Netherbow Port

Once the principal gateway into the mediaeval burgh of Edinburgh, the Netherbow Port afforded an entry through the city wall from the Canongate to the east. The location of the gateway is marked on the road with brass plates and the name survives in the Netherbow Arts Centre, the home of the Scottish Storytelling Centre which was established in 1995. The original Netherbow bell has been re-hung in the open courtyard behind the Netherbow Arts Centre and John Knox's House. The Netherbow well-head outside John Knox's house is one of a number of enclosed wells erected c.1685 to supply water to the public.

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