City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Old Observatory House


Old Observatory House
Venue details

Impressive 18th century building atop Calton Hill, designed and once inhabited by New Town architect James Craig. Built as a family house, the building was used by astronomers for a short period as the Old Observatory until William Playfair built his Old Observatory building nearby in 1818. The property is now rented out and is not open to the general public.