The Companion Guide to Edinburgh and the Borders

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Companion Guides, 2001 - 420 pàgines
Edinburgh is one of Europe's most elegant and cosmopolitan cities, the Old Town rebuilt on the medieval street plan after being burned down by the English in 1544, and the eighteenth-century classical New Town more extensive than anything else of its kind in Europe. Edinburgh was the capital of an independent kingdom for more than two hundred and fifty years, and it has the air of a capital, with buildings where kings were born or where some of their more prominent subjects were assassinated, streets once trodden by Mary Queen of Scots and Bonnie Prince Charlie, and a rich artistic life that comes into exhilarating full flower in August with the Edinburgh Festival.

Edinburgh is also the gateway to some of the most spectacularly beautiful country in Britain: lying southward is the romantic landscape of the Borders, where Alexander Youngson is an admirable guide to the ruined abbeys, the castles that have withstood countless sieges, and the great houses still owned by families 'that the Flood could not wash away'.

A.J. YOUNGSON is former chairman of the Fine Art Commission for Scotland. ash away'.

A.J. YOUNGSON is former chairman of the Fine Art Commission for Scotland. ash away'.

A.J. YOUNGSON is former chairman of the Fine Art Commission for Scotland. ash away'.

A.J. YOUNGSON is former chairman of the Fine Art Commission for Scotland.
 

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The Castle
1
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8
Hollyrood House and the Abbey
62
From the Cowgate to the Meadows
77
From the University to George Square
96
Princes Street
110
The Mound
128
Calton Hill
141
EAST LOTHIAN
248
East Lothian
248
and to Peebles and the Tweed via Eddleston
279
To Kelso and the Tweed via Lauder
286
To BerwickuponTweed via Gifford and the Lammermuirs
297
To BerwickuponTweed via the coast
304
From BerwickuponTweed to Kelso
312
From Kelso to Melrose
327

From Charlotte Square to St Andrew Square
154
Queen Street and the Moray Estate
168
The Northern New Town
178
Dean Bridge Dean Village and the Western New Town
187
Stockbridge and the Botanic Gardens
196
West
205
South
213
From Holyroodhouse to Craigmillar Castle
222
Cramond the Forth Bridge and Hopetoun House
232
Leith
240
From Melrose to Peebles
342
From Peebles to Moffat St Marys Loch and Selkirk
355
From Selkirk to Hawick to Jedburgh
366
Carter Bar west and east
376
Appendices
385
Brief Lives
387
Architectural Glossary
399
Index
403
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