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Corstorphine Hill Tower

25 September 2021 (14:00-16:00)

26 September 2021 (14:00-16:00)


The Tower is a famous viewpoint on the summit of the Hill. It was built 150 years ago as a memorial to Sir Walter Scott. The top of the tower is at about 200m above sea level and commands magnificent views in all directions, to the Pentlands, the upper Forth, Fife and the Firth, and the City Centre and East Lothian.

For Doors Open Days 2021 we will be open 2-4 pm both days and guides will be in attendance. Access the tower from the gated drive on Clermston Road near the 26 bus terminus, or from a small car park at the top of Kaimes Road.

Digital Resources

Short Film

If you can’t make it along in person this year do enjoy a virtual visit with this short video made by local filmmaker Jim Sheach of a musical celebration held last month at the Tower to commemorate the 150th anniversary of its building and the 250th anniversary of Scott’s birth.

Enjoy a short film!

Key Information

Building Date: 1871

  • Corstorphine Hill
  • Clermiston Road
  • Corstorphine
  • EH12 6UP