The 1851 A-listed Donaldson’s Hospital building in Edinburgh was designed by architect William Henry Playfair in the Jacobethan inspired by Elizabethan manor houses. 

The building is built round a quadrangle in Tudor architecture style with large corner towers which themselves are each made up of four smaller towers.

Queen Victoria opened the building in 1850 and is reputed to have said that the building was more impressive than many of her own palaces.


Aerial survey carried out by

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