The Mound, Edinburgh

The Mound (1781) is an artificial hill created to connect the Old Town of Edinburgh with the New Town, by dumping the earth from excavating for the New Town into the drained Nor Loch (now Princes Street Gardens).

From this angle you can see the National Gallery of Scotland which is situated on The Mound. Behind it on the skyline is Edinburgh Castle and to the left, partially obscured by the trees you can see the building which houses the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.


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