Edinburgh

Old Town

 including the Royal Mile

Edinburgh Old Town  was built on the ridge running down the from Edinburgh Castle to Holyrood Palace.

The Royal Mile which leads down this ridge is made up of  Lawnmarket, then The High Street then Canongate. 

There are high buildings on either side with  narrow lanes or closes between them, particularly on either side of the High Street.

 

The Castle and City of Edinburgh

1575

Engraving in 'Old & New Edinburgh'  -  Map of Castle and City of Edinburgh  -  1575

1575

 

Plan of Edinburgh

Early-1700s

Engraving of Edinburgh  -  Early 1700s     Engraving of Edinburgh  -  west section of map  -  early 1700s    Edinburgh in the early 1700s  -  east section of map

Early 1700s

 

The Royal Mile Closes

1817

Edinburgh Old Town  and New Town - Map from 1817 Guide

Edinburgh Old Town 
and New Town

The Royal Mile - with closes numbered - from an 1817 Edinburgh Guidebook.The Royal Mile - with closes numbered - from an 1817 Edinburgh Guidebook

The Royal Mile
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Key to Names of Closes in Edinburgh Old Town map - published in 1817 Guide Book.

Key to names of closes in Edinburgh Old Town map - published in 1817 Guide Book

Key to names of Closes in Edinburgh Old Town Map - published in 1817 Guide Book.

Names of Closes

Edinburgh Castle to Holyrood Palace - Map from 1817 Guide Book

The Royal Mile

Notes on the Royal Mile

Edinburgh Old Town  was built on the ridge running down the from Edinburgh Castle to Holyrood Palace.  The Royal Mile runs down this ridge It comprises  Lawnmarket then The High Street then Canongate.

There are high buildings on either side with  narrow lanes or closes between them, particularly on either side of the High Street.

 

High Street and South Bridge

1830

Map of Edinburgh Old Town, including High Street, Cowgate, South Bridge, St Giles Church and Tron Kirk  -  1830

St Giles, Tron, South Bridge, Cowgate
St Mary's Wind and High School Wind

 

 

Edinburgh Old Town

1891 Map

1891 Map  -  Edibnburgh Old Town  -  map + key

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Edinburgh Old Town  -  Extract from a Bartholemew Map, 1891  -  Waverley

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Edinburgh Old Town  -  Extract from a Bartholemew Map, 1891   -  Royal Mile (west)

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 Edinburgh Old Town  -  Extract from a Bartholemew Map, 1891  -  Royal Mile (east)

Royal Mile (E)

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Edinburgh Old Town  -  Extract from a Bartholemew Map, 1891  -  South Side

South Side

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Edinburgh Old Town  -  Extract from a Bartholemew Map, 1891  -  Dumbiedykes

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Edinburgh Old Town  -  Extract from a Bartholemew Map, 1891  -  St Leonard's

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Detail from 1891 Map  -  Edinburgh Gas Works, New Street

Edinburgh Gas Works

   

 

The Royal Mile Closes

Early 20th Century Map

from a leaflet published by W J Hay

Royal Mile Map

  William J Hay  -  Small leaflet  -  Royal Mile Map

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Royal Mile Closes - Early C20

 

The Royal Mile Closes

1928 Maps

Map of Edinburgh Royal  Mile  -  Edinburgh Castle to Holyrood Palace  -  1928

The Royal Mile

Map of Edinburgh Royal Mile  -  Edinburgh Castle to Holyrood Palace

The Royal Mile
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The Royal Mile Closes

1979 Map 

Key to Map

Numerical order

   Map published in the book  'A Guide to The Royal Mile' by Gordon Wright, first published 1979

The Royal Mile

Key to Map

Alphabetical order

 

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