Engraving from Old & New Edinburgh - published 1890

Princes Street
looking east

Princes Street  -  looking east to Calton Hill and the Nelson Monument

Engraving from 'Old & New Edinburgh'  -  Princes Street looking East

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Princes Street  -  Looking east to the Nelson Monument

This view is from a drawing by A Naysmith published in 1806.

Princes Street (or Prince's Street as it was then called) can be seen as a residential street with attractive terraces of houses on its north side and an open outlook to the south.

The Nelson Monument is a prominent feature in the distance.  There is housing below the monument (now gone).

The North British Hotel, the Scott Monument, the National Galleries and the Mound have all still to be built on the south side of Princes Street.