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“Perfect for a picnic lunch in the sun or the book festival”
Review of Charlotte Square

Charlotte Square
Ranked #127 of 416 things to do in Edinburgh
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Owner description: Considered to be one of the finest Georgian squares in Britain, this plaza has maintained many of its elegant, old buildings on all four sides.
Reviewed 22 February 2014

A great green area in the centre of town that is great to spend your lunch break at especially if the sun is shining.

It is also a great place to visit when the book festival is being held. Many renowned authors give talks and multiple stalls sell books and host events to encourage people of all ages to pick up and book and stick with it to the end. Definitely worth a trip although most author events are ticketed and tickets go fast.

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Reviewed 21 January 2014

A beautiful square, fine example of Edinburgh at its best.....just a shame it has to house Alex Salmond.

Living in Edinburgh I deliberately make a detour to include this walk into my route somewhere.

Thank PeripateticPom
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Reviewed 7 August 2013

Wonderful park-like area of New Town near The Georgian House and Rose Street (shops, pubs, lots of outdoor seating, etc.). A wonderful example of the planning that went into making Edinburgh a beautiful and very livable city.

Thank Aligirl65
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Reviewed 8 June 2013

A small park here in the New Town of Edinburgh, a stroll through the historic buildings of the city but also the best pubs in the area.
A quite large statue stands at the center of the park, for sure is not the top Edinburgh's attractions.

Thank Magellano81
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Reviewed 26 May 2013

Charlotte Square is a dull and disappointing as the Scottish weather. The constant road diversions and tram works have added nothing to this square and it is in desperate need of some kind of makeover. The same could be said of Princes Street along with the Gardens. The council have focused on the disastrous trams fiasco instead of improving what was already there i.e. a square of grass that only comes to life when the Book Festival is on every August. Just not good enough.

Thank Alison S
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