New Street Royal Mile Edinburgh
New Street or Young Street as it was first named after Dr Thomas Young who owned the Land. The access at the Canongate was private with chains and locks to prevent unwanted visitors to the street. In 1786 it was deemed a public street but was still chained until 1819 when the chains were taken away and access was available to all from the Canongate to Back of the Canongate North or now Calton Road. At the foot of New Street is a Doorway ( Jacob’s Ladder) to steps that will take you to Regent Road close to the Burns Memorial and the Calton Hill.