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Charlotte Square

West end of George Street 40 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh EH2 4HQ, Scotland
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neat georgian square

The architecture here is amazing. In the georgian style. Here it's a bit more spread out and... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2017
VTJedi
,
Virginia
Georgian architecture

Tours of the new town of Edinburgh will include this beautiful square, where the finest examples of... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2017
Margaret C
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Bethesda, Maryland
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Considered to be one of the finest Georgian squares in Britain, this plaza has maintained many of its elegant, old buildings on all four sides.
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West end of George Street 40 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh EH2 4HQ, Scotland
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Reviewed 13 August 2017

The architecture here is amazing. In the georgian style. Here it's a bit more spread out and edinburgh gets a completely different feel. I loved walking around Charlotte Square while exploring the "new" town. So easy to walk around edinburgh.

Thank VTJedi
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Tours of the new town of Edinburgh will include this beautiful square, where the finest examples of Georgian architecture are found. The famous architect, Robert Adam, designed this square. The Georgian House is available for tours. Some other houses in this square that were occupied...More

Thank Margaret C
Reviewed 25 July 2017

This is a beautiful square in Edinburgh to wander round, although there is quite a bit of traffic. Pop into the Georgian Town House if you get the chance.

Thank Jacqui T
Reviewed 21 July 2017

Even if architecture is your thing, it's of questionable value to trudge over to this area of the city. Yet, guide books play it up as though this were Washington Square in New York City. It's not. Nor is it any of the squares in...More

Thank GEDLosAngeles_CA
Reviewed 11 July 2017

It was wonderful walking around the square and admiring the beautiful architecture expressed in the grand buildings. Sandstone was the predominant material used in the constructs, to superb and lasting effect. Numerous decorative and practical features are to be seen. Fanlights are in place over...More

Thank permia
Reviewed 1 July 2017

This is an essential part of touring around New Town. Not busy -- few tourists, no buskers, thus unlike the Royal Mile. Gives you an understanding of why New Town was built.

2  Thank EagleEyeBoston
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Had a day trip to Edinburgh today with my daughter and Charlotte Square was our first port of call. Situated in the 'new town' and at the west end of George Street. A nice quiet peaceful area away from all the hustle and bustle of...More

Thank thetravellingmanUk
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Most cities around northern Europe have similar buildings, domes, spires, big tall Georgian and Victorian style housing, which have the odd interval of a city square, here we have Charlotte square, an attractive city square from about 200 years ago, matured into a beautiful rural...More

Thank Theycallitmadness
Reviewed 12 January 2017

We visited the week before Christmas Great Christmas tree on the square, and the lights on the street were really impressive. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Peter K
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Charlotte Square is a beautiful example of Edinburgh's New Town. The ornate buildings are truly spectacular and are part of the wider area of Georgian architecture which forms the New Town which is UNESCO listed. There are some well known faces to be seen in...More

Thank Richard B
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West End
Prevailing winds meant that most cities that grew in
industrial Britain had their most desirable
neighbourhoods to the west – upwind of factory fumes.
Edinburgh was no exception, with its wealthiest
citizens settling in its West End and leaving behind
grand Georgian townhouses, private gardens and genteel
crescents. These backstreets remain as dignified and
sleepy as ever, and most of the action here lies along
...More
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