The Watergate Canongate Royal Mile Edinburgh

ROYAL MILE WATERGATE EDINBURGH SIGN

The Water Gate (Water Yett) was found at the foot of the Canongate on the north side near to White Horse Close. It was named the Watergate as a pond for watering horse dominated the area. There was a gated archway that stood across the road adjoining the buildings on the Canongate to the ones at the Abbey, some called Abbey Gate. The gate was locked at night for security.

Link to Abbey Strand