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As you walk up Frederick Street from Princes Street, you see ahead this imposing statue of William Pitt which is set at the crossroad with George Street. It was erected in 1832 and sculpted by Chantry and, in fact, is a copy of his original...More
The statue of William Pitt the Younger stands in the middle of the road at the junction of George Street and Frederick Street. He was Britain's youngest Prime Minister at the age of 24 during King George's III's reign.
If walking along and exploring George Street, in Edinburgh's 'new town', the statue of William Pitt is one of several that you will come across on your travels.
William Pitt was Britain's youngest Prime Minister from 1783 to 1801.
The statue sits in the centre...More
William Pitt the younger, a man from Kent, stands proudly on George street, he was the youngest prime minister at the time, Maybe he done some good things for the Scots? Nice enough statue, pretty standard, but in a nice location. Worth a peek.
Not the easiest to approach, you're best off photographing this one from a distance so as to avoid getting hit by traffic. The statue itself is pretty standard but doesn't have a lot of information about it and like many of the statues around the...More
The William Pitt Statue honors William Pitt the Younger, who was King George III’s long-serving prime minister (1783-1801; again 1804-1806) and an exceptionally good administrator. The statue stands on a tall plinth in the middle of the George Street and Frederick Street intersection, where it...More
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Suits and shopping bags rule the streets of New Town, until after dark when strappy dresses come out to play. This is the city’s central business district with its smaller offices, clothes boutiques, and many of the city’s flashiest restaurants and ritziest clubs. The architecture along roads like George Street helps give it a swank and formal feel: it’s a planned Georgian development of regal townhouses, geometric
squares, and self-important statues. But it’s also a very wanderable neighbourhood, with a healthy bustle at almost any time of day and fine people-watching in places like St Andrew's Square which fills with picnickers around lunch. You’ll also find a series of cheerful basement bistros on Hanover Street, while dark Rose Street has something of the feel of an undiscovered back alley and is chock-full of characterful pubs and small independent shops.