About Edinburgh Waverley Railway Station
The first station on this site opened in 1846. This was the terminus for three different railway companies until the North British take-over in 1868.
Edinburgh is an exciting and energetic capital city and probably nowhere else in the world is the tussle between the old and the new so visible and so enthralling. Although the Scotsman newspaper, some government offices and financial institutions are to be found in the outskirts, a surprising number of modern offices are tucked away in turreted rooms in the Old Town or in Georgian splendour in the New. For example, the modern Scottish Parliament is moored at the base of the Royal Mile alongside the historic Palace of Holyrood. People still live in the city centre, and at Festival time every spare space becomes a performance venue. Constrained by the landscape, the heart of Edinburgh is about a mile square and easily explored on foot. It is straight into this heart that the railway plunges, linking the city to all points of the compass. Edinburgh offers countless things to see and do, but explore the history of the city through the story of the terminus of the Borders Railway and you'll find some beautiful viewpoints and historic monuments, whilst coming across some hidden nooks and crannies that you might otherwise pass by.