Anchor Close 

Anchor Close  -  1

Edinburgh Closes  -  Anchor Close, looking to the south towards Cockburn Street

 Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk      Photograph taken 2 August 2003

 

 

Map

Please click here to find Anchor Close on a map of the Royal Mile.

It is No. 148, near the centre of  this map on the right hand side.

 

Anchor Close - 2

 

 

Anchor Close

North from the Royal Mile, crossing Cockburn Street

Anchor Close leads to the north and south from the centre of Cockburn Street.

-  To the south, the close leads up the stairs to Edinburgh Royal Mile

-  To the north, the close leads down a few stairs towards Market Street, but there is no exit into Market Street.

The close was named after the Anchor Tavern which opened here around 1715.  [A Guide to the Royal Mile

The photograph above looks from the northern part of the close, up the hill towards Cockburn Street.

Historical detail above taken from A Guide to the Royal Mile (Gordon Wright) ISBN 0 903065 88 6

 

 

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