Bakehouse Close
Bakehouse Close
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The area
Neighbourhood: Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.

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Local guide guy
Edinburgh, UK26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
must go place for every Outlander fan as you easily recognize it as an Outlander filming location, also it feels like you step back in time
Written 11 April 2024
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mrclincolnhigh
Greensburg, PA227 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
In the pantheon of Outlander things to see: This one is important. BUT it is so quite underwhelming. Its fun but after 5 pictures and a video of your walking through the tunnel, you just leave.....cause it's a stairway and a door. Go see it, but its like.....5 minutes.

Great little jewelry and gem store right outside the tunnel. If you need a gem for something....
Written 1 July 2023
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Aint_Life_Great
Huntsville, AL606 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
A must for Outlander fans. This is where Jamie's print shop was filmed. Did I get a photo on the steps like a huge geek? Well yes, yes, I did. Visited in April, and had the close to ourselves. Definitely worth a stop if you're a fan of JAMMF.
Written 22 June 2022
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funinthesun718
Belfast, UK41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
For any Outlander fans Bakehouse Close (Carfax Close in the show) is a must, great photo opportunity on the steps of Alexander Malcolm’s (Jamie’s) Print Shop. And You are most likely to meet up with other Outlander fans there to have a chat with
Written 30 April 2022
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GAR
882 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Solo
Easy to find - just off the Royal Mile. It really felt like being on the set of the show. Visited off peak season so luckily had the place to myself!
Written 3 March 2022
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johnhouston2
Knaresborough, UK5,230 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020
The archway to this close dates from 1570 and although there is nothing particularly spectacular about the buildings within, they provide a good feeling of a small residential and business community from times past. As you might expect from the name, a baker and his family once lived and traded here and there was also a pub called the Cock and Trumpet. More up to date, and on the visit list for avid Outlander fans, this close was used for filming Clare’s visit to a printer’s shop.
Written 24 November 2020
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Jesica Gurley
Panama City, FL15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Our first day in Edinburgh, we walked down the Royal Mile just to check things out and walked right past it, unaware that's where it was. I had it on my list of things to check out and I missed it completely the first time. They were doing a bit of construction at the entrance of the close so the sign was partially hidden. Once we searched for it intentionally, we were able to find it quickly and easily. Other than the small "Bakehouse Close" sign above the entrance, it is very well hidden. Once you walk through the curved opening, you can see the steps that were "Alexander Malcom's print shop" / Carfax Close. We were the only ones there, got to take some photos of / on the steps and then we were on our way! It was a fun, quick photo stop! Definitely recommend if you're an Outlander fan!
Written 10 March 2020
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Malgorzata
12,086 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019
Bakehouse Close is one of 80 closes that fall off the Royal Mile. Bakehouse Close is located in Canongate, next to The Museum of Edinburgh and across the street from New Calton Burial Ground. The long tunnel archway that you walk through to reach the close was established in 1570 and was a joining of three houses.Huntly House, which was a mansion on the East Side of the close, is now the Museum of Edinburgh. In the 1830s Acheson House attracted the attention for the reason of The Cock and Trumpet Pub located just off Bakehouse Close. The Cock and Trumpet did their business during night, so like many of the closes on the Royal Mile, Bakehouse Close has an own interesting history. The old Acheson family crest can still be viewed above the doorway of the courtyard currently occupied by the Edinburgh World Heritage organization.Stepping inside the close, the courtyard containing the Cock and Trumpet is to your left. Bakehouse Close was named for the bakers that lived here. This historic close leads you to Holyrood Road, which leads onto the Holyrood Palace and Park. Bakehouse Close is one of the best-preserved examples of old Edinburgh. It is also one of the ''Outlander'' film locations in Edinburgh. Another very spectacular place of the Royal Mile. You must discover it.
Written 15 December 2019
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magicmagic1
Leyland, UK256 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
As an outlander fan, its a must whilst in the city. Easy to find, just off the Royal Mile / Cannongate end , its free. Amazing that the owners don't make more of it
Written 26 November 2019
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K B
Oakville, Canada44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
I stumbled across the location where they filmed the scene where Claire goes into the print shop. There isn't much there but cool to see. Just steps from a main street with lots of shops. We walked to it after our tour of Holyrood Castle.
Written 24 November 2019
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