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Charlotte Square, Edinburgh
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Charlotte Square is a garden square in Edinburgh, Scotland, part of the New Town, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The square is located at the west end of George Street and was intended to mirror St. Andrew Square in the east. The gardens are private and not publicly accessible.HistoryInitially named St. George's Square in James Craig's original plan, it was renamed in 1786 after King George III's Queen and first daughter, to avoid confusion with George Square, in the south of the city. Charlotte Square was the last part of the initial phase of the New Town to be completed in 1820. Much of it was to the 1791 design of Robert Adam, who died in 1792, just as building began.In 1939 a very sizable air-raid shelter was created under the south side of the gardens, accessed from the street to the south.In 2013 the south side was redeveloped in an award-winning scheme, creating major new office floorspace behind a restored series of townhouses.Edinburgh Collegiate School was located in Charlotte Square.
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  • Nicely renovated rooms, friendly staff, breakfast was good, there was all you needed. Nice bar to take either a drink before we went out for the evening or when you come back.
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  • 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 UN...  more »
  • Forward to it because the guides were praise of this square... Disappointed during our discovery by the presence of a green space surrounded by cars and grids. Not accessible square when we came here in the middle of the day...
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  • These apartments have got to be most outstanding supurb accomodation we have stayed in. The attention to detail is 2nd to none. Everything you could ask for is in the apartment. I will never book a hotel after this stay. Clean, tastefull welcoming, I can go on and on. Highly recommended and would 100% stay again!! Book it!!