Gilmerton Cove

 

My second Seize the Day Meetup day (for the first, pop over here)!

As part of Obscura Day we wandered on down to Gilmerton, and tucked in between a few shops at the crossroads is the entrance to Gilmerton Cove.

Gilmerton Cove is a series of hand carved passageways and chambers that lie below ground to the south of Gilmerton crossroads. After five years of work by Gilmerton Heritage Trust and The City of Edinburgh Council to restore and preserve it for future generations, it opened in August 2003, providing visitors of all ages with an educational and fun experience. The entrance to Gilmerton Cove is through a visitor centre adapted from a traditional mining cottage.

Our guide was really knowledgeable, and the tour was fantastic. Would thoroughly recommend it, if you’re looking for a bit of mystery in Edinburgh. Check out the website for more details… and have a nosey at some of my photos below!

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Gotta have a hard-hat selfie!

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Chloe out.

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