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Dean Village

A tranquil village of picturesque charm built around the Water of Leith. Look out for Well Court and St Bernard's Well nearby.

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Charlotte Square

Perhaps the highpoint of the first New Town, Robert Adam's glorious Charlotte Square is one of the finest architectural set-pieces in Europe.

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New Town

Classical architecture, grand squares and terraces, gardens and secluded lanes make up Edinburgh's Georgian New Town.

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Grassmarket

An open space that serves as a market place, surrounded by a variety of pubs and independent retailers.

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The Royal Mile

The heart, or perhaps the backbone, of Edinburgh's Old Town, with the Palace of Holyroodhouse at its foot, and Edinburgh Castle at its head.

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Calton Hill

Edinburgh's Acropolis. Visit the National Monument, Nelson Monument and other important landmarks here.

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Explore the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh

The Old and New Towns of Edinburgh are one of the most beautiful cityscapes in the world, inscribed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1995. The unique character of the city comes from the striking contrast between the medieval Old Town and the Georgian New Town, with each area containing many significant historic buildings. Use the interactive map above, or find our historical maps. Another good starting place for getting to know the World Heritage Site is our new exhibition at the Tron.

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