Ramsay Garden Castlehill Royal Mile Edinburgh
Ramsay Garden Castlehill where Ramsay Lodge stands. The house where Allan Ramsay the poet built his house and lived in 1740. Over time he extended it to what you see now. The original house was octagonal in shape and it earned the ridicule of the gentry as they called it Guse Pie. Now known as the Goose Pie Hat. After his death the property was later developed into 16 houses for student accommodation with a magnificent view of New Town Edinburgh. The houses are now private residence.
Ramsay Garden Now
The Ramsay Garden houses are a prominent feature of Edinburgh with their red ashlars and white exteriors and were first built by Alan Ramsay in 1733. Can you see the Devil on the hot tin roof? Allan Ramsay’s original Goose pie octagonal shaped house can be found in the centre looking up from Princes Street. The original Lodge is the highest point on the building.