Architecture Tour of New Town

Events (historical, walk)

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  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years

Description

On a small group walk, explore the principles of Georgian Neoclassical town-planning and architecture. Soak in the enlightenment spirit as you stroll the ordered, symmetrical grid of extravagant tenements, designed to chime with the union between Scotland and England. With the aid of 18th century illustrations, grasp the origins of typical Georgian details as your guide introduces fanlights, elegant ironwork of the New Town street lights, bowed dormer windows, sunken floors and a palette of sandstone finishes. You will finish the tour in the majestic Charlotte Square, surrounded by Robert Adam’s palatial facades.

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: Information not supplied
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: 20+
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

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  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

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Broadway Baby (3/5 stars) 93 days ago

It’s August, and we know what has lured all of you to Edinburgh—the neoclassical architecture!Whether you’re a regular tourist, Fringe-goer or resident, Cobble Tales' Architecture Tour of New Town will inspire you to see the city in a whole new light. Focused specifically in the New Town, this two-hour walk...

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