Jacob's Ladder

View near the top of Jacob's Ladder, approaching Regent Road

Looking down Old Tollbooth Wynd towards Calton Road, from Canongate

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs                                                                                                                 Photograph taken January 23 2006


Jacob's Ladder

Jacob's Ladder is a staircase leading from the foot of New Street, up the hill to the north to Regent Road that runs along the foot of Calton Hill past the former Royal High School.

Plans were announced to replace this by a much larger staircase up the hill as part of the Caltongate development, but the developers have now, in January 2006 shelved plans for a larger staircase.


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   The top of Jacob's Ladder, leading from the foot of New Street to Regent Road


Development plans:  Caltongate

More photos:  Caltongate