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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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  • Charlotte Square across the street from our luxury condominium was three blocks from Princes Street along a main road and a residential community. The architecture in the area was beautiful neo-classi...  read more »
  • This stunning 18th Century Square in New Town is one of the finest Neo-Classical squares in the Britain. Robert Adam was the key architect. The west side has a large Neo-Classical building with a towe...  read more »
  • One of our favourite places to go in August, in Edinburgh. A convergence of books, readers and authors for 2 weeks. Prettymuch something for everyone from 3 to 93. You mightget it signed to. Free admi...  read more »
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