City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Cannonball House


Castle Hill Royal Mile
Edinburgh EH1 1HR
Venue details
Edinburgh Area: 
Old Town Edinburgh
Telephone (box office): 
0131 226 0000
Edinburgh Fringe Venue: 
165

A 15th century tenement house at the top of the Royal Mile, just below Edinburgh Castle Esplanade, that has a (visible) cannon ball lodged in its outer wall. The cannon ball marks the height of the city's first piped water brought to Edinburgh Old Town. During the Fringe free daily walks with volunteer tour guides down the Royal Mile start here.