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Charlotte Square

West end of George Street 40 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh EH2 4HQ, Scotland
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Peaceful green area surrounded by lovely architecture

Had a day trip to Edinburgh today with my daughter and Charlotte Square was our first port of... read more

Reviewed 15 February 2017
Another nice urban square

Most cities around northern Europe have similar buildings, domes, spires, big tall Georgian and... read more

Reviewed 31 January 2017
Dublin, Ireland
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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.
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good36%
  • Average19%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“robert adam” (3 reviews)
West end of George Street 40 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh EH2 4HQ, Scotland
West End
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

Had a day trip to Edinburgh today with my daughter and Charlotte Square was our first port of call. Situated in the 'new town' and at the west end of George Street. A nice quiet peaceful area away from all the hustle and bustle of...More

Thank thetravellingmanUk
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Most cities around northern Europe have similar buildings, domes, spires, big tall Georgian and Victorian style housing, which have the odd interval of a city square, here we have Charlotte square, an attractive city square from about 200 years ago, matured into a beautiful rural...More

Thank Theycallitmadness
Reviewed 11 January 2017

We visited the week before Christmas Great Christmas tree on the square, and the lights on the street were really impressive. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Peter K
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Charlotte Square is a beautiful example of Edinburgh's New Town. The ornate buildings are truly spectacular and are part of the wider area of Georgian architecture which forms the New Town which is UNESCO listed. There are some well known faces to be seen in...More

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Charlotte Square across the street from our luxury condominium was three blocks from Princes Street along a main road and a residential community. The architecture in the area was beautiful neo-classical, the park trees stately, and it was calm park just within the city center....More

Thank divadolling12
Reviewed 12 September 2016

This stunning 18th Century Square in New Town is one of the finest Neo-Classical squares in the Britain. Robert Adam was the key architect. The west side has a large Neo-Classical building with a tower (which was formerly a church) situated between two large mansion...More

Thank DohaInternational
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

One of our favourite places to go in August, in Edinburgh. A convergence of books, readers and authors for 2 weeks. Prettymuch something for everyone from 3 to 93. You mightget it signed to. Free admission to the festival tickets go very quickly for events...More

Thank whoolit
Reviewed 17 August 2016

It's a nice enough square on foot. Shame that the gardens in the centre are inaccessible. Traffic around it is poorly managed and you often get clarted up when driving, which needs addressed.

1  Thank George M
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Charlotte Square is where the Edinburgh Book Festival is setup during the Edinburgh Festivals Season. Right in the heart of the city at the west end of George street the Charlotte Square gardens seem an oasis of calm on a nice August evening when the...More

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 3 June 2016

The square was large with a beautiful statue in the center but there was no access as all the gates were locked. The architecture of the buildings around the square were however worth the visit to see the classic Georgian architecture. They included Butte House...More

Thank Oldjack
West End
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
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