Sights & Attractions in Edinburgh and the Lothians

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Things to Do in New Town

Sights Overview
Name Category Location
 
Calton Hill
Robert Louis Stevenson's favorite view of his beloved city was...
Viewpoints New Town
 
Charlotte Square
At the west end of George Street is the New Town's centerpiece—an...
Squares New Town
 
Edinburgh Zoo
Children love to visit the some 1,000 animals that live in Edinburgh...
Zoos / Aquariums New Town
 
George Street
With its upscale shops and handsome Georgian frontages, this...
Public Art (Mural / Sculpture / Statue) New Town
 
Georgian House
The National Trust for Scotland has furnished this house in period...
Houses / Mansions New Town
 
Moray Place
With its "pendants" of Ainslie Place and Randolph Crescent, Moray...
Squares New Town
 
The Mound
This rising street originated from the need for a dry-shod crossing...
Neighborhoods / Streets New Town
 
National Gallery of Scotland
Opened to the public in 1859, the National Gallery presents a...
Museums / Galleries New Town
 
Princes Street
The south side of this well-planned street is occupied by the...
Neighborhoods / Streets New Town
 
Register House
Scotland's first custom-built archives depository, Register House...
Libraries New Town
 
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Britain's largest rhododendron and azalea gardens are part of...
Gardens / Arboretums New Town
 
Royal Scottish Academy
Worth visiting for a look at the imposing, neoclassic architecture...
Museums / Galleries New Town
 
Scott Monument
What appears to be a Gothic cathedral spire chopped off and planted...
Memorials / Monuments New Town
 
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art
This handsome former school building, close to the New Town...
Museums / Galleries New Town
 
Scottish National Portrait Gallery
A magnificent red-sandstone Gothic building dating from 1889...
Museums / Galleries New Town
 
Waterloo Place
The fine neoclassical architecture on this street was designed...
Neighborhoods / Streets New Town
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