Cowgate lies in the valley immediately to the south of the Royal
Mile. It runs almost parallel to the Royal Mile, from the
Grassmarket to Queen's Park at Holyrood.
Bridge provides a route into Edinburgh from the South. The
bridge has nineteen arches, but the only one exposed to view is
the crossing of the Cowgate. High buildings have been
constructed next to the bridge for the remainder of its length.
This is one of
two engravings featuring Cowgate in Modern Athens. The other shows Cowgate,
further east, as it approaches Holyrood.