18th-Century Calton Hill House for Rent

Staycation Retreat in the Heart of Edinburgh

Built in 1756 for a Merchant, Rock House is a historic gem in the heart of Edinburgh. From its secluded position at the foot of Calton Hill, it has an elavated terrace which has the most wonderful panoramic views over the landmark sites of the City.


Rock House Living Room
Rock House
Rock House Terrace
The Terrace Apartment
Studio Living Area
The Photographer’s Studio
Rock House History

Rock House History

Built in the 1750s, Rock House is reputed to be one of the oldest houses in Edinburgh’s new town. It came to worldwide fame as the home of David Octavius Hill, the artist and pioneering photographer who in 1843 together with Robert Adamson developed the calotype process at Rock House.


Rock House Art

Rock House has a unique and transformative connection with Scottish photography and art.

Rock House Art
Rock House Pencil Sketch