The North Bridge is a bridge and street in Edinburgh which connects Princes Street with High Street, and Edinburgh’s Old Town with Edinburgh’s New Town. It was built in 1772 and enlarged a century later, before being completely rebuilt in 1896.
Magnificent views of the city can be seen from the North Bridge, including views of Edinburgh’s many hills, the Old Town, Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh University along with the new town’s bustling Princes Street with its many hotels and shops.
If you want to view the bridge itself, you can admire it from the esplanade of Princes Street. This is not the most attractive vantage point, but it is in good condition, painted white with brightly colored frames and with sculptures of Scottish warriors positioned in the middle.