|From:||Leith Walk (NT260745)|
|To:||Montrose Terrace (NT269744)|
|Distance:||0.6 miles (1 km)|
|Route outline (key)|
The B1350 is a short link in Edinburgh that cuts the corner between Leith Walk A900 and Montrose Terrace / London Road A1, avoiding the mania that is the A1 / A7 / A8 / A900 junction next to Waverley Station. Along the way, it passes along the north side of Royal Terrace Gardens, passing the typical Georgian architecture of Edinburgh New Town.
The B1350 was the highest-numbered Class II road in zone 1 in the 1922 road lists.
The western end of the B1350 is at a large roundabout with the A900; this links the B1350 London Road with the A900 Leith Walk and the local access to Gayfield Square, home of one of Edinburgh's busier police stations. Almost immediately to the east of the roundabout, a small road leads southeast and up the side of Calton Hill into Blenheim Place, which soon becomes Royal Terrace, notable for some very fine early 19th century housing. Along this stretch the north side of London Road is called Leopold Place, and Royal Terrace Gardens rise up the slope to the south; in between the B1350 offers a wide, straight route, generally S4 including a bus lane on each side.
A little further, Hillside Crescent brackets a segment of grass to the north which comes to an end a little before the eastern end of Royal Terrace Gardens. Beyond, the B1350 meets Easter Road, which although unclassified is one of the main routes to Leith to the north; to the south a short section of Easter Road curves uphill and a short cul de sac named West Norton Place forks off it. The easternmost part of the B1350 is called East Norton Place, and it runs for a short distance between the shops and houses of the Abbeyhill district, before meeting the A1, which arrives from the southwest as Montrose Terrace and continues as London Road.
There concludes a short but mostly picturesque road, combining elegant New Town architecture and leafy parkland.