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Review of Charlotte Square

Charlotte Square
Ranked #135 of 449 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 13 August 2017

The architecture here is amazing. In the georgian style. Here it's a bit more spread out and edinburgh gets a completely different feel. I loved walking around Charlotte Square while exploring the "new" town. So easy to walk around edinburgh.

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Reviewed 12 August 2017

Tours of the new town of Edinburgh will include this beautiful square, where the finest examples of Georgian architecture are found. The famous architect, Robert Adam, designed this square. The Georgian House is available for tours. Some other houses in this square that were occupied by famous men, such as Joseph Lister, were pointed out to us.

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Reviewed 25 July 2017

This is a beautiful square in Edinburgh to wander round, although there is quite a bit of traffic. Pop into the Georgian Town House if you get the chance.

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Reviewed 20 July 2017

Even if architecture is your thing, it's of questionable value to trudge over to this area of the city. Yet, guide books play it up as though this were Washington Square in New York City. It's not. Nor is it any of the squares in London that I know of. While the buildings are of Georgian style, the park in the center of the square is locked up closed and, even if it were open, appears in disarray.

Nearby Moray Circle, also ballyhooed in guide books, is at least in well-kept shape. But actually Moray is locked closed and only available to those who live around it. This requires, therefore, that one sneak in. Fortunately for us, there was a local party in the park and they'd left one of the gates ajar. So, my wife and I padded to a nearby bench and took a mid-day nap. Of course, what I was worried about the whole time is whether we would be trapped inside, since one needs a key to get out just the same as getting in. Fortunately, an hour later the gate was still ajar!

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Reviewed 11 July 2017

It was wonderful walking around the square and admiring the beautiful architecture expressed in the grand buildings. Sandstone was the predominant material used in the constructs, to superb and lasting effect.

Numerous decorative and practical features are to be seen. Fanlights are in place over many of the entrances allowing natural light into the hallways behind. Metal boot scrapers are on the front steps so that detritus could be removed before entering the glamour within.

A most attractive edifice is the former St Georges Church which is now the main building of the National Records of Scotland.

The Georgian House house has a delightful facade. The museum within excellently portrays life in Georgian times.

Thank permia
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