Climb the historic Vennel steps for and amazing view of the castle

The Vennel is a beautiful alleyway in Edinburgh’s Grassmarket area, directly across the road from the Fiddlers Arms pub.

Count the steps as you walk up and on the 50th step turn around to be treated to one of the very best views Edinburgh can offer.

Once at the top of the steps, you will see two historic defensive walls which enclosed the southern side of Edinburgh, the Flodden Wall and the Telfer Wall.

For those interested the word vennel is an old Scottish word which is derived from the French word venelle, meaning ‘little street’, and is found in Scots texts from the fifteenth century onwards.

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