords. The Knights Vault. Based in the historic Old Town in Edinburgh they are Scotland’s leading licensed sword seller . They have a wide range from Lord of…