Here is a bird's eye view of Edinburgh,
looking west towards Edinburgh Castle from a point above St
Margaret's Loch in Holyrood Park.
The ridge running down from Edinburgh
Castle can clearly be seen, first within the town walls to the
Nether Bow Port,
then across open land to the borough of the Canongate and Holyrood
The road on the crest of the hill is now
The road road running parallel, in the
valley to the left is the
At the time that depicted in this drawing, the Cowgate was entirely outside the
walls of Edinburgh.
The Nor' Loch is in the upper-right
corner of the picture, in the valley to the north of the castle.
The lower slopes of Calton Hill can be
seen at the extreme-right of the picture, and the lower slopes of
the hill in Holyrood Park, beneath Salisbury Crags can be seen in
the lower-left corner of the picture.