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Edinburgh and the Lothians Sights

Charlotte Square

  • West end of George St. Map It
  • New Town
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Updated 10/11/2013

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At the west end of George Street is the New Town's centerpiece—an 18th-century square with one of the proudest achievements of Robert Adam, Scotland's noted neoclassical architect. On the north side, Adam designed a palatial facade to unite three separate town houses of such sublime simplicity and perfect proportions that architects come from all over the world to study it. Happily, the Age of Enlightenment grace notes continue within, as the center town house is now occupied by the Georgian House museum.

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West end of George St., Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH2 4DR, Scotland

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Updated 10/11/2013


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