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Corstorphine Hill Tower

Door open days

28 September 2019 (14:00 - 16:00)

29 September 2019 (10:00 - 12:00; 14:00 - 16:00)


This Tower on the summit of Corstorphine Hill was built as a viewpoint and as a memorial to Sir Walter Scott in 1871, 100 years after Scott's death. It is built of local stone and is ascended by an internal staircase to the viewing platform. From above the surrounding trees there are magnificent views of the City, the Pentland Hills, the Ochills, the Fife Coast and the Firth of Forth. It is opened by volunteers from The Friends of Corstorphine Hill.

The access is via a gated driveway with a signpost at the top of the hill which is Clermiston Road.

Key Information

Building Date: 1871

  • Corstorphine Hill
  • Clermiston Road
  • Corstorphine
  • EH12 6LR