Ross Fountain is an ornate iron fountain from the mid-19th Century located at the west end of Princes Street Gardens in Edinburgh. Figures depicted on the fountain include mermaids and four females depicting science, the arts, poetry and industry. A final female figure stands at the apex of the fountain. Ross Fountain with Edinburgh Castle in the background. Edinburgh Castle a famous tourist attraction in the West End of Edinburgh. Human habitation of the site is dated back as far as the 9th century BC. Listed by Historic Scotland.