Anchor Close 

Anchor Close - 2

Anchor Close  -  Looking to the south down Anchor Close towards Cockburn Street

 Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk      Photograph taken 2 August 2003

 

 

Anchor Close - 1

 

 

Anchor Close

North from the Royal Mile, crossing Cockburn Street

Anchor Close leads to the north and south from the centre of Cockburn Street.

-  To the south, the close leads up the stairs to Edinburgh Royal Mile

-  To the north, the close leads down a few stairs towards Market Street, but there is no exit into Market Street.

The close was named after the Anchor Tavern which opened here around 1715.  [A Guide to the Royal Mile

The photograph above looks from the southern part of the close as it runs down from the Royal Mile and crosses Cockburn Street.

Historical detail above taken from A Guide to the Royal Mile (Gordon Wright) ISBN 0 903065 88 6

 

 

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