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Princes Street Gardens Edinburgh Architecture
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Princes Street Gardens
This green urban landscape is formed from two adjacent public parks in the centre of the Scottish capital city. The large public spaces are located just north of Edinburgh Castle.
The Gardens were formed in the 1820s following the long draining of the Nor Loch and building of the New Town. This Georgian property development designed by architect James Craif began in the 1760s. the topography slopes down towards the main line railway that heads west out of the Scottish capital towards Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow.
The loch, situated on the north side of the town, was originally an artificial creation forming part of its medieval defences and made expansion northwards difficult. The water was habitually polluted from sewage draining downhill from the Old Town.
Princes Street Edinburgh : Redevelopment / Masterplan
The gardens run along the south side of Princes Street and are divided by The Mound. The National Gallery of Scotland and the Royal Scottish Academy buildings are located on this land between the two parks.
East Princes Street Gardens run from The Mound to Waverley Bridge. They cover 8.5 acres (3.4 ha) in land area. The larger West Princes Street Gardens cover 29 acres (12 ha). It extends to the St. John’s Church and St. Cuthbert’s Church, near Lothian Road in the west.
Location: central Edinburgh, southeast Scotland, United Kingdom
Scottish Capital City Building Designs – recent selection on this website:
Jenners – one of the most famous retail buildings in the Scottish capital city.
Princes St Shopping : Stores
Princes St Development : Vision
Princes Street Shopping : Comment
MFA Princes Street : Framework
Princes Street Buildings
Princes St Building Selection – major selection from this website:
Royal Scottish Academy
picture © Adrian Welch
New Town RSA
photo © Adrian Welch
image © Adrian Welch
Scottish Capital Buildings
Major New town buildings that are located close by:
New Town St James Centre
photo © Adrian Welch
picture from architect
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