New Town, Edinburgh Photos

New Town, Edinburgh is acknowledged to be one of the first planned cities. Edinburgh officials held a design competition (1766) won by James Craig, who proposed a grid of streets running between two garden squares. The streets were named for the family of King George III and to symbolize the joining of England & Scotland. The first section built (1820) was Charlotte Square with unified designs by Robert Adam. Subsequent New Town sections were constructed over time using various individual building designs.

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Panorama of New Town with Firth of Forth beyond from Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland
Panorama of New Town with Firth of Forth beyond from Edinburgh Castle.

Panorama of Princes Street in New Town from Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland
Panorama of Princes Street in New Town from Edinburgh Castle.

Charlotte Square, New Town, Edinburgh Dome of National Records of Scotland building surrounded by Georgian buildings. Edinburgh, Scotland Albert Memorial statue by Sir John Steell on Charlotte Square. Edinburgh, Scotland Fanlight over doorway flanked by lamps on Charlotte Square. Edinburgh, Scotland
Georgian House Museum in Charlotte Square, Edinburgh Row of Georgian-style classical houses along north side of Charlotte Square built by individuals to unified symmetrical design. Edinburgh, Scotland Paintings & Georgian decorations in drawing room at Georgian House museum. Edinburgh, Scotland Portrait of a lady by Allan Ramsay at Georgian House museum. Edinburgh, Scotland
St. Andrew Square, New Town, Edinburgh Melville Monument with statue by Robert Forrest on St. Andrew Square. Edinburgh, Scotland Dundas House. Edinburgh, Scotland Streetscape on St. Andrew Square. Edinburgh, Scotland
George Street, New Town, Edinburgh St Andrew's & St George's Church with steeple. Edinburgh, Scotland Monument marking visit of George IV to Scotland in 1822. Edinburgh, Scotland Church of Scotland Offices. Edinburgh, Scotland
Princes Street, New Town, Edinburgh General Register House with Duke of Wellington statue on Princes St. Edinburgh, Scotland Entrance clock tower of Balmoral Hotel. Edinburgh, Scotland Edinburgh Trams streetcar on Princes Street. Edinburgh, Scotland
Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh East Princes Street Gardens with Scott Monument & Balmoral Hotel tower. Edinburgh, Scotland Thistle in Princes Street Gardens. Edinburgh, Scotland Royal Scots Greys Monument by William Birnie Rhind in Princes Street Gardens. Edinburgh, Scotland
Walter Scott Monument, Edinburgh Scottish National Gallery on Princes Street Gardens with Festival Wheel, Scott Monument Gothic spire, Waverley rail station & Firth of Forth beyond. Edinburgh, Scotland Gothic structure of Scott Monument. Edinburgh, Scotland Sir Walter Scott statue by Sir John Steell at Scott Monument. Edinburgh, Scotland
National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh National Gallery of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland Paintings at National Gallery of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland Self portrait (1657) by Rembrandt van Rijn at National Gallery of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland
National Gallery of Scotland, Scottish Arts Monarch of the Glen painting by Sir Edwin Henry Landseer at National Gallery of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland Reverend Robert Walker Skating on Duddingston Loch painting by Sir Henry Raeburn at National Gallery of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland Geisha Girl painting by George Henry of Glasgow Boys at National Gallery of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland
Other Streets, New Town, Edinburgh St Paul's & St George's Church. Edinburgh, Scotland 37 Rose Street Robertsons bar & office building. Edinburgh, Scotland Wall clock with drinking toucan over Dirty Dicks pub on159 Rose Street. Edinburgh, Scotland
National Portrait Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh Sculpted facade of National Portrait Gallery of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland Detail of Caledonia surrounded by historical persons on frieze by William Hole in main hall at National Portrait Gallery of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland Gallery architecture at National Portrait Gallery of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland
National Portrait Gallery of Scotland - Scots Kings Charles Edward Stuart portrait after Jean-Etienne Liotard at National Portrait Gallery of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland National Portrait Gallery of Scotland - Scots Notables Charles Rennie Mackintosh portrait by Francis Henry Newbery, director of Renfrew St. school which Mackintosh designed at National Portrait Gallery of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland
Calton Hill, Edinburgh Monuments of Calton Hill over glass skylights of Waverly rail station. Edinburgh, Scotland National Monument in form of Greek Temple on Calton Hill. Edinburgh, Scotland Nelson's Monument on Calton Hill. Edinburgh, Scotland
Dean Village, Edinburgh Water of Leith scenery in Dean Village. Edinburgh, Scotland Courtyard of flats in Well Court in Dean Village. Edinburgh, Scotland Foxgloves in Dean Village. Edinburgh, Scotland

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