Calton Hill, Edinburgh, Scotland

Private Luxury Accommodations

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.

Though very much “in the City”  in the most central of locations, Rock House has the feel of being “not of the City”, giving its guests the unique sense of tranquility and the illusion of being in a country cottage. The house and photographer’s Studio can be booked for short stays either as an entire unit (sleeping 14) or as three individual apartments.

This house has been tastefully re-decorated to its Victorian heyday when David Octavius Hill set up his pioneering Calotype photographic studio with Robert Adamson at the house. The history of Scottish photography, art and creativity are very much part of the past, present and future fabric of this beautiful property.


28 Calton Hill
Edinburgh EH7 5AA
United Kingdom


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