Riddle's Court, a real historic jewel within the city, was originally a 16th century merchant house. It can be found in the heart of Edinburgh’s glorious Old Town only a 5 minute walk up from Edinburgh Waverley Railway Station. For those arriving by plane, both trams and buses will deposit you outside the railway station.



Our team is able to offer heritage tours of Riddle's Court and an external social history trail based on the initiatives and innovations of Patrick Geddes. All tours will include social distancing measures and will comply with current Scottish Government advice on public gatherings.

Tour Testimonials


Patrick Geddes Centre

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Even though Riddle’s Court is a historic building there is good wheelchair access from the main Royal Mile entrance but to avoid the steep curbs directly outside, please exit your car or taxi at the Royal Mile/Upper Bow roundabout.  Lifts are available to all floors and accessible toilets are located on the ground floor. Guide dogs and assistance dogs are permitted.

We welcome carers accompanying visitors with disabilities.