Engravings from the book 'Old & New Edinburgh'

The Royal Mile

 

Street names in The Royal Mile

The Royal Mile runs from Edinburgh Castle on top of Castle Hill, down the ridge to Holyrood Palace, about a mile to the east.  

The street has several names.  They are, travelling down the hill from the castle:

-  Castle Hill   -  a narrow street, from the Castle Esplanade past the Camera Obscura 

-  Lawnmarket  -  continuing down the hill past George IV Bridge.

-  High Street  -  from St Giles Cathedral and past North & South Bridge

-  Canongate - through the old borough of Canongate past Canongate Tolbooth.

Please scroll down to see some engravings of the Royal Mile, published in 1890.

 

Castle Hill

Engraving from 'Old & New Edinburgh'  -  Edinburgh from the King's Bastion at the Castle  -  1825

View from the Castle

Engraving from 'Old & New Edinburgh'  -  Castle Hill

Looking down Castle Hill

Engraving from 'Old & New Edinburgh'  -  Assembly Hall

Looking up Castle Hill

 

Lawnmarket

Engraving from 'Old & New Edinburgh'  -  The Lawnmarket

Lawnmarket and St Giles Cathedral

Engraving from 'Old & New Edinburgh'  -  Gladstone's Land

Gladstone's Land

Engraving from 'Old & New Edinburgh'  -  The Heart of Midlothian

The Heart of Midlothian

Engraving from 'Old & New Edinburgh'  -  The Old Tolbooth

The Old Tolbooth beside St Giles

 

High Street

Engraving from 'Old & New Edinburgh' -  The Royal Exchange

The Royal Exchange

Engraving from 'Old & New Edinburgh'  -  Allan Ramsay's House in the Royal Mile

Allan Ramsay's House

Engraving from 'Old & New Edinburgh'  -  John Knox House

John Knox House

The Guard-House and the Black Turnpike in the Royal Mile, Edinburgh

Guard-House and Black Turnpike

Engraving from 'Old & New Edinburgh  -  Parliament House in Parliamnet Square

Parliament House, Parliament Square

Marshall Wane  -  Postcard of an exhibit in the1886 Exhibition  -  Edinburgh Old Town, Black Turnpike

Reconstruction - 1886 Exhibition

Black Turnpike

 

Canongate

Engraving in 'Old & New Edinburgh  -  The Canongate Tolbooth

Canongate Tolbooth

Engraving from 'Old & New Edinburgh'  Huntly House in the Canongate  -  front of building

Huntly House

Engraving from 'Old & New Edinburgh'  -  The Nether Bow

Nether Bow Port

Engraving from 'Old & New Edinburgh'  -  Canongate Tolbooth

Moray House

Engraving from 'Old & New Edinburgh'  -  The Nether Bow

Nether Bow Port

Marshall Wane  -  Postcard of an exhibit in the1886 Exhibition  -  Edinburgh Old Town, Nether Bow

Reconstruction - 1886 Exhibition

Nether Bow

 

Royal Mile Closes

Engraving from 'Old & New Edinburgh'  -  Stamp Office Close

Stamp Office Close

Engraving in 'Old & New Edinburgh'  -  White Horse Inn

White Horse Inn

Engraving from 'Old & New Edinburgh'  -  Advocate's Close

Advocate's Close

Engraving from 'Old & New Edinburgh  -  Fleshmarket Close

Fleshmarket Close

Engraving from 'Old & New Edinburgh'  -  Huntly House, as seen from Bakehouse Close

Bakehouse Close

Huntly House

Engraving from 'Old & New Edinburgh'  -  Ballantyne's Close, Grassmarket  -  1850

Ballantyne's Close

Grassmarket

 

 

Engravings

Thumbnail images

Edinburgh Old Town

The Royal Mile

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh New Town

Distant Views of Edinburgh

Around Edinburgh - North + East

Around Edinburgh - West + South

Churches

Schools

 Leith

 

More pages on engravings

Background reading ...    Engravings  and Engravers

Engravings in Books ...    Index

Modern Athens  - 1829

Nelson's Pictorial Guide Books

Old & New Edinburgh  - 1890

Other

 

 

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