Caledonian Hotel

and

Princes Street Station

 Postcard

The Caledonian Railway Hotel and Princes Street Station

Reproduced with acknowledgement to Heather Jack, Edinburgh

 

Caledonian Hotel and Princes Street Station

The West End

The Caledonian Hotel is situated at the West End of Princes Street, at its junction with Lothian Road.  Princes Street runs straight ahead on the left-hand side of this view.

St John's Church, and St Cuthbert's Church, to the right of it and further back, are in the centre of this picture, with the Edinburgh Castle on Castle Hill  above them.

Lothian Road, leading to the south from the West End of Princes Street, passes in front of St John's Church and behind the Caledonian Hotel in this view.

Princes Street Station lay behind the hotel frontage.  Passengers reached the station through one of the three large entrances

The station was opened by Caledonia Railway in 1870, providing services to Balerno from 1874 and Leith via Newhaven in 1879.  Princes Street Station closed in 1965.

Early 1900s

I believe  that this postcard would have been published in the early 1900s. I have not seen the back of the postcard so don't know whether or not it bears any publisher's name.  I am not able to decipher the logo at the lower left-hand corner on the front of the card, even when I enlarge the logo.

I found it interesting to see the statue in the middle of the street at the foot of Lothian Road, and to see how wide the street, Shandwick Place, was in the foreground, in front of the Caledonian Hotel.

Princes Street and Shandwick Place

The main photograph on this page looks to the west along Princes Street.

Here is another view of the Caledonian Hotel, this one looking to the SE from the West End towards the Caledonian Hotel, with Lothian Road on its left and Rutland Street, leading to Rutland Square, on its right.

The Caledonian Railway Hotel and Princes Street Station

 

Caledonian Hotel + Caley Station

Around Edinburgh

 

 

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