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Heart of Midlothian

Legend has it that spitting on it brings good luck. But we're not uncouth enough to try! One of... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2016
George M
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
The Heart of Midlothian

This is small cobbles in the pavement in the shape of a heart. You are meant to spit on it when you... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2015
Taxidevil
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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16 Oct 2017
“You'll missed it if you didnt know.”
8 Aug 2017
“Mainly Unnoticed”
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S/N Royal Terrace, Edinburgh EH7 5AB, Scotland
Broughton & Calton
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

It's easily missed but quite easily to spotted as well once you know where is it. It's somewhat near the St. Giles Cathedral Some time ago. A tollbooth (prison) stood on the site (where the heart is now), where executions used to take place. The...More

Thank L0uisse
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Whilst it is quite easy to find, being close to the entrance to the Cathedral, the majority pass by without noticing this mosaic which is set into the cobbled area. There are many stories relating to this unusual item, but reality seems to indicate that...More

Thank bsandrs
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Legend has it that spitting on it brings good luck. But we're not uncouth enough to try! One of Edinburgh's many little quirks.

Thank George M
Reviewed 4 October 2015

This is small cobbles in the pavement in the shape of a heart. You are meant to spit on it when you pass although I do not know why. You have to look hard to find it. It is near St Gile's Cathedral near the...More

1  Thank Taxidevil
Reviewed 6 August 2015

No, not the novel by Walter Scott or the Football Club. This Heart of Midlothian is a mosaic built into the pavement just outside St. Giles Cathedral on Royal Mile. Not easy to spot the mosaic. If you see someone spit on the pavement close...More

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Lying where grandiose New Town townhouses give way to
malls and utilitarian housing, Broughton and Calton
have long been transitional neighbourhoods with a
mixed identity. It’s here that Edinburgh’s gay village
found a home in the 1980s. But gay culture is anything
but overt along bustling epicentre Broughton Street;
even if polished pubs, hip bistros, smart delis and
art galleries all speak of affluent good taste. The
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