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Edinburgh World Heritage/Charlotte Square

Charlotte Square

Overview

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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Robert Adam’s Masterpiece

Charlotte Square is believed by many to represent the highpoint of the first New Town’s planning. The famous Scottish architect Robert Adam designed the town houses on each side of the square as unified blocks, creating palace-like frontages. Charlotte Square soon became one of the most prestigious addresses in the city.

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Discover the history of one particular address on this street by reading the House History of 5 Charlotte Square.

Image via Kim Traynor (top feature image via Stephencdickson)