Haymarket Area Edinburgh

Haymarket Area Edinburgh is the main Junction on the way out of Edinburgh to the west and Edinburgh International Airport. Under a mile from Princes Street and Edinburgh Castle. There are many hotels and places to stay on a visit to Edinburgh with all the attractions and the main city centre within a short walk. Haymarket has restaurants shops and is close to nightlife. There is a Taxi rank and Tram stop next to the rail station. 

Haymarket Railway Station Haymarket Area Edinburgh

Haymarket Rail Station opened in 1842 as the main station to join Edinburgh and Glasgow. The rail line was then extended to join Canal Street Station now Waverley Station in 1846. The line went under ground before emerging at the side of the Edinburgh Castle Rock and what is now Princes Street Gardens.

Edinburgh Haymarket Rail Station

Heart of Midlothian Memorial Clock Haymarket Area Edinburgh

The clock is in honoured memory of the players and members of the Heart of Midlothian football Club who lost their lives in the world wars and it was first unveiled in 1922 to commemorate the men that fell in the first world war.

On the front panel of the memorial;  ERECTED BY | THE HEART OF MIDLOTHIAN | FOOTBALL CLUB | TO THE MEMORY OF | THEIR PLAYERS AND  MEMBERS | WHO FELL IN THE | GREAT WAR | 1914 – 1919 | 

On the back panel of the memorial; IN HONOURED MEMORY OF | THE PLAYERS AND MEMBERS | OF THE | HEART OF MIDLOTHIAN | FOOTBALL CLUB | WHO LOST THEIR LIVES | IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR | 1939-1945

Football Memorial Clock Haymarket Area Edinburgh 

Robert Dundas 2nd Viscount Melville 1771 -1851

The Statue of Robert Viscount Melville was erected in 1857 in Melville Crescent Edinburgh. Robert Dundas 2nd Viscount Melville, son of Henry Dundas (1st Viscount Melville), was born in Edinburgh and educated at Gottingen University Germany and the University of Edinburgh. He was a Member of Parliament, 1st Lord of the Admiralty, and Governor of the Bank of Scotland as his father before him. Robert Dundas was awarded the Knight of the Thistle in 1821. His home was Melville Castle where he died in 1851. Pictured is the Dundas family crest above outside the door of Melville Castle below.

Haymarket Area Edinburgh Robert Viscount Melville Statue Melville Crescent Edinburgh

Sir Robert Lorimer 

Robert Lorimer lived at 21 Hill Street, Edinburgh with his parents his education was at Edinburgh Academy before studying at University of Edinburgh. In 1893 he formed his own Architectural practice. Robert Lorimer designed the new chapel for the Knights of the Thistle in St Giles Cathedral in 1911 and the Scottish National War Memorial at Edinburgh Castle in 1919. He was knighted for his work in 1927, he died in 1929.

 

 Sir Robert Lorimer's Home Haymarket Area Edinburgh    Sir Robert Lorimer Plaque Edinburgh

Elsie Maud Inglis

Elsie Inglis Graduated from Edinburgh University in 1899 after Sophia Jex-Blake who she had an ongoing rivalry with, as Sophia Jex Blake had been the leader of the Edinburgh group to get entry for women to Edinburgh medical School. Elsie Inglis Had a medical practice in the High Street Edinburgh and at 8 Walker Street.   She founded the second woman’s Hospital in Edinburgh. She help found the Scottish Women’s Hospitals for Foreign Services in 1914 and took part in aiding soldiers in Serbia and Russia. She was returning home from war in 1917 when she died of cancer which she had known she had before the start of the war. 

 

Elsie Maud Inglis medical Practice Edinburgh   Elsie Maud Inglis plaque of medical Practice Edinburgh

Joseph Bell M.D The Real Sherlock Holmes

Joseph Bell pioneer in forensic science was born in Edinburgh in 1837, great-grandson of Benjamin Bell, a forensic surgeon and detective. Joseph became a surgeon and in 1859 and went on to become a lecturer at Edinburgh University one of his students being Arthur Conan Doyle. To be Doyle’s inspiration for the character Sherlock Holmes. He purchased 2 Melville Crescent in 1883 where he lived till his death in 1911. This is also the site of the Japanese Sherlock Holmes Club.  

Joseph Bell Plaque The real Sherlock Holmes Edinburgh   

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre

The Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre was formed to provide for the physical, emotional and spiritual well-being of society and community needs in Edinburgh. This is a spiritual centre and you are able to get psychic and spiritual readings. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was a great believer of the afterlife and he wrote circa 20 books on the subject of spiritualism and the afterlife. For any believers in Spiritualism, psychic phenomena, paranormal research or ghosts take a read of Conan Doyle’s books as he truly believed. Take a break in the Arthur Conan Doyle tearoom at 25 Palmerston Place Edinburgh and feel the spirits.

 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre Edinburgh

GLADSTONE MEMORIAL

Gladstone’s Memorial stands in Coates Crescent of Shandwick Place at the west end of Princes Street at the tram stop in Haymarket Area Edinburgh. The memorial shows William Gladstone surrounded by women. The monument was constructed in 1917 and originally stood in St Andrew Square and was moved to Coates Crescent Gardens in 1955. Gladstone was a very important public figure in Britain. Born in 1809 Gladstone served as Prime Minister for four terms, being appointed to the post on 1868, 1880, 1886, and 1892. Gladstone founded a church foundation to help women prostitutes. He was affectionately known as the ‘Grand Old Man’ by his many supporters and as ‘God’s Only Mistake’ by his enemies, especially Benjamin Disraeli, the then leader of the Conservative Party. 

Gladstone Memorial Statue Edinburgh

ST MARY’S EPISCOPAL CATHEDRAL PALMERSTON PLACE EDINBURGH

The actual name is The Cathedral Church of St Mary in Haymarket Area Edinburgh. St Mary’s is Scotland’s Largest Cathedral and has been since 1879. St Mary’s is easily spotted on Edinburgh’s skyline due to being the only church with three spires. The Cathedral is dedicated to St Mary the Virgin. The highest tower is 90 meters in height and the other 2 are both 60 meters high. The Cathedral is open every day to all who wish to visit. If you continue past St Mary’s Cathedral down the hill you will come to the Belford Bridge and an entrance to the water of Leith walkway, over the bridge and round the corner are the Modern Art Galleries One and Two.

St Mary's Cathedral Haymarket Area Edinburgh

OLD COATES HOUSE – ST MARY’S EPISCOPAL CATHEDRAL 

Haymarket Area Edinburgh, Old Coates House was built between circa 1613 by John Byres and was restored in 1830 by Sir Patrick Walker. When Mary Walker died in 1870 she gifted the property to the Scottish Episcopal Church of Scotland which enabled a Cathedral to be built. In 1874 the foundation stone for the New St Mary’s Cathedral was laid by the Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry, and the Cathedral was consecrated on 30th October 1879. The Chapter House was added in 1890 and the additional 2 spires in circa 1915.The Old Coates House was the home of the Cathedral Choir School, which became St Mary’s Music School in 1971. The Music School moved in 1995. 

George Walpole Bishop of Edinburgh

The Right Reverend George Henry Somerset Walpole was elected Bishop of Edinburgh in 1910 and remained in his post till his death in 1929. The Walpole hall was built in 1932 in memory of George Walpole DD Bishop of Edinburgh and is attached to the Song school. George Walpole was the 

 George Walpole Plaque Chester Street Edinburgh   Sir George Walpole Hall Chester Street Edinburgh

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