Click for Bookshop

Elephant House, The

A cafe and tea-house on George IV Bridge in Central Edinburgh, the Elephant House was established in 1995. It occupies a fine B-listed ashlar tenement building which dates from c.1845. This features fine carved Jacobean scrollwork above the window pediments and a decorative roofline parapet. The building rises five storeys from Merchant Street but just three storeys from George IV Bridge. The cafe offers fine views of Edinburgh Castle to the rear and promotes itself as the "birthplace of Harry Potter" on the basis that the author J.K. Rowling (b.1965) wrote some of her work here.


Use the tabs on the right of this page to see other parts of this entry arrow

If you have found this information useful please consider making
a donation to help maintain and improve this resource. More info...

By using our site you agree to accept cookies, which help us serve you better