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Thistle Street Buildings

Old Houses in Central Edinburgh: New Town Architecture: Historic Properties in South East Scotland

The oldest houses in Edinburgh New Town:

Thistle Street Thistle Street Edinburgh
photographs © Adrian Welch

Thistle Street Edinburgh

Edinburgh New Town

Thistle Street restaurant – Fishers in the City

Thistle Street restaurant
photo © Adrian Welch

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Other restaurants in this street include at the time of writing (July 2016):

The Bon Vivant + The Bon Vivant’s Companion (owned by The Devil’s Advocate – Bar & Kitchen)
Iris Restaurant
Dusit Thai Restaurant
El Cartel Mexicana Cantena (also owned by The Devil’s Advocate – Bar & Kitchen)
Café Marlayne
Café St Honoré

The New Town is a central area of Edinburgh. It is a masterpiece of city planning, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995.
It was built between 1767 and around 1850, and retains much of the original neo-classical and Georgian period architecture. This street is located within the first New Town: Phase One was finished in 1820, with the completion of Charlotte Square. A design competition in 1766 was won by 26-year-old James Craig.

The principal street was named George Street, after the king, George III. Queen Street was to be located to the north, named after his wife, and Princes Street to the south.
St. Andrew’s Square and St. George’s Square were the names chosen to represent the union of Scotland and England. The idea was continued with the smaller Thistle Street (for Scotland’s national emblem) north of George Street and Rose Street (for England’s emblem) south of George Street.
The westernmost blocks of Thistle St were renamed Hill Street and Young Street, making it half the length of Rose Street.
source: wikipedia

Scottish Architecture

Thistle Foundation Edinburgh

Edinburgh New Town Buildings

Key buildings close by:

Harvey Nichols Edinburgh New Town
Harvey Nichols Edinburgh
photograph from store PR

Jenners Edinburgh
photo © Adrian Welch

Mansfield Traquair Centre Building
Mansfield Traquair
photo from Mansfield Traquair Centre

Royal College of Physicians
Royal College of Physicians
image © Adrian Welch

Dublin Street Lane Housing
Dublin Street
photo from the architect

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