Click on the map markers to discover more about the various points of interest around Cramond.
The Old Parish of Cramond is one of Scotland’s oldest inhabited communities and contains several historic sites and matters of interest. There are the Mesolithic site, the Roman remains and the River Almond valley which had many old mills. Some of them were converted to produce iron and they were the forerunners of the Scottish Iron Works.
There are many picturesque views to be had along the banks of the Firth of Forth – across to Fife and upstream to the Forth Bridges - and the islands that sit mid-estuary have a rich and varied history. And add to this the rich vein of geological history, the influential role of the landowners and their mansion houses, and Cramond Kirk, its Ministers and their role in the history of the Church in Scotland. With all of this around, you can begin to imagine the wealth of interest that these generate for many visitors to our part of Edinburgh.
To enable you to learn more of these matters of interest, we have set out a series of information leaflets about Cramond’s history and of the people that have lived in Cramond and its environs. The leaflets support the interpretation of the scenery and landscape that lie before you as you walk around Cramond, along the River Almond or by the esplanade of the Firth of Forth. Others list some of the stories and legendary tales that have been passed down through the generations.
The village of Cramond has many interesting features worthy of visiting and this leaflet will help you understand the locations as you walk around. Cramond Island, too, has a long and interesting history and much of its past is outlined for your information.Download
This will help you to better understand the islands of the Firth of Forth and gain some appreciation of their history. It is illustrated by a panoramic view in colour of the coastline on both sides of the Firth and beyond.Download
This walk along the riverside takes you past and explains the ruins of many old buildings and features along the riverside from the time that the corn and iron mills operated in the area.Download