Explore Riddle's Court
Riddle's Court is steeped in history. A visit to our building is a journey through 500 years: each painstakingly restored room resonant of a different chapter in this complex tale, from the banquet of King James I and VI to the arts and crafts dining hall of Edinburgh’s first university residencies.
We encourage everyone to join us on a tour to discover this rich building and the tales of those who have occupied it over the centuries, such as Baillie McMorran, David Hume, Alexander Seaton and Dame Maggie Smith. Our innovative circulation spaces have been stripped back to reveal how Riddle’s Court has physically evolved and adapted – a unique example of Old Town architecture. The following panes offer virtual visitors a glimpse of and brief introduction to these spaces.