Cranston Street Canongate Royal Mile Edinburgh

Prior to the Name Cranston Street this was where Leith Wynd started and continued down hill towards Calton Hill and joined the road Back of Canongate North (Calton Road) and continued west round Calton Crags (Calton Hill) to Leith. This was the route the first Carriages took on the road to london. Leith Wynd was taken away with the development of the railway as was the Psychic Gardens  at Halkerston’s Wynd the birthplace of Robert Fergusson the Poet that inspired Robert Burns.Cranston Street now takes you to East Market Street and Jeffrey Street takes you to Market Street both street beginning at the top of Canongate.

Cranston Street Canongate Royal Mile Edinburgh

 

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