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Drummond Place, Edinburgh New Town

Drummond Place terminates the eastern end of Great King Street, the most prominent axis in Edinburgh's Northern New Town. The ensemble of the Northern New Town represents the largest urban…

From  Richard Anderson on May 25th, 2021 0 likes 22 plays 0  

Cowgate, Edinburgh Old Town

Cowgate is a street that runs from the Grassmarket in the West to Hollyrood Road in the East. A major artery in Edinburgh's Old Town, it winds along a low valley between the High Street and the…

From  Richard Anderson on May 24th, 2021 0 likes 20 plays 0  

Ravelston Garden, Edinburgh

Ravelston Garden Ravelston Garden was designed between 1935 and 1937 by Norman Neil and Robert Hurd. Three blocks of sixteen flats each are set in a garden. Each block is X-shaped in plan, meaning…

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Canongate and High Street, Old Town, Edinburgh

In 1130 King David I founded the town by ‘feuing’ (leasing land) for building. The Royal Mile is lined with tenements, separated by closes, and accessed by staircases at the rear.…

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Calton Hill, Edinburgh

Calton Hill Developed during the first third of the 19th century as part of plans for Edinburgh’s Third New Town by William Henry Playfair, this site addresses changes in topography within…

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Royal Circus, New Town, Edinburgh

The Royal Circus terminates the western end of Great King Street, acting as a counterpart to Drummond Place in Edinburgh's Northern New Town. Built to the designs of William Henry Playfair from…

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Mass Housing, Leith

Across Scotland between the 1920s and the 1980s, a substantial programme of mass housing for subsidised rent was delivered by town and city councils. In Edinburgh, the key decade was the 1960s, when…

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George Square, University of Edinburgh

George Square (general) George Square is at the heart of the University of Edinburgh’s central campus. Laid out in the eighteenth century, during the 1940s plans were made to rebuild the…

From  Richard Anderson on May 20th, 2021 0 likes 44 plays 0  

Old College, University of Edinburgh

Old College is the heart of Edinburgh University. Initial designs for the building were drawn by Robert Adam in 1789. Adam envisioned a building with two internal courtyards terminating in a…

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