The World’s End on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile.

Posted on Jun 22, 2017
The World’s End on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile.

Worlds End HighStDown at the bottom of the Royal Mile lies this famous public house, on the previous entrance and exit site to the city of Edinburgh.

Outside the pub on the street you can see brass cobbles marking the site of The Netherbow Port, the gate that guarded the city for around 400 years from the 1300’s to 1700’s. You had to pay to pass through the gate and many Edinburgh residents never did so, hence the gates nick name as the Worlds’ End.

This pub also features in Diana Gabaldon’s historical Outlander novels, and main characters Jamie and Claire make a visit. This illustration is one of many in my new book, ‘Midhope and more‘ cataloguing some of the Outlander filming locations around Edinburgh.

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Created in conjunction with Scottish touring company Mary’s Meanders, and with support from Edinburgh World Heritage and ETAG, the book combines a collection of sketches with an insight to the book and a little history about each of the filming locations. More information and to order a copy of this original gift for any Outlander fan, visit my Etsy shop HERE.
Book price: £9.99, plus postage.

 

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More about The Netherbow Port on Royal-Mile.com

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