Cowgate Edinburgh, Old Town Buildings Photos, Scottish Capital city centre property

Cowgate Edinburgh Architecture

Key Buildings along historic Capital street: major Old Town properties, Scotland, UK

post updated 27 October 2023

Location: Edinburgh Old Town, southeast Scotland

A view down the Cowgate:
image © Adrian Welch 2006

Cowgate Buildings

St Partick’s Catholic Church, Cowgate:
St Partick's Church Edinburgh
church building photo © Adrian Welch

Cowgate hotel
Designs unveiled – rectilinear sandstone and glass form – for five-storey 73-bed Holiday Express Inn, located in the grounds of St Patrick’s Church:

Cowgate hotel
photo © Adrian Welch, Nov 2007

Please note: the Cowgate is used by a range of people to hang out so please take care, it has a certain reputation!

Edinburgh Court
Edinburgh Courts Edinburgh Courts Cowgate
photos © Adrian Welch 2006

Cowgate Fire – Artwork on site:
Cowgate Fire
pace artwork photo

Cowgate housing design by Richard Murphy Architects
Cowgate housing
image © Adrian Welch, 2006
The local architecture practice of Richard Murphy Architects is based at Tron Square, just off this key city street.

Cowgate Fire Ideas Competition

Magdalen Chapel:
Magdalen Chapel
photo © A. Welch 2006

Cowgate church building:
Cowgate church
photo © A Welch 2006

Cowgate shop – Concrete Butterfly, designed by architect Andy Stoane:
Concrete Butterfly
image © A. Welch, 2006

Missoni Hotel Edinburgh, located at the junction of the High Street and George IV Bridge

Blackfriars Street Flats

Cowgatehead Library Competition – won by Benson + Forsyth Architects, never built:
Cowgatehead Library
picture from the architect
Cowgate Library Proposal

Tron Square Housing

Tron Nursery Cowgate – Under 5’s

St Cecilia’s Hall

SmartCityHostels Cowgate Building
Cowgate Hostel
photo © Adrian Welch, 2007

Scottish Capital Building Designs

Contemporary Scottish Capital Property Designs – recent architectural selection below:

Buildings fairly close to the Cowgate include:

Edinburgh Castle, Old Town, located to the northwest

Museum of Scotland on Chambers Street, one block to the south of the middle part of this east-west street.

Royal Mile Edinburgh : buildings

Cowgate Fire – site of an international architecture competition jointly run by the Editor of this website, Scottish architect Adrian Welch.


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