Hunter Square Royal Mile Edinburgh

Hunter Square Sign High Street Royal Mile Edinburgh

Hunter Square was formed in 1786 when the South Bridge was being built. Hunter Square was named after the Edinburgh Lord Provost Sir James Hunter Blair. Unfortunately he died in 1878 prior to the completion of the South Bridge. The south Bridge was built to span the Cowgate and give direct access to the south of Edinburgh. No. 4 Hunter Square was where the Merchant company of Edinburgh had their office in 1681 after moving from the Cowgate due to the building of the George Iv Bridge. The Tron Kirk is the main building in Hunter Square and also a Post Box that was painted Gold as a honour to one of Sir Chris Hoy’s Gold Medals in the 2012 Olympic Games. The Other Post Box can be seen just off Princes Street on Hanover Street across from the Royal Academy of Art building on The Mound Edinburgh

  Hunter Square High Street Royal Mile Edinburgh Hunter Square Royal Mile Edinburgh Sir Chris Hoy's Golden Post Box  South Bridge where it spans the Cowgate Edinburgh

 

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