from Craigleith


Engraving from Modern Athens - published 1829

Edinburgh  -  from Craigleith

Engravings in 'Modern Athens'  -  Edinburgh from Craigleith

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Drawn by Thomas H Shepherd

Engraved by W Tombleson



Edinburgh  -  from Craigleith

Here is a view of Edinburgh from Craigleith, about two or three miles to the north-east of central Edinburgh.  The quarry at Craigleith was the source of stone for building the New Town of Edinburgh.  

The quarry no longer exists.  The quarry has now been filled and is the site of the Craigleith Retail Centre, comprising a Sainsbury supermarket and other shops.

In this view, several familiar landmarks can be seen on the skyline:

-  Calton Hill (to the left of the trees)

-  St Giles church tower (just visible beneath Arthur's Seat)

-  St George's Church (with dome) at Charlotte Square

-  St John's church (with square tower) at West End of Princes Street

-  Edinburgh Castle.



Engravings from Modern Athens  -  Published 1829

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