Corstorphine Hill Tower - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Corstorphine hill, another one of the seven hills of Edinburgh, that has an interesting tower at the top.
Corstorphine Hill Tower - FURTHER INFORMATION
Corstorphine Hill Tower - Edinburgh visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Corstorphine Hill Tower' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Lothian.
Corstorphine Hill is found west of Edinburgh city center, and is one of the seven hills of the city. Not as well known, or visited, as Salisbury Craggs or Calton Hill to the east, the 161m high Corstorphine Hill is mostly covered with forest known as Corstorphine Woods.
On top of the hill stands Corstorphine Hill Tower, a monument to Sir Walter Scott, also known as Clermiston Tower or the Scott Tower. The square tower was built around 1870. It is mostly built of coursed whinstone which may have been quarried on Corstorphine Hill. The tower has a corbelled, battlemented parapet and is sometimes open to the public with good panoramic views of the surroundings from the top, making it a minor attraction in Edinburgh.
Two aircraft communication pylons dominate the top of the hill. On the hill is also a restored Walled Garden and nearby are various dis-used quarries and Edinburgh Zoo.
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Bus: Clermiston Road to the Clerwood bus terminus then walk, Corstorphine Road and Queensferry Road.
Car: Cairnmuir Road / Kaimes Road carpark