Visit a Place

Antiquarians, curious travellers and picturesque tourists

Saturday 19 January 2019

Holyrood Park

Around half a dozen tourists gather round Mons Meg at Edinburgh Castle in the 1950s

The first Ancient Monuments came into state care in 1882 – but by that time they were already fixtures on the Scottish tourist scene.  

This talk will look at what prompted the state to get involved in ancient monuments.  We’ll also explore how many of these sites were already tourist honey-pots in 1790s Scotland – and remain so today!

This event is free to attend, but booking is essential.

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  • The name and date of the walk you'd like to attend 

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This event is part of our Ranger Talks series. The other events are:

Wild Work, 26 January 2019  

Rome's North-western Frontier, 9 February 2019  

Pollen grains and people: Reconstructing past environments, 23 February 2019

Image © Historic Environment Scotland (Tom and Sybil Gray Collection)

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