Deacon Brodies Edinburgh Royal Mile, Jekyll and Hyde Old Town building, EH1 architecture picture

Deacon Brodies Edinburgh Architecture

435 Lawnmarket, Historic Old Town Close, south east Scotland, UK

post updated 29 October 2023

Deacon Brodies Edinburgh Old Town - Brodies Close
435 Lawnmarket architecture picture © Adrian Welch, October 2006 with lumix camera

Location: Brodie’s Close, Lawnmarket (Royal Mile)

Deacon Brodies Edinburgh

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Phone: +44 131 225 6531

Address: 435 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2NT, United Kingdom

Built in 1806 on Edinburgh’s famous Royal Mile, our historic pub has plenty of tales to tell!

The pub is named after one of the city’s most famous sons, Deacon William Brodie. He was one of the inspirations behind Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson’s Jekyll and Hyde.

Born in 1741, he was a deacon of a group of skilled carpenters known as the Guild of Wrights. By day, he was a respectable citizen and a member of the town council but, by night, he became involved in gambling and drinking.

To pay off his growing debts, he had to resort to burglary and a life of crime. By 1786, he had a small gang of criminals working in the city.

Throughout this Lawnmarket pub you can see references to Brodie and his double life. This Royla Mile tavern is also worth a visit to view the fascinating, decorative wooden ceiling.


Deacon Brodies Tavern provide pub food including hand-crafted speciality pies and traditional Scottish classics. These ‘pie connoisseurs’ serve Scottish pies under pastry or mash.


More info on this Edinburgh building online soon

Edinburgh House

A major Scottish capital building close to Deacon Brodies include:

Edinburgh Castle – sited west up the Royal Mile:
Edinburgh Castle near Deacon Brodies
architecture picture © Adrian Welch
Edinburgh Castle

Scottish Capital Old Town Building Designs

Contemporary Scottish Capital Old Town Property Designs – recent architectural selection below:

New College

McMorran’s House

Royal Mile Edinburgh : buildings

Scottish Parliament

Missoni Hotel Edinburgh

Historic Old Town Buildings – Selection:

Queen’s Gallery
Queen's Gallery Edinburgh
architecture image © Adrian Welch

Old College
Old College
building photo © Adrian Welch

Canongate Kirk
Canongate Kirk
building photo © Adrian Welch

Palace of Holyroodhouse

Scottish Capital Building Designs

Scottish Capital Property Designs – recent architectural selection below:

Historic New Town Buildings – Selection:

Mansfield Traquair Centre


Royal College of Physicians

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