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Architecture Tour of Edinburgh New Town | Architecture Fringe 2017

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Steps of HM General Register House

2 Princes Street

Edinburgh

EH1 3YY

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In the spirit of this year's Architecture Fringe theme - INFRA STRUCTURE, our architectural walking tour in Edinburgh New Town will explain the less obvious systems set up in place to run the Georgian New Town and keep its residents happy.

As opposed to Old Town, the New Town was a planned town development, and the largest one in the world at the time for that matter. That allowed the city to introduce the infrastructure such as green spaces, lighting, water supply, and sewage in a planned manner. It was not, however, without its own struggles as we shall find out en route!

During the walk through rational, ordered, symmetrical grid of streets of extravagant neoclassical townhouses and private parks, you will learn the history and principles behind the masterplan of the New Town, designed to chime with enlightenment ideas and glorify the union.

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2 Princes Street

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EH1 3YY

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