Jacob's Ladder

From the shadows below the rail bridge – where New Street meets Calton Road – the steps of Jacob’s Ladder offer an ascent from earth to the after-life, or a steep shortcut from the ‘Old’ to the New Town.

The ‘ladder’ leads up into the Enlightenment monuments of Burns and Calton Hill with panoramic views towards the sea (where in 1786 Robert Burns booked a passage on a ship called The Roselle from the port of Leith to Kingston and Savanah-La-Mar, Jamaica – intending to work as an overseer of slaves on a sugar plantation). 

Contact

Jacob's Ladder, Calton Rd / New Street Rail Bridge, EH8 8DL

0131 226 6558

info@edinburghartfestival.com

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Opening times

Daily, 24hr

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Jacob's Ladder

Jacob's Ladder, Calton Rd / New Street Rail Bridge, EH8 8DL