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Superbly located

The statue is located at the intersection of Frederick Street and George Street in the New Town and... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2018
Montrose, United Kingdom
Well Positioned

As you walk up Frederick Street from Princes Street, you see ahead this imposing statue of William... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2017
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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17 Aug 2018
“Superbly located”
13 Aug 2017
“Well Positioned”
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George Street | Intersection of George Street and Frederick Street, Edinburgh, Scotland
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Reviewed 17 August 2018

The statue is located at the intersection of Frederick Street and George Street in the New Town and is of Britains youngest Prime Minister.

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Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

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

Thank bsandrs
Reviewed 24 June 2017

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.

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Reviewed 15 February 2017

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

Thank thetravellingmanUk
Reviewed 1 February 2017

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.

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Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

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

Thank HuBo16
Reviewed 4 October 2015

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
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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
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