Edinburgh and the Lothians

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  • 1. Canongate

    Old Town | Neighborhood/Street

    This section of the Royal Mile takes its name from the canons who once ran the abbey at Holyrood. Canongate—in Scots, gate means "street"...Read More

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  • 2. Castlehill

    Old Town | Neighborhood/Street

    This street, the upper portion of the Royal Mile, was where alleged witches were brought in the 16th century to be burned at the stake; a bronze...Read More

  • 3. George Street

    New Town | Neighborhood/Street

    With its high-end shops, upmarket bistros, and five-star hotels, all with handsome Georgian frontages, George Street is a more pleasant, less...Read More

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  • 4. High Street

    Old Town | Neighborhood/Street

    The High Street (one of the five streets that make up the Royal Mile) is home to an array of impressive buildings and sights, including some...Read More

  • 5. Lawnmarket

    Old Town | Neighborhood/Street

    A corruption of "land market," Lawnmarket is the second of the streets that make up the Royal Mile. It was formerly the site of the produce...Read More

  • 6. Princes Street

    New Town | Neighborhood/Street

    The south side of this dominant New Town street is occupied by the well-kept Princes Street Gardens, which act as a wide green moat to the castle...Read More

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  • 7. The Mound

    New Town | Neighborhood/Street

    This rising street originated from the need for a dry-shod crossing of the muddy quagmire left behind when Nor' Loch, the body of water below...Read More

  • 8. Waterloo Place

    New Town | Neighborhood/Street

    The fine neoclassical architecture on this street was designed as a piece by Archibald Elliot (d. 1823) in 1815. Waterloo Place extends over...Read More

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