Spoilers are precisely defined here. Rules vary by the story's medium. Info from television stories can't be added here until after the top or bottom of the hour, British time, closest to the end credits roll on BBC One. Therefore, fans in the Americas who are sensitive to spoilers should avoid Tardis on Sundays until they've seen the episode.



Edinburgh was the capital city of Scotland. (PROSE: Moon Blink) It was located on the east coast of the country. (TV: The Lie of the Land)


Edinburgh was located on the east coast of Scotland. To the west of Edinburgh was Glasgow. (TV: The Lie of the Land)

Notable landmarks in Edinburgh included Edinburgh Castle, (AUDIO: Death on the Mile) the Heart of Midlothian and St Giles' Cathedral. It was also notable for the Royal Mile. In 1645, the town was surrounded by walls. (PROSE: Plague City)

Other locations in Edinburgh included Dolerite Base, a secret facility used extensively by HAVOC; (PROSE: Moon Blink et al.) the Hecht Museum of Unexplained and Occult Material, a large underground collection of unusual artefacts; (COMIC: Project: Longinus) and the University of Edinburgh, which was attended by Heather McCrimmon. (COMIC: The Chromosome Connection et al.)

The East Coast Line had a station at Edinburgh. (PROSE: Enter Wildthyme)


14th century[]

Edinburgh Castle was seized by the English only to be retaken by the Scottish under Thomas Randolph in 1314. (PROSE: The Many Hands)

16th century[]

The Fourth Doctor, Sarah Jane Smith, and Iris Wildthyme once met Mary, Queen of Scots in Edinburgh. (PROSE: Verdigris)

17th century[]

In 1645, the Twelfth Doctor, Bill Potts, and Nardole visited Edinburgh. It was under quarantine to stop the spread of the bubonic plague. (PROSE: Plague City)

18th century[]

In 1759, the Tenth Doctor and Martha Jones visited Edinburgh, met Alexander Monro, and prevented the Kith from killing everyone in the city. (PROSE: The Many Hands)

19th century[]

The Tenth Doctor and Heather McCrimmon in Edinburgh. (COMIC: The Chromosome Connection)

In 1815, the Tenth Doctor and Heather McCrimmon visited Edinburgh and saved Great-Great-Great Grandmother McCrimmon from the Mozhtratta. (COMIC: The Chromosome Connection)

In 1816, Dr John Polidori, Lord Byron's physician, was considered one of the best doctors in Edinburgh. (AUDIO: Mary's Story)

In December 1828, the Sixth Doctor and Evelyn Smythe visited Edinburgh and encountered the famous bodysnatchers William Burke and Billy Hare. (AUDIO: Medical Purposes)

On 6 October 1866, (COMIC: The Pictures of Josephine Day) the Eighth Doctor and Josie Day came to Edinburgh's Theatre Royal to see Philippot's Magesterial Delights. They realised that the performance was being used by beings from a a reflection of Edinburgh in a pocket dimension to get into the real Edinburgh. The Doctor and Josie journeyed into the mirror Edinburgh, rescued all the prisoners kept there by the mirror people, and then severed the link between the mirror dimension and the real Edinburgh. (COMIC: The Silvering)

In 1882, Harry Hughes lived in Edinburgh. (PROSE: Erasing Sherlock)

20th century[]

On 24 December 1909, Missy helped some thieves steal the Scottish Crown Jewels from Edinburgh Castle. They were able to get away thanks to the ineptitude of police officer Habitas Frond. (PROSE: Missing Habitas Frond)

For five months in 1929, Dr "Helena Bennet" ran a clinic in a poor area of Edinburgh. (PROSE: The Three Faces of Helena)

During World War II, LONGBOW was based in Dolerite Base, a secret facility beneath Edinburgh Castle. (PROSE: Moon Blink)

By the mid 20th century, Prince Philip was the Duke of Edinburgh. (PROSE: Dance of the Voodoo Valkyries)

From 1969 (PROSE: Moon Blink) until at least 1970, (PROSE: Night of the Intelligence) the Home-Army Fifth Operational Corps was based in Dolerite Base. (PROSE: The Grandfather Infestation et al.)

In 1994, Paul Magrs and his flatmate lived in a flat in Edinburgh. Paul spent much of his time writing in the Old Town and New Town, and he searched for love. (PROSE: The Story of Fester Cat)

In 1997, the Tenth Doctor and Martha Jones visited to Edinburgh to see the Scott Monument. (PROSE: The Many Hands)

21st century[]

In the early 21st century, Iris Wildthyme and Panda stayed in Edinburgh for two months and worked with the local police to solve a series of murders by Tiny Tomsk. (PROSE: The Shape of Things)

In the early 2000s, Nimrod came to Edinburgh to acquire the Lance of Longinus from the Hecht Museum of Unexplained and Occult Material. (COMIC: Project: Longinus)

The Tenth Doctor's companion, Heather McCrimmon, was from Edinburgh and studied at the city's university in 2009. (COMIC: The Chromosome Connection)

The Tenth Doctor later visited Edinburgh in 2010, where he had his final battle with the Mozhtratta. (COMIC: Dead-line)

In early 2011, Barbra went on a MIAOW mission to do a bit of undercover surveillance at the Edinburgh East Coast Line train station, looking for a supernatural creature. (PROSE: Enter Wildthyme)

In 2015, Sasha, an old classmate of Tom Niven, was receiving an education in Edinburgh. (PROSE: The Beast of Stalingrad)

Other references[]

A robot duplicate of Rose Tyler erroneously recalled that the Ninth Doctor and Rose met Charles Dickens in 1869 Edinburgh; they in fact met him in Cardiff. (GAME: Robot Rose)

Other realities[]

In an alternative timeline, the Fifth Doctor, Peri Brown and Erimem visited the city on 31 December 1999. (PROSE: Graham Dilley Saves the World)