THE NEW TOWN

Constructed in the mid-18 th century as the solution to the cramped living conditions of the Old Town in which disease and crime were rife, New Town is a masterpiece of urban planning, featuring
impressive Georgian neo-classical buildings set spaciously along cobbled street and, thanks to a
commitment to preserving its character, a walk through the district is like stepping back in time.

There’s no end of things to do, including enjoying panoramic views of the city from the summit of

The Nelson Monument, exploring the innumerable exhibits at the free-to-visit National Portrait
Gallery or taking a leisurely wand
er amid the exotic species of plants at the Royal Botanic Gardens.

THINGS TO DO

ACCOMMODATION

RESTAURANTS

CAFES

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The Stockbridge Colonies

Today, the Stockbridge Colonies are afforded listed status, protecting them as a key element of Edinburgh’s social history.

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