Art Nouveau Salvation Army Womens Hostel stone sign, West Port bottom of Grassmarket , Edinburgh old town Scotland UK
Contributor:Tony Smith / Alamy Stock Photo
File size:27.3 MB (1.5 MB Compressed download)
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Dimensions:4099 x 2325 px | 34.7 x 19.7 cm | 13.7 x 7.8 inches | 300dpi
Date taken:26 August 2013
Location:Edinburgh Old Town, Lothian, Scotland EH1
The West Port is a street in Edinburgh's Old Town, Scotland, located just south of Edinburgh Castle. It runs from Main Point (the junction of Bread Street, Lauriston Street, East Fountainbridge and High Riggs) down to the south west corner of the Grassmarket. Its name derives from the fact it sloped up from the West Port, which was the only westwards exit from the city when the city walls stood, allowing one to pass through the Flodden Wall. The port (gate) itself was demolished in 1786.