One of the most picturesque closes on the Royal Mile due to it’s beautiful views towards the Scott Monument and Princes Street, believed to date from 1544. This steep and narrow wee close plunges down winding from the Royal Mile to Cockburn Street.
Residence of the lord advocate Sir James Steward 1692 1713 also Andrew Crosbie The
Jovial Counselor Pleydell Earlier Sir John Scougal Painter Of William III and
Queen Mary west Stands Mansion of Bishop Bothwell Died 1593
Advocate’s Close takes its name from Sir James Stewart of Goodtrees, the last Advocate of Scotland in office at the beginning of the 18th century