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Address: 17A Charlotte Square, Edinburgh EH2 4DJ, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 131 553 1314

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On the Reference to General Register House, the map shows it as being opposite the Mound. It is actually opposite North Bridge, quite a way away. (New Register House is behind and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 May 2016
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

On the Reference to General Register House, the map shows it as being opposite the Mound. It is actually opposite North Bridge, quite a way away. (New Register House is behind and to the left, West Register House is the one referred to here) However, when clicking on Reviews for General Register House to point out the location error, I... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2015

We walked passed the West Register House on the way to Georgian House on Charlotte Square. Had this good-looking building been open to the public I would enjoyed a look inside.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

This is one of the most impressive buildings in Edinburgh. Stand in Charlotte Square and admire it. It was originally a Church. The public cannot get inside these days because it is now used by the National Records of Scotland but stand outside & marvel at the architecture

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2012 via mobile

Closed to the public. Go to the general register. Take the taste if you just need s quick look. Treatment was very good.

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Prevailing winds meant that most cities that grew in industrial Britain had their most desirable neighbourhoods to the west – upwind of factory fumes. Edinburgh was no exception, with its wealthiest citizens settling in its West End and leaving behind grand Georgian townhouses, private gardens and genteel crescents. These backstreets remain as dignified and sleepy as ever, and most of the action here lies along the district’s busy main roads. Lothian Road connects to southern Edinburgh and harbors a vague entertainment district: three theatres and the city’s main indie cinema. All attract a select crowd, the sort who appreciate the Saturday Edinburgh’s Farmers’ Market around the corner. The West End’s other great thoroughfare, Shandwick Place, is dominated by trams trundling out to the suburbs and airport, and shoppers picking up last-minute items before hopping aboard.
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