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9 of Edinburgh’s worst kept ‘secrets’ that pretty much everyone knows about

WHILE the Capital is chock-full of hidden curiosities, and plenty of forgotten landmarks and abandoned buildings to explore, it’d be slightly disingenuous to describe any of them as ‘secret’.

The truth is, we live in a world where the minutiae of every so-called ‘secret’ is regurgitated online on a regular basis. From Morningside’s well-kent Wild West to the forever teeming cycle path of the Innocent Railway Tunnel, we’ve compiled a short inventory showcasing the city’s worst kept secrets that pretty much everyone knows about.

Okay, so it's been bricked up for decades and not publicly-accessible, but if you're unaware of Scotland Street Tunnel then you're probably not from around here...

5. Scotland Street Tunnel

Okay, so it's been bricked up for decades and not publicly-accessible, but if you're unaware of Scotland Street Tunnel then you're probably not from around here...
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This paranormalists paradaise used to be a secret, but on a good day, the legendary South Bridge vaults will be absolutely teeming with folk. Thanks a bunch, Yvette Fielding.

6. Niddry Street vaults

This paranormalists paradaise used to be a secret, but on a good day, the legendary South Bridge vaults will be absolutely teeming with folk. Thanks a bunch, Yvette Fielding.
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While the fame of this WWII curiosity has grown massively in recent years, Corstorphine and Barnton locals have known about it for yonks.

7. Barnton Quarry nuclear bunker

While the fame of this WWII curiosity has grown massively in recent years, Corstorphine and Barnton locals have known about it for yonks.
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Okay, so a roman-style mausoleum is a rather unusual thing to find in a suburb, the Craigentinny Marbles is so huge it sticks out above the surrounding houses and is easily spotted from the top deck of a bus.

8. Craigentinny Marbles

Okay, so a roman-style mausoleum is a rather unusual thing to find in a suburb, the Craigentinny Marbles is so huge it sticks out above the surrounding houses and is easily spotted from the top deck of a bus.
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