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The Heart of Midlothian

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The Heart of Midlothian


On the Royal Mile there are numerous references to the history of Edinburgh such as the Heart of Midlothian, right next to the cathedral. Being located on an emblematic street, there are several historic buildings. Initially, it was a toll and eventually was converted in prison and public executions center. This harsh prison was immortalized by the Scottish writer Sir Walter Scott in his novel "Heart of Midlothian". Eventually it was demolished, leaving only the heart of stone that symbolizes the prison gallows. If you stay long enough, you'll see tourists walk over it, without knowing that there

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