Princes Street

Looking West

Princes Street, one of the first streets in Edinburgh's New Town, was built in 1769.

The views below look to the west along Princes Street towards the West End

from near

West End

Open-top Bus Tour approaching the West End of Princes Street during the Edinburgh Festival  -  August 2007


Castle Street

Photograph by Norward Ingles  -  The corner of Princes Street and Castle Street  -  Early 1950s

from near

Frederick Street

Princes Street, looking towards the West End  -  Anti-war protest march, 22 March 2003  -  The banner in the centre reads 'PEACE REVOLUTION'


National Galleries

or nearby

Procession of Masons passes along Princes Street to commemorate the Laying of the Foundation Stone for North Bridge, 1896


Scott Monument

Photograph by Norward Inglis  -  View to the west along Princes Street from the Scott Monument

The Edinburgh Wheel and Edinburgh Castle  -  Christmas 2011


South St David Street

Postcard by W R & S  - Princes Street in 1827



Postcard published by Shurey's Publications  -  Princes Street Looking West from Waverley


North British Hotel

Princes Street  -  Looking West from North British Hotel  -  c.1940 


Register House

View from the steps of Register House  -  Looking towards Edinburgh Castle with pedestrians at the East End of Princes Street in the foreground


Leith Street

Princes Street  -  Looking to the west from the top of Leith Street  -  1950s


Calton Hill

Photograph by Peter Stubbs  -  Edinburgh  -  December 2002  -  Looking towards Edinburgh Castle and Princes Street from Calton Hill

Lothian Buses

Route 3 and 17A  buses in Princes Street  -  November 2005


Princes Street  -  Photos of Lothian Buses  -  2005


Map of Princes Street and Princes Street Gardens  - 1860




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Princes Street views:
 Looking E         Looking W         Looking N + NE        Looking S

from Calton Hill        Preparing for the Trams        Princes Street Gardens

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 Grassmarket         George Street          High Street        High Street closes        Leith Street
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