North Castle Street Edinburgh

North Castle street runs north from George Street to Queen Street there are residence and restaurants and is best known for the house of Sir Walter Scott who lived here with his family.

Sir Walter Scott North Castle Street Edinburgh

Walter Scott was born in College Wynd in the Old Town of Edinburgh on 15 August 1771. The house is no longer there but a plaque on the wall at the top of Guthrie Street denotes the position of the house where he was born. The family moved to 25 George Square which was outside the city walls and that is where Walter Scott grew up. When he married he moved to his marital home 39 North Castle Street in the new town (pictured below). Walter Scott was a Scottish historical novelist and poet.  Walter Scott’s most famous titles include Ivanhoe, Rob Roy, The Lady of the Lake, Waverley, The Heart of Midlothian and The Bride of Lammermoor.  This 200-foot-tall monument to Scottish Author Sir Walter Scott was funded mostly by a great admirer and author Catherine Sinclair. Climb the steps to the top for an exceptional view of Edinburgh city centre.

 SIR WALTER SCOTT HOUSE NORTH CASTLE STREET EDINBURGH  Sir Walter Scott House Plaque North Castle Street Edinburgh


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