Edinburgh (Pevsner Architectural Guides (Hardcover)

Buildings of Scotland )

By John Gifford, Colin McWilliam, David Walker, Christopher Wilson

Yale University Press, 9780300096729, 736pp.

Publication Date: March 11, 1991

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Description

The historic capital of Scotland is well known as a fortified medieval city with castle and crown-steepled church, its Royal Mile leading down to the Abbey and Palace of Holyrood; as a merchant city of the Stuart period with Parliament House and closely built houses and tenements; as a Georgian town with the largest sequence of planned developments in Britain; as a Victorian town of churches and banks, hotels and pubs, of quiet surburbs; and as a twentieth-century city where the Festival and its Fringe have encouraged the rediscovery of old buildings and the planning of new ones. A comprehensive gazetteer is provided to all notable developments of central Edinburgh, the seaport town of Leith and the suburban neighbourhoods.