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Scottish Capital Architecture

Edinburgh Built Environment: Building + Property Links, Scotland

Scottish Capital Buildings

Edinburgh was not always the Scottish Capital. Previous incumbents include Dunfermline, Linlithgow and Scone. This website is focused on architecture and history of Edinurgh. Contact details for the Capital’s Buildings are scheduled without images at the Edinburgh Tours page

Scottish Capital – Buildings

Images and text for key architectural projects in the city, by area:

Centre of the city:

Old Town Architecture
Edinburgh Castle
picture © Adrian Welch
Medieval street plan and some old buildings back to the 15th century, with Holyrood Abbey being even earlier in date.

New Town Architecture
Jenners Store
photo © Adrian Welch
Planned Neoclassical quarter, world-famous Georgian architecture.

Lothian Road
Edinburgh Conference Centre
photo © Adrian Welch

Coalhill Housing
photo © Adrian Welch

Edinburgh Park
New Edinburgh Limited
picture © Keith Hunter

Outlying areas of the city:


Areas just outside the city:

West Lothian
Mid Lothian
East Lothian

Scottish Capital Maps

The city’s historical and cultural attractions have made it the second most popular tourist destination in the United Kingdom after London, attracting over one million overseas visitors each year. Historic sites in Edinburgh include Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace, the churches of St. Giles, Greyfriars and the Canongate, and the extensive Georgian New Town, built in the 18th century. Edinburgh’s Old Town and New Town together are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which has been managed by Edinburgh World Heritage since 1999.
source: wikipedia

Architecture in Edinburgh

Scottish Architecture – key new buildings around the country

Edinburgh Walking Tours – city walks by e-architect
omni edinburgh
picture from the architect

Scottish Castles – historic properties in Scotland

Buildings in the city are arranged by area – as per the 12 Tour pages above. Featured Architects, ie with Edinburgh Buildings covered on the site, are listed on a separate page as are contact details for each building.

Architecture Books

Comments / photos for the Scottish Capital – Edinburgh Built Environment page welcome

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